Michael Owen predicts Arsenal and Liverpool matches

A general view of  the newly built stand at Liverpool football club's Anfield Stadium

Arsenal will face Everton, while Liverpool will take on Middlesbrough in the Premier League this weekend.

General view of the Emirates Stadium before the match

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have wrapped up the first and the second positions in the Premier League table this season.

Manchester City are currently third in the standings, and they should be able to secure a Champions League place.

All Pep Guardiola’s side need from their final league game of the campaign against Watford away from home at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon is a point.

Liverpool and Arsenal will fight for the fourth and final Champions League spot this weekend.

A general view of  the newly built stand at Liverpool football club's Anfield Stadium

The Merseyside outfit are currently fourth in the standings with 73 points from 37 matches, a point and a place above Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Middlesbrough at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, while Arsenal will face Everton at the Emirates Stadium in North London.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has predicted the outcomes of the two matches.

Owen believes that both the Reds and the Gunners will pick up maximum points from their respective games.

“Everton have not won at Arsenal (Highbury) since 1996 and I don’t expect them to buck that trend with the Gunners finishing the season in very good form,” Owen wrote about Arsenal against Everton on Betvictor.com.

“The battle for the Premier League Golden Boot may have been decided at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night but Alexis Sanchez currently trails Romelu Lukaku by one (24-23) and their mini-battle is a fascinating sub-plot to the game. I expect to see goals at the Emirates with the hosts getting the lion’s share.”

A footnote added: "Michael’s recommendation; Arsenal to win and both teams to score at 2/1."

“We highlighted the fact that Liverpool have been, arguably, a better team on the road this season when looking at their trip to West Ham last weekend,” Owen wrote about Liverpool against Middlesbrough on Betvictor.com.

The Reds and their fans may have to be patient back at Anfield as they look to break down Boro, but they have worked too hard this season to let a return to the Champions League slip through their fingers at the eleventh hour.”

A footnote added: "Michael’s recommendation: Liverpool to win to nil at 4/6."

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