Michael Owen makes Arsenal and Liverpool predictions

Newcastle's Michael Owen of (2nd R) shoots from close range as Portsmouth goalkeeper David James (L) saves the ball with his head during a Barclays Premiership game at Fratton Park in...

Liverpool will face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday, while Arsenal will take on Brighton and Hove Albion.

(L-R) Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick of Manchester United show their dejection after Everton score their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton...

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Arsenal will win against Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend.

Arsenal will take on Brighton at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Owen believes that the Gunners will pick up all three points from the encounter in North London.

Michael Owen of Stoke in action with Michael Carrick and Anderson of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on...

“Brighton were fortunate to beat Newcastle at the weekend and I expect Chris Hughton’s side to be outclassed at The Emirates,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

The Gunners have a terrific record in home fixtures against lesser sides in the top-flight, beating West Brom 2-0 in North London on Monday, and should likewise complete another comfortable home win at the weekend.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Arsenal to win to nil at 21/20.”

Arsenal are in good form at the moment and are playing good football, and the Gunners should be able to pick up all three points form the match against Brighton with ease.

The Gunners have a much better team than the Seagulls, and playing at home is also going to give them an advantage.

Liverpool are also in action on Sunday afternoon. The Reds will lock horns with another of Owen’s former club, Newcastle United, away from home at St. James’ Park.

The Englishman believes that the Merseyside outfit will win the match against the Magpies.

Michael Owen of Newcastle (L) vies with Yossi Benayoun of Liverpool during their FA Premier League football match at the St James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, on December 28, 2008....

“I have fond memories of St James’ Park and scored a hat-trick for Liverpool in the corresponding fixtures back in 1998,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

The Reds saved bookmakers a fortune midweek but I expect Liverpool to bounce back when travelling to Newcastle on Sunday.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 9/4.”

Liverpool will head into the match against Newcastle as favourites, but if Rafael Benitez’s side score an early goal, then they could have a chance.

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