Former Manchester United and Real Madrid attacker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of the Premier League match-day 19 fixtures.
Newcastle United will host Manchester United on Monday night at St. James’ Park.
Chelsea will tackle Aston Villa on Sunday evening in an away Premier League tie.
Manchester City will host Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day, while Arsenal will face Norwich City.
Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “After a good start to his tenure, Dean Smith has seen his side struggle in their last few games. Norwich’s next few matches after this win will go a long way in determining their future.
“Arsenal continue to get better and better and are possibly the ones to beat for that 4th spot. This should be comfortable for Arsenal. I’m predicting a 2-0 away win. ”
Commenting on the Manchester City vs Leicester City game, Owen said, “Things aren’t quite right with Leicester at the minute. They have been inconsistent all season, but to be fair, they have been desperately unlucky with injuries. They were superb in that 4-0 win over Newcastle in their last, but how will they perform here?
“I can only say this going one way. Leicester might nick a goal, but City will win 4-1.”
Speaking on the Aston Villa vs Chelsea fixture, Owen said, “I’m delighted to see Steven Gerrard do so well at Villa.
“Chelsea are in their worst form of the season and possibly since Thomas Tuchel took charge. More dropped points for Chelsea will make it difficult to win the league. I can see this Villa side frustrating them and getting a point. I fancy a 1-1 draw.”
On the Newcastle vs Manchester United match, Owen said, “This is one of my favourite fixtures and St James’ Park will be noisy for this one.
“I’m very interested to see how Man United performs. With the home fans behind them, I can see Newcastle scoring. I don’t trust them at the back, though and United will score a couple of their own. 2-1.”