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Michael Owens Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea & Liverpool

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The Premier League is back with a bang this weekend (Picture: Getty / Metro)

The Premier League returns this weekend following the last international break of the season. Brand Ambassador Michael Owen again shared his thoughts exclusively with BetVictor on all the action.

Fulham v Manchester City

Raheem Sterling will hope to keep his stunning run of form going at struggling Fulham (Picture: Getty)

Fulham have lost their last seven games with Manchester City in all competitions and I cant see past a win for the champions in Saturdays early kick-off.

The hosts had their moments against Liverpool at Craven Cottage last time, but they have now conceded at least twice in their last 11 league games and it would be a surprise if they were able to keep Pep Guardiolas side at bay in West London.

Michaels prediction: 1-3

Brighton v Southampton

Brighton are in decent form and have reached the FA Cup semi finals (Picture: Getty)

Two late goals gave Southampton a much-needed three points against Spurs last time, but they begin the weekend just two points above the drop zone.

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FA Cup semi-finalists Brighton have won their last two league games, but I feel both sides will take a point on the south coast.

Michaels prediction: 1-1

Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves have only lost one of their last eight PL games – at Huddersfield last month – although they have drawn three of their last five and I feel they will again have to settle for a point at Turf Moor.

Burnley have conceded ten times in the 90th minute or in added time this season and they are only two points above Cardiff – who sit in the final relegation place – in the table with the Bluebirds having a game in hand. The good news for Clarets fans is that Cardiffs game in hand is at the Etihad on Wednesday!

Michaels prediction: 1-1

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are injury doubts for Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)

Huddersfield famously won 3-0 at Selhurst Park on the opening day of the 2017/18 season in Frank de Boers first game in charge of the Eagles.

Since then the sides have played three times in all competitions with Palace winning the lot without conceding a goal. The Eagles have only scored 11 times and picked up 13 points at Selhurst Park so far this season, but I expect the hosts to improve on that record against the Terriers.

Michaels prediction: 2-0

Leicester City v Bournemouth

Brendand Rodgers has made an impressive start to his Leicester tenure (Picture: Getty)

Leicester have, surprisingly, never beaten Bournemouth in the PL (D5 L2) but I expect the hosts to buck that trend and keep the points at the King Power.

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The Cherries won their last away league game at Huddersfield but lost their previous nine on their travels and I feel the Foxes will win an entertaining encounter in the East Midlands.

Michaels prediction: 3-1

Manchester United v Watford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was confirmed as Manchester Uniteds permanent manager on Thursday (Picture: Getty)

Watford have never won at Old Trafford in the league (D2 L9) and I expect United to return to winning ways having lost at Arsenal in the PL and at Wolves in the FA Cup in recent weeks.

United have only kept two clean sheets at home in the league so far this season – one of them was against Liverpool – and I feel the Hornets may find the back of David de Geas net on Saturday. That said I feel United will do enough to maintain their challenge for a top four place.

Michaels prediction: 2-1

West Ham v Everton

Javier Hernandez scored twice in West Hams recent 4-3 win over Huddersfield (Picture: Getty)

West Ham are unbeaten in their last six home league games and have won their last three. You must go back to May 2002 – under Glenn Roeder – for the last time the Hammers won four successive home league games in top-flight football.

Everton came good in the second half against Chelsea last time, but they have a moderate recent record in London – P10 D3 L7 – and I expect Manuel Pellegrinis side to keep the points and do the double over the Blues for the first time since the 1972/73 season.

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Michaels prediction: 2-1

Cardiff City v Chelsea

Chelsea slumped to a damaging defeat at Everton last time out (Picture: Getty)
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