ENGLAND – Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of today’s UEFA Champions League fixtures.
Chelsea will take on Valencia in an away Champions League fixture following a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League over the weekend.
Liverpool will face Serie A side, Napoli at Anfield.
Speaking with BetVictor, Owen gave his predictions thus;
Valencia vs Chelsea: “Valencia won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and a win for either side would see them through to the last 16. Valencia, Chelsea and Ajax are currently tied on seven points and this is a game Chelsea simply cannot afford to lose if they are to make the knock-out stages.
“With Lille to come at Stamford Bridge on Matchday six, a draw would not be a bad result for Frank Lampard’s side. Chelsea are unbeaten from three previous visits to the Mestalla (w2 D1) and I expect the Blues to come away with a valuable and hard-earned point.”
Liverpool vs Napoli: “Napoli are without a win in their last six in all competitions and currently sit seventh in Serie A.
“Holders Liverpool will be through to the last 16 of the competition with a win and they will be looking for revenge having lost the reverse fixture in Italy, for the second successive season, on Matchday One.
“The Reds rode their luck at Selhurst Park on Saturday but they were excellent against City in their last home game, and I believe they will take all three points from what promises to be another wonderful Anfield occasion.”