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With battling still going on at both ends of the table, there’s still plenty to play for in the Premier League. BetVictor Brand Ambassador, Michael Owen, joins us to give his midweek predictions.

Aston Villa v Liverpool

Liverpool to win 3-1

9/1

That was an impressive win for Villa at Turf Moor on Saturday. Burnley have been in good form, so to go and score three shows how dangerous this Villa side can be.  Outside the top six, there’s not many sides who have the quality and the options that Villa do in attack.

Liverpool didn’t play badly against Spurs, but it was a draw nonetheless. They’ve been winning so many games that it was inevitable they would drop points at some point.

Liverpool just have to win their remaining games and see where that takes them. I can’t see them dropping points here, I’m predicting a 3-1 win.

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Leeds United v Chelsea

Chelsea to win 2-0

Leeds now find themselves in the relegation zone, it’s been a tough few weeks for the club. They showed some fight against Arsenal but to play with ten men for well over a half is asking too much of this side. You can’t have disciplinary issues this late in the season, the games are too important to be a man down.

For Chelsea, they too find themselves under some pressure. For most of the season, it would have been unthinkable for them to finish outside the top four, but they are making things difficult for themselves. With Arsenal just a point behind, they can’t afford any more dropped points.

I think Chelsea will win this though. Leeds are really struggling, 2-0 Chelsea.

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Leicester City v Norwich City

Leicester to win 3-1

9/1

That defeat at the weekend against Everton was the latest in a long line of bad defeats this season for Leicester. The defeat on Thursday in Rome was bound to take something out of them, but I still expected them to win. I think we could see a lot of ins and outs at Leicester this summer.

For Norwich, this is a chance to give some youngsters some experience at this level.

With Norwich already down, I have to favour Leicester here. I’m going for 3-1.

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Watford v Everton

Everton to win 2-1

Now Watford are officially down, they find themselves in the same position as Norwich. They’ve got a huge squad, so they will probably rotate the team and give some younger players a run out.

For Everton, the win over Chelsea a couple of weeks ago was massive, but Sunday’s at Leicester was even bigger. They’ve had so many issues on the road, so to go and win there felt like a season-defining win.

I can’t look past Everton in this. They’ve got so much more to play for, and a win would put them on the verge of staying up.

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Wolves v Manchester City

Man City to win 2-0

9/2

I didn’t see Wolves draw with Chelsea coming, particularly with 15 minutes to go! To come from two goals down was really impressive and showed what a good side they can be.

All eyes were on City against Newcastle to see how they would react after that defeat in Madrid. Pep couldn’t have asked for a better response from his side, they dominated the game. They scored five, which could have been more. You wouldn’t have known City lost in midweek.

I’ve got to fancy them again here. 2-0 City.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

1-1 draw

I’ve been looking forward to this one for weeks. Spurs may have dropped points at the weekend, but it was an impressive draw at Anfield. You can see what Conte is building, and they aren’t far away from being a very good side.

For Arsenal, it wasn’t a classic performance, but the win over Leeds was vital in extending their lead over Spurs. Nketiah was in amongst the goals again, he looks a natural finisher.

Even a draw would be a good result for Arsenal here. I think that’s what we will see. I’m leaning towards 1-1.

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