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BetVictor Brand Ambassador Michael Owen returns with his picks for the midweek action, including two potentially key games in the race for the top four.

Leicester v Tottenham

Tottenham to win 1-0


Leicester now have four games in hand on some of the teams above them in the league, starting with this one. They will still be targeting a top-six finish and will likely need a win here to keep that alive.

Spurs were disappointed to see the North London Derby postponed but I would expect them to be full of energy in this one. We all know what a demanding and intense coach Conte can be, so extra time on the training ground will be a good thing.

I really don’t think there’s much between these two at the minute. I can’t see many goals in this game. 1-0 to Spurs.

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Brentford v Man Utd

Man Utd to win 2-1

I was disappointed from what I saw from Brentford against Liverpool.  That’s now seven goals conceded in two games and despite making a good start to the league, they aren’t safe just yet. They’ve got a difficult run of games to come, and they’ll be desperate to not get dragged into the relegation fight.

Ralf Rangnick will be gutted to not hold on to the win against Villa. They were in control of the game, so to not get the win was a blow.  The positive would be that Bruno Fernandes looked back to his best. He’s not been up to his usual standards this season, but he took his second goal with a calm finish.

Man United are clearly having defensive issues, so I can see them conceding here. I don’t think Brentford can score more than one though and I think United will win this. 2-1 to Man United.

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EFL Cup - Arsenal v Liverpool (0-0)

Liverpool to win 2-1


I have to admit, I was impressed by Arsenal’s performance last week. To play for so long with ten men and to hold out was frankly, an un-Arsenal type result. Liverpool were impressive against Brentford and should have scored more than the three they did. Salah and Mane are obviously big misses, but Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jota were bright throughout the game. I think Arsenal will have more of the ball, but Liverpool will cause a lot of problems on the break. 2-1 to Liverpool.

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