After Man City joined Man Utd, Chelsea, and Liverpool in the last-16, Michael Owen makes a Champions League prediction.
According to Michael Owen, a former Liverpool player, one of Chelsea or Liverpool could beat Manchester City to the Champions League title.
Manchester United has qualified for the last 16 with a game to spare, joining the three English heavyweights.
On Wednesday, City came back from a goal down to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at the Etihad.
Former Liverpool striker Owen, on the other hand, believes his former club and Premier League leaders Chelsea are a cut above Pep Guardiola’s men.
“Chelsea and Liverpool have a slight advantage over (City),” he said on BT Sport.
“That isn’t to say they aren’t capable of winning.”
They’re a top team, so they can certainly do it.
“However, I believe Anfield is a significant factor for Liverpool in knockout football.”
They’re a little bit more robust, and they’ve got a little bit more know-how, in my opinion.
“I still see Chelsea grinding it out even if they don’t play perfectly.”
I still see Liverpool coming back and battering someone at Anfield if they have one bad result.”
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After losing in last year’s final to Chelsea, City fans are still pining for their first Champions League title.
With all four English clubs already qualified – Italy has the next-highest number with two – Owen believes the Premier League will emerge victorious.
“English football is so far ahead at the moment,” he continued, “that City have a very good chance of ending their hoodoo.”
“However, if you want to be precise, Liverpool and Chelsea are a step ahead.”
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