UCL: Michael Owen predicts Chelsea vs Real Madrid, and Villarreal vs Bayern Munich
Former Manchester United player, Michael Owen, in his football analysis and fact has predicted the UEFA Champions League Quarter-final match between Chelsea vs Real Madrid, and Villarreal vs Bayern Munich.
According to him, Owen backed the Blues, the UEFA Champions League, UCL, to take a big step to reaching the semi-finals with another victory over the LaLiga giants, Real Madrid.
No doubt, Chelsea were handed a tough quarter final draw team in the UCL match, after being pitted against 13-time winners, Real Madrid. Last time when the two teams met in the competition, it was Thomas Tuchel’s side who came out victorious with a 3-1 win on aggregate in the semi-finals last season.
Real Madrid have changed their manager since then, with Carlo Ancelotti leading them 12 points clear at the top of LaLiga, while they also stunned PSG in the last round of the Champions League.
However, Owen expectation is high, as he expect to see Chelsea to beat Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, which will Kick-off at 20:00 hrs(8:00 p m. local time).
“This is a really interesting tie, particularly with these two having met in last year’s semi-final,” Owen told BetVictor via Metro.
“Chelsea won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in that tie, but it could have been four or five. Real looked slow and leggy in that tie, and I don’t see huge improvement in them.
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“Benzema and Vinicius [Junior] have been brilliant this season and they will be a threat. I’m going for a Chelsea win though, 3-1.”
In the other hand, He also predicted the game between Bayern Munich vs Villarreal in tonight match at 8:00 p.m.
“Villarreal have done brilliantly to make it this far.
“They completely deserved the win over Juventus in the last round.
“I would never write Villarreal off. Bayern struggled away from home in the last round against Salzburg, and I can see another draw here. I’m going for 1-1,” Owen said.