Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Paris Saint-Germain to beat Barcelona when both sides clash in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture in Paris on Wednesday night.
Owen also predicted Liverpool to defeat Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, at Puskás Aréna, Hungary.
Recall that PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the first-leg last month, while Liverpool won RB Leipzig 2-0.
Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “It looks like Barcelona’s European campaign is all but over. A 4-1 thumping on home soil may have been a shock to some, but this Barca side has been on the wane for some time.
“Again, like a couple of ties on the night, they’ll need to go for it at some stage, and when they do, I think that’s when they could be opened up.
“There aren’t many teams better on the counter than PSG, so I’ll be siding with the Parisians to make it back-to-back wins against the Catalans. PSG 2, Barcelona 1.”
Commenting on the Liverpool vs RB Leipzig match, Owen said, “Domestically, Liverpool are struggling at home. Six defeats in a row in the Premier League at Anfield is quite unbelievable, but I do feel switching to Europe could bring out the best in the Reds.
“Liverpool were excellent in the first leg, winning 2-0, meaning Leipzig will eventually need to throw caution to the wind at some point in the match.
“With that in mind, I think the Reds will get a much-needed win and go through to the next round. Liverpool 2, RB Leipzig 1.”
The kick-off time for all the matches is 9 pm.