Former Liverpool ace Michael Owen is expecting to see Premier League defending champions Chelsea and Manchester City play out a draw in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bride on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea head into the game looking to return to winning ways after they were beaten 2-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.
During CL clash it was Chelsea’s first defeat since Guus Hiddink appointed as a temporary manager this season but it was a largely positive display from the Blues in Paris.
Meanwhile, are also looking to return to winning ways after their disappointing 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last weekend.
Owen has admitted that Sunday’s game is a difficult one to predict and reckons that it will finish all square to force a replay at Etihad Stadium.
Owen revealed his prediction: “I think Man City were badly done to with that penalty decision on Sunday, but the fact is that was their second home defeat in an important match, and they aren’t playing to their potential at the moment. They look vulnerable.
“Chelsea are certainly beginning to find their stride – even though Newcastle were very poor on Saturday night – and you have to go back to 14 December to find the last time they lost domestically, and they didn’t play badly in a 2-1 loss at PSG on Tuesday night.
“It’s a tricky game to call – City thumped them 3-0 back in August – and I fancy goals, so I will plump for Any Other Draw.”