Michael Owen reckons Manchester United and Manchester City will finish all squad on Sunday as both sides look to continue their fine form.
United are unbeaten in eight games while City have won four games on the bounce including a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu
The former England and Liverpool striker is backing both sides to progress past the weekend without losing, predicting a 1-1 draw between the rivals.
He told Bet Victor: “Recent Carabao Cup winners Manchester City travel across Manchester for their derby clash with United in the match of the weekend.
“They’ll be in a confident mood heading to Old Trafford but from the three matches between the sides this season, Manchester United have already won two.
Michael Owen is backing Manchester United and Manchester to draw
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“However, in what is sure to be a closely fought contest, I think the bragging rights will be shared with a goal and a point apiece.”
Owen has also given predictions for the other matches in the Premier League over the weekend, tipping Tottenham to lose and Liverpool to bounce back from defeat.
He said of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds: “Liverpool’s lengthy unbeaten run came to a surprising end against Watford last week.
“With a number of players returning to full fitness, I fancy the Reds to get back to winning ways against Bournemouth.
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“The last five games between the sides have seen Liverpool win them all with a combined score of 17-0!
“I’m going with Liverpool to continue that goalscoring theme with a confident win at Anfield.”
Before adding of Spurs: “Earlier in the season, Spurs won the reverse fixture 5-0 and who could forget Son’s magical solo goal in that game.
“But as the teams meet again, the circumstances are very different. Injuries have robbed Spurs of not only Son but also talisman Harry Kane.