Former Liverpool and England star, Michael Owen has predicted victory for Manchester City when they clash with Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final of the Champions League on Saturday.
Manchester City and Chelsea will lock horns in Porto in the finale of this season’s Champions League.
While Pep Guardiola’s City are looking forward for a first Champions League win, Chelsea are hoping to lift a second having won the trophy back in 2012, defeating Bayern Munich.
Man City are the favourites on papers going into the crunch encounter but Chelsea have beaten City twice in the past six weeks under Thomas Tuchel.
But Owen, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker, believes Pep Guardiola’s side will get their revenge this time and become the sixth English team to win the Europe’s top prize.
“However, one blot in their [Man City] pursuit for a treble came against Chelsea in the FA Cup. Thomas Tuchel masterminded a 1-0 win, so there’s no doubt the Londoners will quietly fancy their chances here,” Owen was quoted by Metro.
“City have had ample time to prepare for this [final].
“Given Chelsea’s recent dip in form, it’s hard to make a case against City lifting their first Champions League trophy.
“I think Chelsea will sit in here and try to catch City on the counter, however, with City so powerful on the attack, keeping them out is the ultimate test.
“With that in mind, I’m going for City to win their first and much coveted, Champions League trophy with a 2-0 victory.”
To qualify for the Champions League final, being their first time ever, Man City overcame Borussia Dortmund in the quarter final and comfortably beat Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final.
Chelsea in the other hand, had a slim win over FC Porto in the quarter-final and also defeated 13-time Champions, Real Madrid in the semi-finals.