Champions League: Michael Owen predicts Ajax vs Chelsea, Genk vs Liverpool clashe

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of today’s UEFA Champions League fixtures.

Chelsea will take on Dutch giants, Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA following a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend.

Liverpool will tackle Genk at the Cristal Arena Stadium after playing a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League last Sunday.

Speaking with Betfair, Owen gave his predictions thus; Ajax vs Chelsea: “Ajax are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season (W13 D4) and their last defeat came on that famous night back in May when Spurs made a dramatic late comeback in the semi-final second leg to qualify for the final in Madrid.

“The hosts have won both group games 3-0 so far this season but I feel Frank Lampard’s exciting and improving side can get a hard-earned point in the Johan Cruyff Arena.

“The Blues have not lost in their last nine away games in European competition and I expect them to pick up a valuable point in midweek.”

Genk vs Liverpool: “Genk have drawn all four of their home games in the group stages of the Champions League including a goalless draw against Napoli on Matchday two.

“Liverpool survived a scare against Salzburg to pick up three points last time but, after their reverse in Italy on the opening night, the holders do need a positive result.

“Genk lost in Liege on Saturday and currently sit third in the Belgium First Division. I think the Reds will gain a vital three points and stamp their authority on the group.”