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Michael Owen’s Champions League prediction for Manchester United vs Barcelona and Spurs vs Manchester City

Champions League first leg of the quarter-finals take place this week with four Premier League sides still remaining in the competition.

Manchester United will face Barcelona while Tottenham host Manchester City in the first Champions League fixture at their new stadium.

Here is a prediction by Michael Owen on the Champions League most expected ties.

Liverpool vs Porto

The Reds must do without the suspended Andy Robertson for the first leg, but Porto have failed to win any of their last 12 away knockout ties and Owen expects Jurgen Klopp’s side to take a sizeable lead into next week’s second leg.

Liverpool 3-0 Porto

Tottenham vs Manchester City

The first ever European meeting between the clubs and Owen believes it will be advantage City after Tuesday’s tie at Spurs’ new stadium.

Pep Guardiola has won 26 knockout Champions League ties – the record currently stands at 27 held jointly by Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti. An City’s Spanish boss will join that illustrious group midweek.

Tottenham 1-2 Manchester City

Ajax vs Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven Champions League goals against Ajax and Owen feels Juve will score in Amsterdam in what promises to be a hugely entertaining tie.

Ajax 1-1 Juventus

Manchester United vs Barcelona

Lionel Messi has failed to score in his last 11 Champions League quarter-final ties for Barcelona and has attempted 49 shots in this barren period. But anyway, the Catalan giants will win.

Manchester United 1-2 Barcelona

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