Michael Owen gives an Owen-like prediction ahead of Champions League clash

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Liverpool legend Michael Owen has predicted a low scoring affair between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid at the National Arena Stadium in Bucharest tonight.

Both teams head into the game having not won their last league game, with Diego Simeone’s side losing 2-0 to Levante.

Atletico Madrid have dropped form in recent weeks, but Owen has backed them to beat Chelsea 1-0. This is hardly a surprise as Owen rarely backs Chelsea in the big games. Hopefully, Chelsea can prove him wrong in this game.

“Over the last decade, Atletico have missed out on both the domestic championship and Champions League on several occasions, and this is another season where opportunity has presented itself at their door,” Owen told BetVictor.

“That said, they are in the middle of a patchy run of form having won only once in four games.

“Still undefeated, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is likely to approach this cautiously. The Blues’ have been solid at the back since his arrival and I think this will be another match where he will be desperate to give nothing away.

“With that in mind, I don’t see many goals on the horizon. However, I think Atletico may just have enough to nick it on their own patch.”

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