Michael Owen's predictions for Man City v Real Madrid and Liverpool v Villarreal

Michael Owen expects Manchester City and Liverpool to enjoy comfortable victories in the Champions League this week as they look to set up an all-English final.

Premier League title rivals Man City and Liverpool meet Real Madrid and Villarreal respectively in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola’s side, who are currently one point above Liverpool in the Premier League, knocked out Atletico Madrid in the previous round as they chase an elusive Champions League title.

Liverpool, meanwhile, secured an emphatic victory over Benfica in the quarter-finals as they bid to win the Champions League for a second time under Jurgen Klopp.

Real Madrid and Villarreal should not be underestimated, however, with Madrid set to win La Liga this season and Villarreal pulling off a huge shock against German champions Bayern Munich in the last round of the Champions League.

Despite the success of the Spanish sides, Owen believes Manchester City and Liverpool will take big steps to reaching the Champions League final in the first legs of their semi-final ties this week.

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