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ESPN's Early Prediction For Michigan-Iowa Game

A general view of Michigan Stadium during a football game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 25: General view inside of Michigan Stadium during the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan Wolverines on September 25, 2004 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A crowd of 111,428 fans attended as Michigan defeated Iowa 30-17. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

Michigan and Iowa will both be facing huge tests next weekend when they face off in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines' first taste of the Big Ten West this year went about as poorly as it possibly could. They were blown out by Wisconsin, losing 35-14 at Camp Randall Stadium. But the Wolverines recovered nicely this week, clobbering Rutgers at Michigan Stadium.

The Hawkeyes have had about as good a start as they could possibly have. They've knocked off all three of their non-conference opponents and also own a blowout win over Rutgers.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Michigan-Iowa game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that Michigan will emerge victorious. The computer model gives the Wolverines a 62.1 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.

Michigan and Iowa have not played each other since 2016. But Kirk Ferentz and his Hawkeyes emerged victorious over Jim Harbaugh that year.

In fact, Iowa has won five of the last six against Michigan, going 1-1 in Ann Arbor in the process.

Michigan and Iowa are both coming what amounted to tune-up games against Rutgers and Middle Tennessee respectively. The two Big Ten giants combined to outscore their opponents 100-3 over the weekend.

The game will be played at 12 p.m. EST on FOX.