Ebene News – GB – Michael Owen makes predictions on Europa League, notably Man Utd and Arsenal

Michael Owen has made his predictions for a selection of the last 32 European League clashes this week, including Manchester United’s game against Real Sociedad and Arsenal meeting with Benfica

United will face Sociedad in Turin on Thursday after a race of indifferent form that saw them pick up just 11 points from their last eight league games and consequently drop 10 points behind league leaders Manchester City

After being knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has a chance to win silverware in Europe this season but will have to overtake a side that currently sit fifth in La Liga

Former United striker Owen expects a tough test for his former side and believes the result will end in a 1-1 draw

He told BetVictor: “Fifth in LaLiga it is fair to say that Real Sociedad will be happy with their domestic campaign, so far However, it could have been better

“The Spaniards have started their campaign off on the right foot, but a slight downturn has seen it fade Having lost only one of their last six games, they arrive here in good shape

“It will be as difficult a test as you can get at this stage of the competition for United That said, I think the way the game is going can play in their hands United is at its best on the clock, so I expect them to score in what could turn out to be a close match

Arsenal bounced back from back-to-back league defeats to beat Leeds 4-2 convincingly last weekend

But Owen has a feeling the Gunners, who are currently 10th in the table, will slide to a 1-0 defeat to Benfica in Rome on Thursday night

“It tells me that there is still work to be done, and I think against a well-trained and organized team at Benfica they will find it difficult. I’m going for a slim home win”

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Ebene News – GB – Michael Owen makes predictions for the Europa League, including Man Utd and Arsenal

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/18/michael-owen-makes-europa-league-predictions-including-man-utd-and-arsenal-14105731/