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Michael Owen States His Prediction For Man Utd vs Arsenal
Michael Owen is tipping former club Manchester United to hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw in our Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger takes his squad to the ‘Theater of Dreams’ off the back of Tuesday’s hugely disappointing 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of our Champions League last-16 tie.
With our European adventure almost certainly over for another year, it’s time to focus on the Premier League and we can give our title chances a HUGE boost with a win against United tomorrow.
While we head to Old Trafford as the bookmakers favourites for the first time in the Premier League era, former United striker Michael Owen still believes that the Red Devils are going to provide us with a stiff test.
As Owen rightly points out [never thought I'd say that!], despite their poor form, United have still only conceded 5 goals at home all season and we’ve been struggling in front of goal ourselves in recent weeks, so the striker predicts we’ll play out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.
In his column for Colossus Bets, Owen wrote:
“Every match is vital at this stage of the season, and that is certainly the case forLouis van Gaal and Man United, and title favourites Arsenal.
“For all United’s trials and tribulations this season – and there have been many, including a 3-0 loss at Arsenal in October – it is a surprising statistic to see that they have only conceded five goals in 12 home games, which is the best defensive record in the league. And Monday’s 3-0 win at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup was much-needed.
“I know they have their problems and are missing Wayne Rooney and a whole raft of players, but I think that they could deny the Gunners a vital three points and I go for 1-1.
“Arsenal certainly won’t be facing the attacking flair that they did against Barca in a 2-0 defeat at The Emirates on Tuesday night but they have been generally struggling in front of goal themselves, too, as evidenced by their weekend 0-0 home draw against Hull in the Cup.
It’s certainly going to be an intriguing game but if we start like we did at the Emirates, we have the potential to blow them away again. However, our attackers have been misfiring recently so they’re going to have to step things up tomorrow if we want to come away with all three points.