Ex-England international Michael Owen has pinpointed the weakness in the current Three Lions squad as the wait for a first major tournament since the 1966 FIFA World Cup tournament on home soil continues.

England fans would be hoping that the wait for several decades ends at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament. The Three Lions are without any major trophy for 55 years and the closest they have come to ending that run has been several semi-final appearances at both the European Championship (1996) and the FIFA World Cup (1990 and 2018).


Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen is sure that the Reds will secure Champions League football if they win all their remaining games in the league.

Michael Owen spoke about the UEFA Champions League (UCL) fortunes of Liverpool while he was on Premier League TV for analysis on the big game between hosts Manchester United and Liverpool. The fixture between the two clubs is always the biggest on the English calendar.

According to Michael Owen, Liverpool will play Champions League football next season if they record 12 points from their remaining four games. He was on hand to see Liverpool win one od those four games at Old Trafford against rivals Manchester United. Liverpool edged the Red Devils 4-2 in the battle of two of his former teams.


Premier League legend Michael Owen predicted the Europa League semi-final first leg clash between Arsenal and Villarreal correctly.

Ex-Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Owen made his prediction for the game at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Thursday night on BetVictor.

Michael Owen had predicted a 2-1 win for Spanish team Villarreal at the expense of the Gunners on his BetVictor column and he was spot on.

Arsenal lost their first leg meeting with the Yellow Submarines as the two teams finished the game with ten men. Villarreal took the lead inside four minutes through midfielder Manu Trigueros before experienced defender Raul Albiol added a second goal for the hosts in the first half. The goals from Trigueros and Albiol ensured that Villarreal established a 2-0 lead at the interval.


Ex-Liverpool, Newcastle United and Stoke City striker Michael Owen didn't get his predictions right for the Manchester City and Chelsea games. The Premier League legend had made predictions on the games involving the two teams before they took to the pitch.

Michael Owen made his predictions for the Manchester City v Leeds United game and the London Derby clash between Crystal Palace and Chelsea via his BetVictor column.

According to the former Manchester United striker, Manchester City will thrash Leeds United 4-1 at home, while Chelsea will get the better of hosts Palace by 2-0.


Michael Owen didn't get his prediction right for the FA Cup quarterfinal tie between Leicester City and Manchester United at the weekend.

He had predicted that Manchester United will beat Leicester City 1-0 to advance into the semis but reverse was the case when the two teams met at the King Power Stadium on Sunday evening. At the end of proceedings, it was Leicester City who sealed a semi-final berth in the FA Cup this season ahead of favourites Manchester United.

Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero for the Foxes after his brace prompted the team to a 3-1 win.


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasrevealed that he wants Edinson Cavani to stay beyond this season amidst the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the Old Trafford outfit.

Solskjaer talked about Cavani in his pre-match press conference ahead of the first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie with AC Milan. According to him, EdinsonCavani is focused on getting himself fit and that he is committed to the club. The future of EdinsonCavani at Manchester United is a topic of discussion in the media after the recent interview from his father Luis Cavani.


Michael Owen has revealed that if Manchester City's back-up starting eleven were in the Premier League, they would be in much better form than Liverpool's starting eleven and comfortably secure a top-four finish.

Premier League's big spenders Manchester City further extended their lead at the top of the league table with a well-deserved win over the weekend as they downed Arsenal by 1-0. For the game against Arsenal, the following players were selected as the back-up XI by manager Pep Guardiola:

Goalkeeper: Zack Steffen
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Eric Garcia, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy
Midfielders: Rodri, Nathan Ake, Phil Foden
Attackers: Ferran Torres, Sergio Agüero, Gabriel Jesus

Owen praises Salah after Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Villa

Michael Owen reserved a lot of praise for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who was able to come up with another impressive performance in the FA Cup match against Aston Villa.

Liverpool were able to enjoy a 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup meeting between the two clubs. This was the first win for Liverpool in three matches, as they had drawn two and lost one of the last three games in the Premier league. However, they were able to get a flying start against Aston Villa with Sadio Mane scoring after just four minutes.

It has to be remembered that Aston Villa were largely fielding a weakened team due to majority of the first-team players and the staff suffering from an outbreak of Covid-19.


Former Liverpool, Stoke City and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed the big boys to secure their place in the FA Cup fourth round after their respective third round ties.

Michael Owen backed the big boys namely Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United while he predicted the scoreline for some FA Cup third round ties on Bet Victor. Michael Owen is certain that Arsenal will get the better of Newcastle United in one of the all-Premier League clashes in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Premier League legend also backed Chelsea and Manchester United to get past lower league opponents in their third round ties.


Michael Owen doesn't think former club Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season. The ex-England national team striker doubted the Premier League title credentials of Manchester United in a chat with the Daily Star.

According to Michael Owen, the current Manchester United squad is adept at counterattacking football and this could cause a lot of problems for the big teams but he doesn't think the current Red Devils squad is a well rounded team like rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, who have won the last three Premier League titles on offer between them.


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