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Michael Owen makes predictions for Man Utd, Arsenal and Wolves Europa League ties

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Michael Owen gave his Europa League predictions (Picture: Getty)

Michael Owen is backing the English sides to get off to a strong start in the Europa League and believes Manchester United, Wolves and Arsenal will all record opening night wins.

Manchester United and Wolves are both at home, welcoming Kazakhstans FC Astana and Portugals Sporting Braga to Old Trafford and Molineux respectively, with Arsenal travelling to Germany to take on Eintracht Frankfurt.

And Owen believes the trio of English teams will pick up three points apiece.

United gained a narrow, but much-needed, win against Leicester on Saturday and should follow it up in what is the first European game between English and Kazakhstani clubs, Owen told BetVictor on Uniteds chances.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates
Solskjaer will hope to get off to a winning start (Picture: Getty)

Astana lost 2-0 against Bate Borisov in Belarus in the last qualifying round but had won the 1st leg 3-0.

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It would be disappointing if United did not get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start.

Arsenal were runners-up last time out but were well beaten by champions Chelsea in the final, however, Owen thinks they will bounce back to kick-start this years campaign.

Last years beaten semi-finalists Frankfurt entertain last years beaten finalists Arsenal in one of the games of Matchday one, Owen added.

The Bundesliga outfit are a real threat especially at home, although they lost 2-1 at Augsburg at the weekend and lost their most-prized asset Sebastien Haller to West Ham during the summer.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery looks on
Will Emery and Arsenal grab a win? (Picture: Getty Images)

The Gunners are likely to have their chances on the break and I feel their quality strikers will give Unai Emery a winning start as they bid to go one better in the competition than last year.

Wolves have struggled at the start of their Premier League campaign and are sat in the relegation zone after picking up just three points from their opening five games but they have shown good form in Europe on theirRead More – Source