'They haven’t quite hit their stride yet' - Michael Owen predicts winner in Leeds v Wolves
Michael Owen has predicted that Leeds United will win against Wolves when the two sides meet at Elland Road on Monday night.
Although there has been a two-week break since the last round of Premier League matches, Leeds will go into this fixture in good form having beaten Fulham and Sheffield United and drawn with Manchester City in their last three outings.
The same cannot be said about Wolves as the West Midlands club have lost three of their last four matches, losing to Stoke, Manchester City and West Ham before a narrow 1-0 win over Fulham prior to the international break.
Due to Wolves’ form and Leeds’ thrilling style of attacking play, ex-Liverpool and England striker Owen has tipped Marcelo Bielsa’s side to earn a 2-1 win at Elland Road on Monday.
Writing on the BetVictor website, Owen said: “Leeds have been a joy to watch going forward this season. However, they must be applauded for a great defensive display against City two weeks ago.
“Wolves arrive having had an indifferent start to their campaign. They haven’t quite hit their stride yet, and I can see in-form Leeds taking full advantage.”
There is bound to be more to this match than just the form of the two sides because let’s face it, Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad is laced with talented players.
Leeds also have their own talented players and one of the best coaches in world football at the helm but we’re not as confident as Owen going into this match.
Wolves’ narrow win over Fulham was a big confidence booster for them going into the international break while Leeds are having to ensure they don’t get ahead of themselves after the impressive 1-1 draw with Man City.
We’re not taking anything away from that draw, nor are we questioning the attitude of the players, but they are just things to take into account ahead of Monday night’s meeting.
Based on the strength of the two sides, we would be happy with a point. But, as Owen says, Leeds are in the best form so there will be a slight bit of disappointment if we don’t take three points from Nuno’s men.
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