Michael Owen predicts Barcelona v Arsenal result

Michael Owen

Barcelona will face Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Barcelona will win against Arsenal at home this week.

Spanish giants Barcelona will take on Premier League outfit Arsenal in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.

Luis Enrique’s side won the first leg of the tie 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in North London last month.

Owen has backed Barcelona to win on Wednesday evening and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“Arsenal travel to the Nou Camp as 33/1 outsiders to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League but realistically they are even more unlikely on paper and would need a minor miracle to turn the Catalans over in their own backyard,” the former England international striker wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Barcelona are the 1/5 favourites to win the return leg on home soil, but are in a similar position to Manchester City and can afford the luxury of sitting back and being patient throughout the 90.

“Arsene Wenger’s side will struggle to shut-out a front-three of Messi, Suarez and Neymar that have collectively netted 100+ goals already this term and look likely to fire them to victory against the Gunners.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation; Barcelona to win to nil at 23/20.”

Barcelona are the best club side in the world at the moment and are imperious at home.

Having lost the first leg 2-0 at the Emirates, Arsenal have given themselves virtually no chance of going through.

An early goal for the Gunners at Camp Nou could make things a bit tricky for the Catalan giants, but Barca do have the quality to come from behind and register a comfortable win.

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