Michael Owen predicts Newcastle United v Swansea City

A Newcastle United sign is seen at St James' Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club on March 5, 2011 in Newcastle, England.

Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United will face Swansea City in the Premier League this weekend.

Manchester United's English striker Michael Owen in action during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west...

Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Newcastle United will win against Swansea City at home in the Premier League this weekend.

The Magpies will take on fellow struggling side Swansea at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

Former Newcastle and Liverpool striker Owen, who now works as a pundit for BT Sport, has backed Rafael Benitez’s side to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Everton's USA goalkeeper Tim Howard (R) saves from Manchester United's English forward Michael Owen during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton...

Owen wrote on Betvictor.com: “Newcastle have picked up seven points from their last four games and I expect them to maintain their recent improvement with a win against Swansea at St James’s Park.

“Swans’ did come from behind to win their last away league game at Watford but they remain at the-foot-of-the table and did lose their last seven on the road before their trip to Vicarage Road.”

A footnote added: “Tip: Newcastle to win at 9/10.”

(L-R) Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick of Manchester United show their dejection after Everton score their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton...

Newcastle are in good form at the moment and will be confident of winning against fellow strugglers Swansea at home.

The Magpies will head into the match against the Swans at St. James’ Park on the back of a 3-1 victory over Luton Town at home in the third round of the FA Cup.

Prior to that encounter, Benitez’s side got the better of Stoke City 1-0 away from home at the bet365 Stadium in the Premier League.

The Swans are in real trouble of going down to the Championship at the end of the season and are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment.


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