Michael Owen makes Leeds United v Wolves prediction as Monday clash looms

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Michael Owen is backing Leeds United to pick up a third league win of the Premier League season when they face Wolves on Monday night.

The two sides are set to go head to head at Elland Road, and after an impressive start to the campaign, former England striker Owen is backing Marcelo Bielsa’s side to pick up all three points from the match.

It has been an excellent start to the season for Leeds on their return to the Premier League after so long away.

Remarkable performances against Liverpool and Manchester City – earning them a point against Pep Guardiola’s side – combined with wins over Fulham and Sheffield United have put them eighth in the top-flight table going into the weekend.

Wolves have also picked up wins over Sheffield United and Fulham at the start of this season, but have also suffered defeats to Manchester City and West Ham, the latter a 4-0 thrashing.

Those results have left Nuno Espirito Santo’s side 14th in the early Championship standings, and with some unconvincing performances from the Midlands based club, Owen is backing Leeds to pick up all three points when the two clash on Monday.

Speaking to BetVictor about his expectations for the Monday Night clash, the former Liverpool striker 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.”

You certainly see the point Owen is making here.

Leeds have been really impressive at the start of this season, and ought to be brimming with confidence right now, especially after that performance against City last time out.

The loss of Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente in defence will be a miss for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but the potential return of Pablo Hernandez could certainly cause Wolves problems at the other end of the field.

For their part, Wolves haven’t quite hit the form they have previously shown in the current campaign, although they are more than capable of causing Leeds problems if they are able to get back to their best for this one.

As a result, I would not be surprised if this does turn out to be a hugely entertaining game to watch, and Leeds should be confident of getting something out of it.

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