Newcastle legend Michael Owen shared his thoughts on the Europa League final before he flying out to Basel for BT Sports ahead of the final.
The retired footballer turned Pundit is also a BetVictor Ambassador.
The Reds have won all three UEFA Cup/Europa League finals they have played to date whilst their Spanish opposition in Wedneasday’s final are unbeaten on four of such finals so one of the sides will lose their proud record in Switzerland. Owen predicts the Spanish guys will be the one to lose it. The retired player thinks Liverpool will lift the trophy (7/5) and will not only do so but will do it in regular 90 minutes.
Former Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Camacho believes that Vicente del Bosque should continue as the Spain manager even after the Euro 2016.
The World Cup winning coach is expected to announce his decision to step down from the job after the European championships next month. The 65-year-old has so far not made it clear what his future holds. The recent disappointment of the World Cup 2014 seems to be playing a lot in his mind. Despite going into the World Cup 2014 as the reigning champions, Spain suffered an embarrassing group stage exit.
Liverpool are looking to finish in the top six and the hopes of doing so will be boosted heavily by a win against Chelsea in the midweek action.
This is the penultimate game of the campaign for the Reds, who have just qualified for the Europa League final. Winning this game will give them access to the Champions League group stages next season, but the club want to make sure of a European qualification place even before the game. A run of seven victories in the last 11 matches has seen the club move closer towards the top six.
We’ve all got our opinions as to who will win Euro 2016: the patriots will be backing England, the romantics will tip Spain to complete a hat-trick of titles, the statisticians will be supporting France given that they have won their last two major tournaments on home soil, while the realists will be looking to Germany to take home yet another trophy.
That’s a debate in which all of the headline-making teams are available at short prices – and thus there’s not much appeal for the erstwhile punter. Instead, many will seek potentially profitable avenues elsewhere; one of which is the Top Goalscorer market.
With less than a month to go until the start of Euro 2016, preparations are well under way across the twenty-four nations who will all hope to achieve glory in France this summer.
The end of domestic league seasons across Europe have signalled the perfect time for national team managers to select a provisional squad containing players they believe have the quality to go all the way. A series of warm-up games could prove decisive in who makes the cut as a variable number of players are whittled down into a 23-man squad, with managers likely to give everyone a chance to impress and earn their place on the plane to Euro 2016.
Football is a sport that is considered to be one of the most lucrative in the world with players earning huge salaries. Lionel Messi earns £336,000 every week and all the top performers in the world have similar earning.
However, taking into consideration that Messi is widely considered to be the best player in the world, it’s only appropriate that he has a salary at that same level. Shane Long is a lesser known figure who performs with Southampton and his salary is in the range of £50,000 which is significantly less in comparison to Messi and other renowned figures but his salary is still good enough for him to live an incredibly luxurious lifestyle.
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Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund faced off in what was one of the most exciting Europa League matches in the history of the European competition with a total of 7 goals being scored throughout the 94 minutes of playing time.
Borussia Dortmund took an early lead as they scored twice during the opening 10 minutes of the match.
The Premier League is reaching it’s final stages and all the clubs are giving it everything they got to finish the season on a high note but a fairly extensive injury list is preventing Stoke City from unleashing their best players which is a huge blow Mark Hughes as he has a big desire to conclude the campaign by securing as many points as possible but it will be harder to accomplish than initially expected.
Marc Muniesa, Marko Arnautovic, Glenn Whelan, Jack Butland, Jon Walters, Glen Johnson and Marc Wilson are all of the players who have recently been suffering with injury.
Rafa Benitez will be in charge of Newcastle United for the first time at St James’s Park and he has a huge march straight away. The club will be taking on archrivals Sunderland in the Tyne Wear derby.
More importantly, this clash will also see Benitez coming up against his former nemesis Sam Allardyce. The duo have frequently flashed with each other when they were in charge of Liverpool and Bolton respectively. However, Allardyce has been much more mellowed in his pre-match press conference views about Benitez. After losing his first match against Leicester, Benitez will be hoping to inspire his players to a much needed victory.