Michael Owen believes that Rafa Benitez is a good bet to be ‘the first manager to walk this season’.
Ahead of the game on Sunday, the former Newcastle striker has pointed to some of the signings Swansea have made this summer, with Wilfried Bony and Renato Sanches arriving just before the end of the transfer window.
The pair could make their debuts (second time around for Bony) on Sunday and Michael Owen predicts a struggle for Newcastle United in Wales.
He describes Paul Clement as ‘doing brilliant work’ in late August when making his signings, in contrast to Rafa Benitez having any ambitions curbed by Mike Ashley.
Michael Owen says ‘I really fear for Newcastle this season’ and Sunday’s game could be a good pointer as to just how United can get on this season.
Michael Owen talking to BetVictor:
“I really fear for Newcastle this season and the signs from manager Rafa Benitez aren’t good.
“Rafa doesn’t sound happy with the club’s hierarchy and he looks a fair price at 4/1 with BetVictor to be the first manager to walk this season.
“I expect the Magpies to struggle at the Liberty Stadium, with Paul Clement doing brilliant work in the closing stages of the summer transfer window.
“Both Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony look great additions to the Swans’ squad and they can make an immediate impact for the South Wales club at the weekend.
“Michael’s recommendation: Swansea to win.”
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