Michael Owen states prediction for Everton v Tottenham

Michael Owen is predicting a close encounter between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon

Michael Owen is predicting a tight game between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day of the Premier League weekend on Saturday.

The Toffees appointed Ronald Koeman as Roberto Martinez’s replacement earlier this summer after a below-par end to the season.

The Dutch coach has already signed Swansea City and Wales defender Ashley Williams to bolster his defensive options, while Everton have also acquired Aston Villa’s Idrissa Gueye.

Tottenham, meanwhile, have spent nearly £45m on transfer fees after Mauricio Pochettino signed Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama and AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen.

And former Liverpool striker Owen predicted a high-scoring game in what should be a competitive game between Everton and Tottenham.

“A really tough game to call with Spurs looking to bounce back from a disappointing end to the season and Ronald Koeman looking to acquire a number of new players before the end of the transfer window,” Owen told BetVictor.

The north London side secured their best-ever finish in the Premier League last season after finishing in third place behind champions Leicester City and rivals Arsenal.

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Everton, on the other hand, ended the season in 11th place after an inconsistent campaign under Roberto Martinez.

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