Michael Owen states prediction for Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Michael Owen is backing Tottenham Hotspur to return to winning ways this weekend

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Michael Owen is backing Tottenham Hotspur to edge to victory over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

The Lilywhites drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park last weekend after Erik Lamela cancelled out Ross Barkley’s opener to ensure Mauricio Pochettino’s side avoided an opening day defeat in successive seasons.

Tottenham haven’t won their last five Premier League games after failing to beat West Brom, Chelsea, Southampton and Newcastle United last term before Saturday’s stalemate with the Toffees.

However, the north London side face a Premier League side in even worse form as Alan Pardew’s Palace outfit continue to struggle to perform under the ex-Newcastle boss.

And former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen believes Spurs will edge to a narrow win in a low-scoring game at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

“Spurs were as ordinary in the first half as they were good in the second half at Goodison last week but, whilst I think the hosts will nick it, I don’t think there will be many goals in the game,” Owen told Bet Victor.

Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table last term despite being touted as title contenders.

The north London side’s 5-1 loss to Newcastle on the final day of the season allowed Arsenal to pip them to the runners-up spot.

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