Michael Owen states his prediction for Tottenham v West Brom
The former Liverpool striker is backing Tottenham Hotspur to beat West Brom at Wembley on Saturday afternoon
Michael Owen is backing Tottenham Hotspur to return to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday when West Brom make the trip to Wembley.
Spurs produced a disappointing performance to lose 2-0 to bitter rivals Arsenal in the north London derby at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.
Tottenham struggled to get going in the derby clash as goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez wrapped up three points for Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men bounced back on Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in Germany to secure their place in the last 16 after topping the group.
Tottenham will welcome rudderless West Brom to Wembley in the Premier League this weekend in search of three points to get their title challenge back on track.
West Brom lost 4-0 to defending Premier League champions Chelsea at The Hawthorns last weekend to prompt the Baggies to dismiss Tony Pulis.
Former Liverpool striker Owen is backing Tottenham to winning against West Brom at half-time and full-time in the Premier League clash at Wembley.
“Spurs disappointed at the Emirates last weekend, but they were back to their best when coming from behind to win in Germany midweek and they have dome tremendously well to top a Champions League Group that contained holders Real Madrid and Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund,” Owen told BetVictor.
“West Brom are looking for a new manager following the departure of Tony Pulis earlier in the week and it will be interesting to see if the Albion Board go for a manager who will play a more expansive game given the Baggies scored only 105 goals in 106 games under Pulis.
“Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in this corresponding fixture last season and I expect Spurs to have a comfortable afternoon at Wembley.”
Tottenham finished in second place in the Premier League table last term after finishing seven points behind champions Chelsea.
Spurs ended the campaign seven points adrift of the title winners.