Michael Owen states his prediction for Rochdale v Tottenham
The former Liverpool striker believes Tottenham Hotspur will make light work of Rochdale in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday
Michael Owen is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to ease to a resounding win at Rochdale in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday afternoon.
Spurs will take on the League One side in the domestic cup competition fresh from an impressive showing against Juventus in Turin.
Tottenham came from 2-0 down to rescue a 2-2 draw in a dominant second half performance against the Serie A giants in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.
Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit are in great form after a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley before a credible 2-2 draw with Liverpool FC at Anfield.
Harry Kane netted his 23rd Premier League goal of the season in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in the north London derby at the home of English football last weekend.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Spurs to secure a comfortable victory over Rochdale in the FA Cup fifth round this weekend.
“I was fascinated to hear Rochdale is where it all started for Spurs and England striker Harry Kane who played his first professional game, while on loan at Leyton Orient, at Spotland back in January 2011,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Spurs were outstanding against Juventus midweek and they continue to go from strength to strength. I will be surprised if they do not make it past Dale at the first time of asking.
“The Spotland pitch will not be the carpet that the Premier League produces week in week out, but I do not think it will make any difference and expect the Spurs to go marching on.”
Tottenham are in fifth place in the Premier League table but a point adrift of Chelsea FC in the race to secure a Champions League spot.
Spurs have finished in the Premier League’s top four in the past two seasons under Pochettino.
Tottenham will welcome Juventus to Wembley in the second leg on Wednesday 7 March.