Michael Owen states his prediction for West Ham v Tottenham
The Liverpool FC legend is tipping Tottenham to return to winning ways at West Ham on Wednesday night
Michael Owen has backed Tottenham Hotspur to make a swift return to winning ways at West Ham United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
Spurs produced an underwhelming performance in a 1-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the start of the week.
Riyad Mahrez scored a sixth-minute winner after Raheem Sterling teed up the former Leicester City playmaker to break the deadlock at Wembley.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane wasted their best two chances but his first effort went narrowly over the crossbar before Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson made a strong save to deny the Englishman.
Spurs had made their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign before Monday night’s 1-0 loss to Pep Guardiola’s side at the home of English football.
However, Tottenham have endured some gloom surrounding their failure to open their new stadium in time for the new season, resulting in an extended and unplanned stint at Wembley.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s side can restore the positive mood around the north London club if Spurs can finally deliver a trophy under the Argentinian head coach.
West Ham were held to a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday before the tragic helicopter crash outside the ground that resulted in five deaths.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is confident that Tottenham will beat West Ham at the London Stadium in the League Cup fourth round on Wednesday night.
“Spurs are back in action just 48 hours after their Wembley clash with Manchester City and I expect Mauricio Pochettino’s side to gain revenge for last season when the Hammers came from two-down to win 3-2 at Wembley at the corresponding stage of the competition,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Both managers are likely to make changes, but I feel Spurs have the stronger squad although it is a concern they are playing just two days after their vital Premier League clash with City.”
The Hammers were 3-2 winners against Spurs in the League Cup last season to end their participation in the cup competitions.
However, the north London side beat West Ham home and away in the Premier League last term to exact their revenge for the League Cup defeat.
Spurs are in fifth place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Manchester City and Liverpool FC.