Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Michael Owen previews Tottenham's trip to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday
Michael Owen is tipping Tottenham to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Southampton away from home on Saturday.
The Lilywhites have suffered something of a dip in form in recent weeks in the Premier League and they have lost two and drawn one in their last three outings.
Indeed, Spurs are now in danger of being overtaken by Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side only three points behind the Lilywhites with nine games left to play.
Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal in the Premier League at Wembley last weekend as they suffered another blip in their top-flight form.
However, after they booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Borussia Dortmund in midweek, former Liverpool FC striker Owen is tipping the Lilywhites to claim all three points on Saturday.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Spurs have lost their last couple of Premier League away games and only a late Hugo Lloris penalty save spared their blushes in the North London derby at Wembley last Saturday.
“That said, Spurs survived a first-half onslaught in the Westfalenstadion to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League in midweek when Harry Kane eased any thoughts of a Dortmund comeback with his early second half strike.
“The Saints are just two points above the drop-zone despite winning three of their seven home league games under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
“Spurs are realistically out of the title race, but they are in a battle for a top four spot with two of Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal missing out on automatic Champions League qualification.
“Mauricio Pochettino has never lost at his former club (W2 D2) and I expect it will be Spurs who take the points.”
Spurs are still aiming to win their first major trophy under Mauricio Pochettino, and they were beaten by Chelsea FC in the League Cup semi-finals this term.
They will learn their Champions League opponents for the quarter-finals when the draw is made next Friday 15 March.