Michael Owen states his prediction for Tottenham v Arsenal
The Liverpool FC legend believes Tottenham Hotspur will beat Arsenal in a high-scoring game at Wembley on Saturday afternoon
Michael Owen is backing Tottenham Hotspur to ease to victory over Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs have endured a difficult week in the Premier League title race following successive losses.
Tottenham lost 2-1 to Burnley at Turf Moor last weekend before Chelsea FC were 2-0 winners against Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Wednesday night.
Arsenal have won their last three Premier League games to bounce back in impressive style from a 3-1 loss at Manchester City last month.
Unai Emery’s side have the chance to move to within a point of third-placed Tottenham if the Gunners can win at Wembley on Saturday.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Tottenham to beat Arsenal in Saturday’s early kick-off.
“Arsenal came from behind to win the reverse fixture at the Emirates 4-2 back in December, but I expect their North London rivals to gain their revenge back at Wembley in another hugely entertaining derby,” Owen wrote in his column for BetVictor.
“Spurs’ have won five of their last seven Premier League home games against the Gunners and will want to bounce back, having lost their last two Premier League games on the road this week.
“They take a three-goal lead to Dortmund midweek and the Champions League looks their only realistic chance of silverware this term.”
Owen added: “The Gunners meanwhile, have picked up six home points this week and a win for Unai Emery’s side would take them within a point of their neighbours.
“The away side have only won one of the last 16 north London derbies and Arsenal remain vulnerable on their travels. I feel Spurs will extend the gap between the sides to seven points in Saturday’s early kick-off.”
Tottenham are looking to record a third successive home victory over Arsenal at Wembley this weekend.
Arsenal have a miserable record against Tottenham on the road to make Pochettino’s side favourites to win.
The Gunners have only managed to win one of their last 10 games at Tottenham.
Tomas Rosicky scored the winner in their last away triumph over Spurs at White Hart Lane in 2014.
Tottenham are in third place and nine points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool FC.
Arsenal are sitting in the final Champions League qualification spot but the Gunners are a mere point ahead of Manchester United in fifth.