Michael Owen states his prediction for Man City v Tottenham
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen is tipping Manchester City to beat Tottenham in a high-scoring game on Saturday
Michael Owen is backing Manchester City to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime despite their Champions League exit at the hands of Spurs in midweek.
Spurs lost 4-3 to Pep Guardiola’s side at The Etihad in one of the most pulsating games in Champions League history but Tottenham still progressed to the semi-finals on away goals.
Manchester City led 1-0 inside four minutes before the visitors netted two goals in quick successions through Son Heung-min to leave Tottenham in a seemingly commanding position in the 11th minute.
But the Citizens were back in front less than 10 minutes later through goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva before Sergio Aguero netted the home side’s fourth goal in the 59th minute.
Fernando Llorente restored parity over two legs in the 73rd minute to leave Spurs going through the the last four on away goals, before Sterling had an added time goal chalked off for offside.
Manchester City can ill afford to suffer from a Champions League hangover given that Liverpool FC are sitting in top spot in the Premier League table and two points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side.
The defending champions have played one game less than their title rivals.
And former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Manchester City to exact revenge against Spurs on Saturday.
“No quadruple for Manchester City this season after Spurs won an epic Champions League quarter-final on away goals at the Etihad midweek. City may count themselves unlucky, but they must dust themselves down and prepare for two tumultuous Premier League games over the next week given that they travel to Old Trafford in midweek for the rearranged Manchester Derby,” Owen told BetVictor.
“City have won their last three Premier League games against Spurs and, let’s not forget, they did win the second leg tie on Wednesday.
“Spurs have much to play for themselves as they chase a top-four finish – they cannot afford to just concentrate on the Champions League although they will be favourites against Ajax in the semi-final.
“Spurs will always be a threat on the break, but I feel City will take all three points and set up what promises to be an Old Trafford showdown on Wednesday.”