‘There will be goals’: Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Bournemouth
Michael Owen looks ahead to Tottenham Hotspur's home clash with Bournemouth on Saturday
Michael Owen is backing Tottenham Hotspur to claim a win over Bournemouth in their Premier League clash at home on Saturday afternoon.
The Lilywhites have been settling into life under their new manager Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese coach was brought in as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor last week.
Spurs have made a winning start under their new boss, with the north London side having claimed victories over Olympiakos and West Ham United in his opening two games in charge.
Tottenham will now turn their attentions towards their first Premier League home clash under Mourinho as they prepare to welcome the Cherries to north London.
Former Manchester United and Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Spurs to win in what he thinks will be a high-scoring game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Spurs came from two goals down to beat Olympiakos midweek and seven goals and six points across two competitions add up to a tremendous start to life under Jose Mourinho.
“I again think there will be goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday when Bournemouth are the visitors.
“The Cherries have lost their last couple of league games and, surprisingly perhaps, 50% of the goals scored by Eddie Howe’s side have come from set-pieces – 8 of 16 – so far this season – and that figure does not include penalties.
“Spurs conceded goals from set-pieces against both West Ham in the Premier League and Olympiakos on Tuesday and this is an area that Mourinho is likely to work on ahead of the visit of Eddie Howe’s side.”
Tottenham are currently in 10th place in the Premier League table as they look to try and haul their way back into contention for a top-four finish.
Next up for Spurs after Saturday’s clash is a trip to Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday night, as Mourinho prepares for a return to Old Trafford almost exactly a year after he was sacked by the Red Devils.