Michael Owen states his prediction for West Ham v Tottenham

BT Sport pundit Michael Owen is backing West Ham to beat Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on Saturday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is backing West Ham United to beat Tottenham Hotspur at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs have made a disappointing start to the Premier League season despite reaching the Champions League final for the first time last term.

Tottenham lost 2-0 to Liverpool FC in the Madrid showpiece and they haven’t recovered after a run of poor results in the English top flight.

Spurs made the surprise decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night and replace him with Jose Mourinho ahead of their trip to bitter London rivals West Ham this weekend.

Mourinho will be looking to claim three points in his first game in charge when Spurs make the short trip across the English capital to West Ham on Saturday.

England legend Owen is backing West Ham to beat Tottenham at the London Stadium.

“West Ham have lost four of their last five league games while Spurs have their lowest points tally (14) after 12 league games for over a decade,” Owen told BetVictor.

“This could not be described as a game between two inform-sides!

“Manuel Pellegrini received a vote of confidence from the Hammers board after their latest defeat at Turf Moor and I think that faith will be rewarded back at the London Stadium.

“Spurs, despite their heavy defeat to Bayern Munich, have reserved their best performances for the Champions League of late and I feel the hosts will edge what promises to be a hugely entertaining London derby.”

Tottenham are in 14th position in the Premier League table and 11 points adrift of Manchester City, who occupy fourth position in the league standings.

The Champions League runners-up are a point ahead of West Ham ahead of the clash at the London Stadium.

West Ham have failed to secure a win in their last six games in the English top flight.

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