Tottenham Hotspur face off against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth this weekend, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side looking to extend their unbeaten run to nine games, but Michael Owen doesn’t think they’ll be celebrating at the final whistle.
Spurs dropped points last weekend against West Brom, which allowed north London rivals Arsenal to leapfrog them in the Premier League standings, and followed that result up with a 0-0 draw in the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday evening.
Rather than bouncing back, Owen told BetVictor he believes Spurs will be held to a third consecutive draw – which may end up with Pochettino’s men sitting three points off the top spot come the end of the weekend.
“Bournemouth continue to impress and I wasn’t surprised they gave Hull a bit of a hiding at Dean Court last weekend,
“The Cherries only ever win against Spurs was in the FA Cup back in February 1957 and the north London side hit eight in the two PL games last season; I think they will find this Bournemouth side a totally different proposition.”
Winning 6-1 against Hull City last weekend and playing at home, Howe’s side will be confident ahead of the final whistle, but predicting a draw in this fixture is a bold claim from the former Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United striker.