Michael Owen has predicted in his Colossusbets.com blog that Sunday’s Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur will end in a draw.
The former Newcastle striker does not expect the game at St. James’ Park to be entertaining and believes that it will have a maximum of two goals.
“It is a good job that Newcastle accumulated so many points in the first half of the season, or else they would have relegation written all over them in their current form,” Owen wrote in his Colossusbets.com blog.
“Their 2-0 loss at Anfield on Monday night meant that they have only scored one goal in losing their last five matches.
“The only ray of hope for them here is that they actually won 2-1 at White Hart Lane in October and Tottenham come here after equally poor efforts in drawing 0-0 with Burnley and losing 1-0 at home to Villa. This could be pretty grim viewing, and I am going for 0-0 or 1-1.”
Could Michael Owen’s prediction come true?
Both Newcastle and Tottenham will head into the game looking to return to winning ways and in bad form.
Playing at home will give John Carver’s side some advantage, but that will also bring its own pressure.
The game at St. James’ Park does promise to be a tight affair, especially as the two teams will be determined to pick up something.
However, the match could prove to be far from “grim viewing” as Owen suggests. With Tottenham committed to their high-pressing game, the North London outfit can be relied upon to make it as interesting as possible.
One suspects that the first goal could be key. If Spurs get it, then one can rest assured that Carver will throw everything out there to equalise and play more attacking football than he has done in recent weeks.