Michael Owen explains why there won’t be too many goals in Burnley v Newcastle United

Michael Owen looks ahead to tonight’s Premier League encounter between Burnley and Newcastle United.

Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen does not expect too many goals in tonight’s Premier League clash between Burnley and Newcastle United.

Owen, an ex-Newcastle star, believes that the match at Turf Moor will be “tight” with “few clear-cut chances”.

The Clarets are unbeaten in their last three in the PL and will be desperate for another three points against the Magpies’ who had their own excellent run of six successive wins ended by West Ham at the weekend,” the 34-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com.

“The visitors have failed to score in the first half of ten of their 13 Pl games this season and I envisage a tight, close encounter with few clear cut chances.”

Newcastle will be favourites to win the match tonight, as they are currently ninth in the Premier League table with 19 points from 13 matches.

The Magpies lost their six-game winning run at the weekend they went down 1-0 to West Ham United away from home, but Alan Pardew’s side do have the ability to bounce back in style tonight.

Meanwhile, Burnley are just a point and a place above bottom-placed Leicester City and are in real relegation danger.

One would expect Newcastle to pick up all three points, but as Owen suggests, there should not be too many goals.

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