Michael Owen predicts Tottenham Hotspur v Apoel Nicosia

28 Dec 1998:   Michael Owen of Liverpool celebrates with Karl-Heinz Riedle during the FA Carling Premiership match against Newcastle United played at Anfield in Liverpool, England.  The...

Michael Owen backs Tottenham Hotspur to win against Apoel Nicosia, while AFC Wimbledon midfielder Dean Parrett is looking forward to the FA Cup tie against Spurs.

Michael Owen of Stoke in action with Michael Carrick and Anderson of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on...

Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Tottenham Hotspur will win against Apoel Nicosia at home this week.

Tottenham will take on Apoel at the Wembley Stadium in London in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Spurs have already progressed to the last-16 stage of Europe’s premier club competition as Group H winners.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen has backed Mauricio Pochettino’s side to keep an clean sheet against Apoel and pick up all three points from the encounter.

Michael Owen celebrates during the Star Sixe's match between England and Spain in the at The O2 Arena on July 13, 2017 in London, England.

Owen wrote on Betvictor.com: “No Cypriot side has beaten English opposition in European competition and I can’t see Apoel bucking that trend at Wembley.

“Spurs have won their last three CL games at Wembley 3-1 but I expect Spurs to keep a clean sheet in a comfortable win, which will end a wonderful group stage for the north London outfit.”

Dean Parrett (C) of AFC Wimbledon holds off the challenge of Scott Wagstaff (L) and Connor Ogilvie (R) of Gillingham during the Sky Bet League One match between A.F.C. Wimbledon and...

Meanwhile, the draw for the third round of the FA Cup was made on Monday evening.

Premier League club Tottenham will face League One club AFC Wimbledon at Wembley in the competition.

It will be a special match for Dean Parrett, who left Spurs in 2013 after failing to break into the first team and is now on the books of AFC Wimbledon.

The 26-year-old midfielder is excited at the prospect of facing his former club and hopes to recover from his groin injury for the tie.

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