Michael Owen states his prediction for Burnley v Tottenham

By | December 22, 2017

Michael Owen is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to emerge with three points from their trip to in-form Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs suffered a 4-1 loss to Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last weekend to bring to an end their winning run.

Tottenham have fallen off the pace in the title race over the past couple of months and Spurs even face a challenge to secure a top-four spot.

The Lilywhites will come up against a plucky Burnley side under Sean Dyche in what promises to be a difficult Premier League clash.

Burnley are sitting in sixth place and one spot ahead of Tottenham following a return of 32 points from their opening 18 games.

Dyche’s side have only lost one of their last eight home games in the Premier League after Arsenal netted a fortuitous injury-time winner.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen believes Tottenham will manage to become the second Premier League team to beat Burnley at Turf Moor this term.

“Few would have thought at the start of the season that Burnley would be ahead of Spurs in the table going in to the busy Festive period,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Clarets have been a revelation so far this term and have kept six clean sheets in their last eight home PL games, but I think Spurs can end a run of five games on their PL travels without a win.

“Burnley are likely to be without defender James Tarkowski, who has been charged retrospectively with violent conduct following a clash with Brighton’s Glenn Murray at the weekend, and that will be a big blow to the Clarets.”

Tottenham finished in second place in the Premier League table last season after ending up seven points behind defending champions Chelsea.

Spurs have never won the Premier League title but finished in third place and second place in the last two seasons.