Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has shared his prediction ahead of the match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur later this afternoon.
Spurs are looking to avoid three consecutive league defeats for the first time since November 2012 under Andre Villas-Boas and face a tough battle on their hands at Turf Moor.
To put it into context, since January 18th, only Liverpool have earned more Premier League points than Burnley’s 14 from six games. The Clarets have the best defensive record in that time period, conceding only two goals.
Hugo Lloris is back in training after a groin strain after missing the last two fixtures, but Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min are still out.
Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho also faces a selection dilemma for the match ahead of Tuesday’s trip to RB Leipzig where they go into the second leg of the Champions League tie looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat.
Owen believes that the Clarets will pile more misery on Tottenham.
He told BetVictor: “Earlier in the season, Spurs won the reverse fixture 5-0 and who could forget Son’s magical solo goal in that game. But as the teams meet again, the circumstances are very different. Injuries have robbed Spurs of not only Son but also talisman Harry Kane. Without those two, they are looking decidedly average.
“After a slow start to the season, Burnley are now hitting top gear just as Spurs seem to have slipped into mediocrity. I see Burnley continuing their good form at the expense of Spurs in what is sure to be a tight edgy affair.
“Prediction: Burnley to win.”
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