Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Southampton.
Spurs make the journey to the south coast looking to end a run of three matches without a win in the Premier League having only managed to pick up one point from a maximum of nine available.
The game will see Mauricio Pochettino return to his former club, but will have to watch on from the director’s box at St Mary’s as he serves the first of his two-match touchline ban which was handed to him by the FA following his verbal altercation with referee Mike Dean.
Pochettino has never lost away at former club Southampton in the Premier League – only Harry Redknapp (five games against West Ham) has had a longer unbeaten away run against a specific side he’s formerly managed in the competition.
Owen believes that Spurs will return to winning ways.
He told BetVictor: “Spurs have lost their last couple of PL away games and only a late Hugo Lloris penalty save spared their blushes in the North London derby at Wembley last Saturday. That said Spurs survived a first-half onslaught in the Westfalenstadion to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League midweek when Harry Kane eased any thoughts of a Dortmund comeback with his early second half strike.
“The Saints are just two points above the drop zone despite winning three of their 7 home league games under Ralph Hasenhuttl. Spurs are realistically out of the title race, but they are in a battle for a top four spot with two of Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal missing out on automatic Champions League qualification.
“Mauricio Pochettino has never lost at his former club (W2 D2) and I expect it will be Spurs who take the points.”
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