Michael Owen predicts result of North London derby

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Michael Owen expects the spoils to be shared between Tottenham and Arsenal in the North London derby tomorrow afternoon.

Spurs come into the match in great form, having won their last five matches in all competitions, conceding just one goal in the process.

Arsenal too come into the game on the back of an impressive result against Olympiacos in midweek.

Seven points separate the two sides going into the clash on Sunday and a win for Spurs would thus give them a great chance of finishing above their fierce rivals for the fifth season in a row.

However, Jose Mourinho has said that his side are looking up towards the contenders for the top four spots rather than trying to increase the gap on Arsenal.

Chelsea dropped points today against Leeds, giving Spurs the perfect chance to make up ground in the hunt for Champions League football next season.

Owen admitted that he was impressed by both Arsenal and Tottenham’s performance in the Europa League in midweek and predicted that the sides will cancel each other out.

The former Liverpool striker told BetVictor (via The Metro): “This game is always a huge occasion, and with both sides now hitting form, this one’s set up to be an exciting match.

“I’d expect Arsenal to have most of the territory here with Spurs hoping to catch the Gunners on the counter. To a certain extent, I think that could work.

“However, I was very impressed with Arsenal’s win in the Europa League midweek, and with both playing so well, I could see them cancelling each other out. Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham.”

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Both teams are likely to score tomorrow as neither defence has proven to be particularly solid this season. I do not think we will press Arsenal as high as we pressed the likes of Burnely and Palace. I believe Jose will set us up with a mid-block and look to capitalise on their mistakes.

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