Michael Owen predicts who will come out on top between Southampton and Spurs

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Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen has shared his score prediction for Sunday’s match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs have had a short turnaround with their recovery after playing in Bulgaria on Thursday evening in the Europa League second qualifying stage.

Jose Mourinho’s side are looking to put the lethargic 1-0 loss to Everton in the top flight opener at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend behind them.

Tottenham have not started a Premier League campaign with back-to-back defeats since 2011-12. However, Spurs are unbeaten in their first away game in each of their last four Premier League seasons (W2 D2).

The North Londoners are yet to keep a clean sheet in either of their opening two fixtures this season and will have to be at their best to contain the threat of Saints striker Danny Ings.

Owen believes that it will be a case of two points dropped for Spurs on Sunday and will have to wait to secure their first Premier League win of the new campaign.

He told BetVictor: “Both teams suffered defeats in their opening matches and both managers were disappointed with their team’s performances.

“Southampton did create several chances in their defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace but were thwarted by several good saves from the Palace keeper as well as wasted opportunities from their front men. It is evident that as things stand, Southampton will once again be reliant on last season’s top scorer, Danny Ings, for the majority of their goals.

“Tottenham were extremely disappointing in their loss to Everton and Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do if he is to make this Spurs side competitive at the top end of the table.

“I think this could be a season of many draws for both teams and I’m going for a less than entertaining 1-1 draw at the St Mary’s stadium.”

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