Michael Owen has shared his view ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to face Tottenham Hotspur in North London on Sunday.
Both sides come into the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the back of a win in the top flight.
Newcastle have won four of their last seven Premier League games in London (L3), including victory at West Ham on the opening weekend. The Magpies had only won three of their previous 24 top-flight matches in the capital (D3 L18).
Spurs will once again be without new signing Sergio Reguilon with Jose Mourinho admitting that he is not match fit to face the Magpies while Real Madrid loanee Gareth Bale is still ruled out due to the knee issue he picked up on international duty with Wales (Sky Sports).
Owen believes that his former side will have enough to ensure that they leave N17 with a point.
He told BetVictor: “There seems to be a slightly more positive vibe about Tottenham in recent times and the loan signing of Gareth Bale will have really lifted the spirits and hopes of the Spurs fans.
“Newcastle have had a topsy-turvy start to the season with a really promising win in their first match followed by a disappointing defeat in their second. This can often happen with new players coming in and adapting to new systems and styles of play but Steve Bruce is old enough and experienced enough to deal with that.
“Despite their 5-2 Premier League win against Southampton last time out, I’m still to be convinced by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham and I’m going for a 1-1 draw in this one.”
If Spurs have any aim of finishing in the top four this season, these are matches in which they will be expected to win.
After losing to the Magpies at home last season, nothing less than three points will do for many Spurs fans.
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