Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor that Newcastle United will win against Tottenham Hotspur at home on Wednesday evening.
The Magpies will take on Tottenham at St. James’ Park in the Premier League in a few hours’ time.
Former Liverpool and Newcastle striker Owen has backed Steve Bruce’s side to pick up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 1-0 win.
Owen wrote on Betvictor: “Steve Bruce would have been disappointed that his side couldn’t hold on to a one-nil lead against Watford last time out although he clearly wasn’t happy at what he described as ‘two soft penalties’.
“United are now two points better off than at this stage last season and credit should be given to the manager on the job he is doing under difficult circumstances.
“Spurs have certainly got their quest for a Europa League berth right back on track with home wins against Everton and Arsenal in recent matches but their away form is much less impressive.
“The last four matches between the sides have been decided by just one goal and I can see the Magpies bagging all three points with a repeat score-line of the reverse fixture, 1-0.”
Newcastle are 13th in the Premier League table at the moment with 43 points from 35 matches.
Bruce’s side are safe from relegation and are not going to end up in the European places, which means that they are playing to finish in the top 10.
Meanwhile, Tottenham currently find themselves eighth in the league table with 52 points from 35 matches.
Jose Mourinho’s side are not going to clinch a Champions League place for next season, but the North London outfit are very much in the running for a Europa League spot.
Newcastle will head into this evening’s match against Spurs on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Watford away from home at Vicarge Road in the league.
As for Tottenham, Mourinho’s team won 2-1 against Arsenal at home in the North London derby this past weekend.