Michael Owen delivers verdict on Tottenham's Wembley woes ahead of Bournemouth clash
By Russell Edge
Former Liverpool and Newcastle striker Michael Owen has backed Tottenham to pick up their first league win at Wembley against Brighton.
Spurs are yet to taste victory at their temporary home, having suffered defeat to Chelsea and been frustrated by Burnley and Swansea in draws.
The Lilywhites will be playing all of their home games across both the league and cup competitions at England’s national stadium, with construction work being carried out to improve and expand their traditional home of White Hart Lane.
However, despite having struggled to adapt to their new surroundings, Owen has predicted that Spurs will bag their first home win of the season on Saturday, when Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth visit the capital.
Predicting a comfortable 3-1 win for Tottenham in his column for betting agency Bet Victor, Owen said: “Spurs have yet to win at home in the league so far this season but they must surely break their Wembley duck sooner rather than later.
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“Incredibly, Harry Kane’s last 13 PL goals have all come away from home, but he and Spurs are too good to maintain those unenviable records for long.”
Tottenham currently sit third in the league table with 14 points, although they already find themselves five points behind joint league leaders Manchester City and Manchester United.
Their last outing saw them comfortably dispatch newly promoted Huddersfield 4-0 at the Terriers’ John Smiths Stadium, while they will be hoping Harry Kane can continue his impressive scoring streak.
He has managed to net 11 times in just nine appearances, while he proved his worth on the world stage, scoring a goal in both of England’s World Cup qualifiers over the international break.
In other Tottenham news, the club appear to have been handed a major boost ahead of Saturday’s clash.