Michael Owen predicts Tottenham v Millwall, backs history to repeat itself
By Dominic Toner
Michael Owen believes that Tottenham will continue their strong record over lower league opposition when they face Millwall on Sunday.
Spurs host League One side Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals and Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be strong favourites to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
The north London club have won 13 of their last 14 FA Cup games against lower league opposition and Owen has backed history to repeat itself.
Ex-Liverpool and England striker Owen expects Spurs to be too strong at White Hart Lane at the weekend.
“You have to go back to 1939 for the last time the Lions beat Spurs and I can’t see a shock at the Lane given the hosts’ excellent home form this season,” Owen wrote in his BetVictor column. “I thought Spurs were brilliant against Everton on Sunday and they have progressed from 13 of their last 14 FA Cup ties against lower league opposition – expect that to be 14 of 15 at the weekend.”
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Spurs have endured a mixed passage to the quarter-finals of the cup with comfortable wins over Aston Villa and Fulham, but required a 97th minute winner to beat League Two side Wycombe 4-3.
Meanwhile, Millwall will go into the Spurs game quietly confident after a great run in the competition so far.
They defeated Southend and Braintree Town in the early rounds, before eliminating three Premier League teams back-to-back.
Millwall managed to beat Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester without conceding a goal, but did have home advantage in each game.
In other Tottenham news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the clash against Millwall.