Premier League legend Michael Owen didn’t get his prediction for the game between hosts Everton and Tottenham Hotspur right after the two teams settled for a goalless draw in what was the first game of the Antonio Conte era in North London.
Tottenham Hotspur appointed Conte as their new manager at the start of last week and his first game in charge of the team came in the European Conference League as his team almost lost a three-goal lead against Dutch team Vitesse Arnhem at home before they held on for a 3-2 win. The game saw three red cards, with one for Tottenham Hotspur and two for their Dutch opponents.
Michael Owen predicted some Premier League matches from the latest round and he backed Everton to end their poor run of three consecutive defeats with a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. According to him, Conte won’t be able to make much impact on the Spurs team considering the fact that the Italian manager just took charge. The Everton game was his Premier League debut as Spurs manager and a second match overall.
The two teams didn’t score a goal in 90 minutes as Everton were able to stop their poor run of defeats which started on the back of an impressive 1-1 draw at the home of Manchester United just before the international break last month. The three-match losing run began with the 1-0 loss at home to West Ham United thanks to the second half header from Angelo Ogbonna. In the second game, Watford came from behind two times to record an impressive 5-2 away win over Everton. The West Ham and Watford defeats were followed by the 2-1 loss at Wolves.
Everton have spent much of this season in the top half but the recent run of one point from twelve points has left them in the bottom half of the league table.