The former Manchester United and Liverpool striker does not expect the game at the Boleyn Ground to be a thriller, but he believes that the Hammers will get the job done.
“The Irons have only scored three times in their last seven PL games and Burnley have failed to find the back of the net in seven of their last eight PL games; we shouldn’t expect a seven-goal thriller but I think the hosts can pick up all three points.”
Could Michael Owen’s prediction come true?
Playing at home will give West Ham an advantage, and that will be important for them against Burnley.
Although the Clarets are struggling for survival in the Premier League, they still have something to play for and can still escape the drop.
As for the Hammers, their season is virtually over, and that is reflected in their poor results of late.
For Burnley to win or draw today, they need to take the lead. If Sam Allardyce’s side score first, then one suspects that they will pick up all three points.
The problem is that Sean Dyche’s side have failed to score in their last five league matches, spanning seven hours and 59 minutes, and have managed just one goal in their last 10 hours and 39 minutes of Premier League action.