Everton will take on Southampton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Owen believes that the Toffees will pick up all three points from encounter courtesy of a 2-1 victory.
“The manager certainly needs a strong finish in the FA Cup and the league – and a 0-0 draw at Palace on Wednesday night wasn’t bad considering they had a man sent off – in the final games of the season, and I think they can start by beating Southampton 2-1 on Saturday,” the former Newcastle United striker wrote on Colossusbets.com.
“They haven’t won in the league since winning 3-1 at Villa on March 1st – and it is a very long time since they beat Southampton 3-0 in the reverse fixture in August – and a record of eight defeats in 16 home games is not convincing.”
Former Everton striker Andy Gray believes that Southampton will not lose the game at Goodison Park and will earn a draw.
“Everton have lost six of their last eight league games and have an FA Cup semi final to focus on,” the former Scotland international wrote on Paddypower.com. “If they don’t win that I could see him losing his job. Their squad is far too talented to be a bottom half team. I’m hearing that the big players will be rested for the Merseyside derby.
“That’s very strange for me and I think Southampton will get something from it. They’ve won three of their last four and I think they’ll get a draw.”
Everton will head into the game against Southampton on the back of a goalless draw with Crystal Palace away from home at Selhurst Park in the Premier League.
Roberto Martinez’s side are having a poor league campaign, and there is a very good chance that they will end up outside the top 10.
Southampton are doing much better and are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment.
Ronald Koeman’s side are a good team, and they will be confident of getting at least a point from the game at Goodison Park.