West Ham will take on Bournemouth at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
“The Cherries won the corresponding fixture 4-3 last season but I don’t think they will find the Hammers’ defence in as benevolent a mood and I think the hosts will keep all three points,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.
“Dimitri Payet has not travelled to Romania for the club’s Europa League clash with Astra Giurgiu on Thursday evening but expect to see the French international back in the fold for the visit of the Cherries on Sunday.”
A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: West Ham to win at 20/23.”
West Ham will head into the match against Bournemouth on Sunday evening on the back of 1-1 draw with Astra Giurgiu away from home in the first leg of the Europa League qualifying playoff tie.
The Hammers kicked off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in London on Monday evening.
Slaven Bilic’s side could have drawn that match, and fans should be optimistic about a win against Bournemouth.
Bournemouth are expected to be among the candidates for relegation to the Championship at the end of the season.
The Cherries lost their opening game of the new Premier League season 3-1 to Manchester United at home.
West Ham have scored at least one goal in each their last 14 Premier League matches. Bournemouth have earned just one point in their last six games.