Michael Owen predicts Romelu Lukaku to score against West Ham

Former footballer Michael Owen during the London Marathon

West Ham United and Everton will face each other in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Everton's Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has been in stunning form for Everton so far this season.

The 23-year-old has scored 24 goals and created 42 chances in 32 Premier League appearances for the Toffees so far this season.

The Belgium international has scored four more goals than Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and is the favourite to end the season as the top scorer in the league.

The former Chelsea striker will get a chance to add to his tally this weekend when Everton take on West Ham away from home at the London Stadium in the league.

The Hammers have looked weak defensively this campaign, and Lukaku will fancy his chances of finding the net on Saturday afternoon.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed the ex-Anderlecht star to score for Everton against West Ham.

“Slaven Bilic’s side continue to leak goals and, with just 1 win from their last 17 PL games against the Blues, I think Everton will fancy their chances of leaving the capital with all three points at the weekend,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Romelu Lukaku continues to be linked with a move away from Goodison during the summer and, having scored in each of his last 9 games against the Hammers, looks a big price to make it a perfect ten on Saturday.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Romelu Lukaku to score anytime at 17/20 with BetVictor.”

Everton are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment, while West Ham are currently 13th in the standings.

BT Sport's Michael Owen before the match

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