Everton will take on Burnley at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
“Burnley remain an enigma this season, being able to avoid defeat in their three away games at Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool but unable to beat the trio of West Brom, Leeds or Huddersfield in their last three games at Turf Moor,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.
“Blues manager Ronald Koeman has some much-needed breathing space after back-to-back victories over Sunderland and Bournemouth and are odds-on with BetVictor to complete the hat-trick at the Clarets’ expense.”
A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Everton to win 1-0 or 2-0 at 12/5.”
Everton’s form and performances so far this season have been patchy, but the Toffees will be confident of winning against Burnley.
Playing at home will give the Toffees an advantage, and they also have the better team.
Ronald Koeman’s side, though, should not get complacent, as the Clarets have had some very positive results away from Turf Moor.
Sean Dyche’s side drew with Liverpool at Anfield, won against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and picked up a point against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium in London.
Everton failed to win against Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park in the Europa League on Thursday evening, but the Toffees picked up all three points against Bournemouth at home in the Premier League last weekend.
It is hard to envisage the Toffees losing to Burnley this weekend.