Michael Owen predicts West Bromwich Albion v Brighton and Hove Albion

Michael Owen of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on November 21, 2009 in Manchester, England.

West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion will face each other in the Premier League this weekend.

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on January 2, 2018 in London, England.

Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that West Bromwich Albion will win against Brighton and Hove Albion at home this weekend.

West Brom will take on fellow struggling side Brighton at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Owen has backed Alan Pardew’s side to pick up all three points from the encounter.

Manchester United's English striker Michael Owen in action during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west...

Owen wrote on Betvictor.com: “West Brom have never lost a home league game against Brighton and, although they have not won in their last 20 PL games, I think the Baggies can keep the points at the Hawthorns.

“There are unlikely to be many goals despite the fact that the last three league games between the sides have finished 3-1 to the hosts.

“The Seagulls have failed to score in eight of their away league games so far this season, and I think the Baggies will win a low-scoring contest.”

A footnote added: “Tip: West Brom to win at 5/1.”

Michael Owen of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on November 21, 2009 in Manchester, England.

West Brom are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 16 points from 22 matches.

Alan Pardew’s side are four points behind 17th-placed Southampton and are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season.

Brighton are also struggling for survival in the Premier League, but the Seagulls are doing much better than the Baggies.

Chris Hughton’s side are currently 12th in the standings with 23 points from 22 matches, just three points above the relegation zone.

Playing at home will give West Brom an advantage, and they should be able to register a narrow win.

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