Michael Owen predicts Blackburn v West Ham

Blackburn Rovers will face West Ham United in the FA Cup this weekend.

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that West Ham United will win against Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

West Ham will take on Blackburn away from home at Ewood Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

“Rovers had a good win against Fulham at Ewood Park midweek, but they are likely to find the Irons a different proposition to the Cottagers,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Slaven Bilic’s side could easily go all the way this season and they are a confident selection at 6/5.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: West Ham to win at 6/5.”

West Ham will head into the tie against Blackburn high on confidence and will be favourites to win.

Slaven Bilic’s side will head into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw with Norwich City away from home at Carrow Road in the league.

The Hammers are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 40 points from 26 matches, just seven points behind seventh-placed Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Blackburn currently find themselves 18th in the Championship table with 34 points from 30 games.

Rovers will head into the tie against West Ham on the back of a 3-0 victory over Fulham at Ewood Park in the Championship.

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