Michael Owen predicts Brighton v West Bromwich Albion

Michael Owen of Manchester United celebrates scoring to make it 2-0 during the Carling Cup fourth round match between Aldershot Town and Manchester United at the EBB Stadium, Recreation...

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

(L-R) Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen and Michael Carrick of Manchester United show their dejection after Everton score their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton...

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that this weekend’s Premier League game between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion will end in a draw.

Brighton will take on West Brom at the American Express Community Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Owen of Stoke in action with Michael Carrick and Anderson of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on...

“It’s hard to assess both teams after just three games of the new season but, after failing to score a goal in the top-flight, it’s understandable to see the Seagulls as one of the market leaders for the drop,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

“Albion boss Chris Hughton failed to sign a striker on Deadline Day and I think they deserve their position as the 10/11 favourites for relegation.

“Nevertheless, the international break probably came at the right time for them and with another likely buoyant crowd behind them, should be good for a point against an inconsistent Baggies side.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Draw at 2/1.”

Michael Owen celebrates during the Star Sixe's match between England and Spain in the at The O2 Arena on July 13, 2017 in London, England.

Brighton are playing in the Premier League this season after winning promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

The Seagulls are expected to be among the sides struggling for survival in the Premier League, and things have not started well for them.

Chris Hughton’s side are 17th in the Premier League table at the moment with just a point from three matches.

On the other hand, West Brom have made a very positive start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Tony Pulis’s side have picked up seven points from three league matches so far, more than Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

One should not be surprised if West Brom win against Brighton this weekend.

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