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.
“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.”
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.