Michael Owen thinks that Burnley will make it four league games unbeaten when they host West Brom at Turf Moor on Saturday.
The former Liverpool striker doesn’t think that Sam Allardyce’s men will be able to build on their 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United last week.
Speaking on the BetVictor blog, Owen claimed that Burnley are a whole different test for the Baggies.
He said: “Burnley arrive here unbeaten in three Premier League matches after their 1-1 draw with Fulham on Wednesday night.
“They welcome a West Brom side that are without a win in six Premier League matches, however, there were some positives to take from their deserved draw against Manchester United.
“That said, this match provides a whole different test. I think Burnley will quite happily let West Brom find their way into the game with the hope of nicking one at the other end. With that in mind, it’s a home win for me in this one.”
Owen predicts the score to be 2-0 to Burnley.
Now or never
When big Sam came into the club things were definitely looking up.
After a shaky start, he was backed to a degree in the January transfer window. New arrivals included Mbaye Diagne, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Robert Snodgrass.
We’ve now won just once since the turn of the year. There have been two big opportunities to pick up points against fellow strugglers Sheffield United and Fulham. However, we failed to win either game, picking up just one point from a possible six.
Things are beginning to look really glum. Last weekend was much better, as United had De Gea and Bruno Fernandes to thank for a point. The next five games are massive if we’re to do the impossible and save our season.
Whilst a trip to Turf Moor is tough, it’s not like we’re going to the Etihad. Three points is essential here and we need to build momentum for our upcoming games. Brighton, Everton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace follow.
If points aren’t won in those games, there’s no hope.
In other West Brom news, Kamil Grosicki is unlikely to play for the club again.