Michael Owen predicts West Ham defeat

Michael Owen believes Manchester United will beat West Ham United this weekend, per BetVictor.

The former Red Devils striker insists that the Hammers will taste yet another defeat against the top six.

What’s he said?

Owen believes the Hammers’ record against one of the best clubs in the Premier League will ultimately hold them back against United.

Of course, West Ham beat this weekend’s opponents at the London Stadium earlier this season, running out 3-1 winners.

However, the club have been in poor form recently, losing to Everton and Chelsea in their two most recent outings, and Owen cannot see the Irons beating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men this weekend.

Writing in his BetVictor blog, he said: “West Ham improved in the second half at Stamford Bridge on Monday, but they were well beaten by Chelsea and I expect United to keep all three points as they look to continue their push for a Champions League berth.

“The Irons have lost six of their last seven away league games and have lost all four away games played so far this season against “big six” sides by an aggregate of 1-10.”

Particularly poor form

The Hammers have been struggling in recent weeks and never showed any likelihood of beating a Chelsea team that have looked vulnerable at points this term.

One would expect Owen to be right.

United are, of course, smarting from their Champions League loss to Barcelona and will surely be out to bounce back this weekend.

With Pellegrini’s men struggling to put a run of form together, one would expect United to stick a few goals past them and take out their frustration from their encounter with the Catalan giants.