Michael Owen has revealed his predictions for Leicester City’s Premier League clash against West Brom at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening.
Tony Pulis’ West Brom have enjoyed a solid start to their Premier League campaign, finding themselves sitting tenth in the table. However, former Liverpool striker Owen is backing the Foxes to triumph 2-1 at home.
Leicester are in desperate need of points, finding themselves sitting just above the relegation zone with the same number of points as 18th placed Swansea - five - with only goal difference separating the two sides.
Owen is also backing Leicester striker Jamie Vardy to open the scoring, following his recent snub for the England national team’s final two matches of the World Cup qualifiers.
Despite the Foxes’ poor form, Vardy has begun the season in fine fettle, bagging five goals in his opening seven Premier League matches, looking to improve on last season which saw him register 13 goals and five assists in 33 league outings.
Writing on BetVictor, Owen said: “Jamie Vardy was left out of the England squad for their recent World Cup qualifiers, but he has scored five times in his six PL games so far this season and he might be the difference between the sides at the King Power.”
The former Real Madrid man also added: “Michael’s recommendation: Jamie Vardy to score at anytime during the game at 11/10. Michael’s correct score prediction: Leicester 2-1 West Brom.”
Owen knows all about Tony Pulis following his stint at Stoke a few years ago, which saw the former England international slate Pulis’ training regime following his retirement.
Speaking to BT Sport in 2015, Owen said: “Pulis’ training is mind-numbingly boring, it’s just the same thing day in day out, 11 v 11 after 11 v 11. It finished my career off, I retired afterwards!”
Could this have been a factor in Owen’s prediction for Monday night?