Michael Owen states prediction for West Brom v Liverpool

Michael Owen is backing Christian Benteke to score in West Brom v Liverpool on Sunday afternoon

Michael Owen is backing Christian Benteke to continue his good goal-scoring form for Liverpool in their final game of the Premier League season at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to salvage a point against Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday night after Benteke came off the bench to equalise with minutes remaining and cancel out Eden Hazard’s impressive first-half opener on Merseyside.

Benteke has endured a difficult first season at Liverpool after he completed a £32.5m switch to the Reds from Aston Villa under Brendan Rodgers last summer, becoming the club’s second most-expensive signing of all-time.

While the 25-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under the Northern Irishman’s replacement Jurgen Klopp, Benteke has managed to score two goals and make an assist in his last four games.

And former Liverpool striker Owen is backing the towering Belgium striker to find the back of the net against West Brom at The Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

“The Liverpool side which takes the field at the Hawthorns on Sunday is unlikely to be the one that plays in Basel midweek; Christian Benteke is finishing the season in some style and he only needs one goal to tie Roberto Firmino (10) in the Reds’ Premier League scoring charts for the campaign,” Owen told BetVictor.

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Only Brazil international Roberto Firmino has scored more goals than Benteke this term.

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