Newcastle United vs West Ham Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 5 July 2020. Kick-off 14:15 UK/ 15:15 CET at the St. James Park.
The Magpies are placed in the lower-mid table as of now, but they are just four points below the final European spot. Along with the Red Devils and the Wolves, they are the only team in the whole competition to stay unbeaten in the past five match-days.
With this kind of form, their fans are surely expecting the team to go after at the least a ticket to the Europa League. It helps that they are taking on a relegation-battler this Sunday – the Hammers.
David Moyes’s men have a buffer of just three points over the cut-off, and with just a handful of games remaining, they are under constant threat of being booted to the Championship. Considering their terrible losing run on the road as well, it’s anticipated that Newcastle will emerge victorious.
Newcastle United vs West Ham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in 2-3 win for Steve Bruce’s men.
- 14 of the previous 20 wins had gone to them as well.
- They had also scored three or more goals in four of the past six encounters.
- 14 of the preceding 18 wins at this venue had gone to the hosts.
- Five of the last eight clashes at this stadium saw the home team keeping clean sheets.
Newcastle United vs West Ham: Prediction
The Magpies recorded a 1-4 win on the road the last match-day, against Bournemouth. It would have been an even dominating victory if not for the consolation goal scored by the hosts in the 90+4th minute.
In the meantime, Moyes’s men registered a 3-2 victory at home the past game week, against Chelsea. The fact that the win had come against one of the best as well as in-form teams in the league, does give confidence for them going forward.
However, the Hammers are on a six-fixture losing run on the road, and they had scored two or more goals in four of their past five away games. They have also a total of three wins in such matches in the last ten months, and one of them was even against a team from the lower division.
Keep note that they were also winless in 11 of their former 13 overall games.
On the other hand, their counterparts have lost against just Manchester City, Leicester, Everton, and Arsenal this whole season at this stadium in all competitions. They were also unbeaten in 15 of their previous 18 overall match-ups.
Finally, the Magpies had won the reverse fixture, and they had recorded 14 of the last 20 overall h2h wins. On top of that, they had registered 14 of the preceding 18 h2h wins at this venue as well.
Considering all these factors, expect Newcastle United to win handsomely this Sunday at the St. James Park.
Newcastle United vs West Ham: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Newcastle United or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Newcastle United to Win Either Half @ 1.80 (4/5).