Newcastle vs West Ham
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 01 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle).
The Magpies had a poor start to the season. They have lost 7 of their 13 matches and have only won 3. Their defense has conceded 16 goals already and the team is scoring under a goal per match.
At present they are enjoying a 3 match win streak in the league and are unbeaten in the last 4 matches. Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 5 games as well. The team playing under Rafael Benitez finished 10th last season. His side has won last 2 home games against Watford and Bournemouth. This came after a 5 match losing streak.
The most common score was 2-1 which came in 4 of the last 7 games at home for the Magpies. If they manage to win this one they will have 4 wins in a row.
The visitors are equal on points with their opponents for Saturday. They have one of the worst defense in the league which has already conceded 22 goals. Hammers survived last season after a poor run of form. But losing 7 games at the start of the season is not helping them to improve on that disappointing year.
In the last 5 games they played across all venues, only one game was won and 2 were lost. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games. They are fresh from a home defeat against Manchester City.
The Irons are without a win in their last 3 away matches. From the last 7 matches on the road they have only 2 wins while losing 3. They will have to improve their away form and this match is a perfect chance is to get back into winning ways.
Both these teams are equal on points and a win would see either of them reaching 12th in the league. So we can expect a close match on Saturday.
Newcastle vs West Ham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Newcastle are on a 3 match win against the Hammers.
- Over 2.5 goals came in those 3 matches.
- In the last 6 h2h across all venues, Newcastle leads with 4 wins to 2.
- The hosts have never lost in front of their home crowd in the last 4 matches.
- Over 2.5 goals in the last 2 h2h played here.
Newcastle vs West Ham: Prediction
Newcastle have found consecutive wins after a 5 match losing streak at home. Also they have not lost in the last 4 games as well. So with this newfound form they are likely to win this upcoming game. Thus a bet can be placed on Newcastle to win at home with 1.80 odd.
The hosts have found the net in the last 3 games on the trot. So there is ample chance they will do it again this weekend. The visitors have also in 5 of their last 6 away matches. Thus a bet can be placed in light of the scoring form they are in with 1.90 odd.
Newcastle vs West Ham: Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.80 (4/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).