West Ham United vs Newcastle United
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 December 2017
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: London Stadium (London).
There is just no light at the end of a tunnel for Newcastle United at this point. The side that dominated the last term of Championship sits in the drop zone after 18 rounds of the competition in the top flight. This is after a streak of four consecutive losses and Rafael Benitez is desperate to finally get a result in what has all the ingredients of a relegation six-pointer against West Ham United this Saturday at London Stadium.
David Moyes seems to have managed to shift West Ham’s fortunes around since taking over Slaven Bilic on the bench. The Scotsman can particularly be proud of his team’s displays at the back since the Hammers will come into this after keeping three consecutive clean sheets in Premier League. To make the achievement greater, this includes matches against London’s heavyweights Chelsea and Arsenal. The attacking line did a fabulous job at the weekend, though, when West Ham eased past Stoke City 0-3 on the road in another relegation six-pointer.
Mark Noble, Marko Arnautovic and Diafra Sakho were on target for Moyes’ squad at Bet365 Stadium. The Austrian forward has finally started producing up front as he bagged two goals in last three league ties (his first goals in the season) and he should be able to extend the fine spell of form against the struggling defense of Newcastle’s this weekend.
The hosts should as well likely keep another clean sheet in the league since the Magpies will enter the match after failing to find the back of the net gin consecutive losses to Everton and Arsenal in last two rounds. Their star man Dwight Gayle only has three goals to his name at this stage.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United: Head-to-head
Newcastle United have been the more successful side over the history and thy lead the head to head tie by eight wins coming into their landmark 100th encounter with West Ham United.
The Magpies clinched an impressive 3-0 victory at St. James’ Park back in late-August when the two likes met each other in this term of Premier League.
Each of five previous H2H meetings saw the home sides grabbing wins.
Newcastle United have won four of last five matches.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United: Predictions
The Hammers will head into the match in much higher spirits and it is really hard to go past seeing them as pretty clear favourites to snatch the result in front of the home crowd.
Additionally, we see the value in taking Marko Arnautovic to score anytime at the odds of 2.90.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United: Bet Tips
West Ham United to win 2.05
Marko Arnautovic to score anytime 2.90.