West Ham United vs Newcastle United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Saturday, 12 September 2020. Scheduled kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET at the Olympic Stadium (London).
The Hammers were on a roll towards the end of the last season, and especially their striker Michail Antonio.
They were scoring goals left and right, and their impressive final stretch to the campaign even included incredible performances against some of the best teams in the league – like Chelsea and Manchester United.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were simply terrible in the final phase of 2019-20. If not for the points they had earlier accrued, the team would have been right in the middle of a relegation dogfight.
Going on, either team have taken part in friendly games as preparation for this new season, and even there, the Magpies were close to a total failure, whereas their opposite number continued their impressive performances.
By the looks of things, expect a great opening match-day for West Ham at the Olympic Stadium this weekend.
Head-to-head (h2h) & Previous Meetings
- The latest encounter between the two had ended in a 2-2 draw.
- The Hammers have scored two or more goals in the former five encounters on the trot.
- Since 2017, only once have they lost against this rival.
- At this ground, the hosts had scored two or more goals in the last four straight appearances.
- Meanwhile, the guests failed to score at all in four of the preceding seven meetings at this venue.
West Ham vs Newcastle: Prediction
David Moyes’s men are on a four-game unbeaten run in official games, and were so in six of their past seven matches. And it’s to be noted that these performances had come under pressure, as they were battling relegation.
On the other hand, their opposite number had lost four of their last five official match-ups, and were winless in eight of their preceding nine games. And on the road, they were winless in 11 of their former 14 fixtures.
On top of that, the Hammers’ frontline and especially striker Michail Antonio have been clicking, and they are a major threat against the shaky defense of the visitors.
Considering how competitive the league is going to be this season (teams have been loading up on quality players), the hosts will give maximum effort this weekend to keep their momentum going. They just cannot risk another battle to avoid relegation, as they might not get lucky one more time.
As such, expect the in-form West Ham to take advantage of the struggles of Newcastle, and be the better team on the pitch.
West Ham to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score in Second Half: West Ham @ 1.67 (2/3).