Relegation candidates West Ham will try to improve their survival chances while Newcastle will look to improve their top four ambitions when the two teams meet in a Premier League clash.
West Ham are 14th with 27 points after 27 games. They have won just seven games so far this season, losing 14. David Moyes’ men have struggled to emulate the consistency they showed in the last two seasons as they challenged for top four finishes. Based on the club’s current situation, it is hard to see them keeping hold of star man Declan Rice beyond this season.
The Hammers have blown hot and cold this season but will be confident after winning their last game 1-0 against Southampton.
Newcastle have been arguably the success story and surprise package of this season. They are third with 13 wins after 27 games and have 50 points. The club are now longer perennial relegation candidates and now are a serious force to be reckoned with.
The Magpies will be favourites for this game. They are in good form, having won their last three games.
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The Hammers have won two out of their last four games which most recently included a 1-0 win over Southampton. They have won their last two games in all competitions as they beat AEK Larnaca 4-0 prior to the victory over the Saints. While relegation is a serious possibility for the East Londoners, things have been a bit better for them in recent weeks. They have gone four games in all competitions without defeat with their last loss being against Brighton earlier this month.
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The Magpies have won their last three games (against Man United, Nottingham Forest and Wolves). They are currently third and set for their best ever finish in the league in recent memory. The defending is one of the strong points for Eddie Howe’s men who have only conceded two goals in their last four games, scoring six goals in that time.
It will be a game fought in midfield but Newcastle’s strong defending and composition in attack should see them through. I expect the Magpies to come out with a 1-0 win against the Hammers.
Anytime Goal Scorers
Newcastle- Callum Wilson- West Ham may play a high defensive line in this game which means that opportunities for the Magpies could be few and far between. When they do get them, it could fall to the English striker who has scored eight goals so far this season. Betway have him at 2.75 to score.
West Ham- Jarrod Bowen- The Hammers have struggled to craft goals on a regular basis this season but this player could prove problematic to their defence if he launches one of his signature cuts from out wide. Betway have him at 4.90 to score.
Our Odds And Tips In Detail
Best Bet- Bet on Newcastle to win-Betway-odd-2.16
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Eshlin Vedan is a professional sports Journalist from South Africa. He has a degree in Journalism from Rhodes University and has vast experience writing articles for national media and viral websites.