Kick-off: 1500, 01/12/2018
Stadium: St James’ Park
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Newcastle have turned their season around with a trio of Premier League wins and look a form choice to also see off West Ham at St James’ Park.
The Magpies have climbed above their opponents on goal difference after the Hammers were thrashed by Manchester City last time out.
All the momentum is with the hosts here, so 3/2 for them to prevail is our first Newcastle vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle followed up home victories over Watford and Bournemouth by battling to a 2-1 triumph at Burnley on Monday night.
The Magpies led through an early own goal and Ciaran Clark’s strike at Turf Moor and held on after Sam Vokes pulled one back, despite Matt Ritchie missing a golden opportunity.
“It was a difficult game,” said Rafael Benitez. “We knew it could be tough, they are a strong team, very physical with the two strikers, wingers with pace. Our three centre-backs did a great job.
“It was a pity for us not to score the third goal but in the end to get three points I think is something we have to be really pleased with.”
Benitez has always been one of the most tactically astute managers in the game and his well-drilled outfit are clearly on an upward curve at present.
The Magpies did the double over the Hammers last season, netting three times in each fixture, so 31/20 they score more than once here takes the eye from the Newcastle vs West Ham odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Clark, Schar, Fernandez, Yedlin, Sung-Yueng, Diame, Ritchie, Kenedy, Rondon, Ayoze Perez.
Newcastle are still without defender Paul Dummett due to a hamstring injury, but captain Jamaal Lascelles is among those pushing for a return following a shoulder problem.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham became the latest team to be blown away by champions City when going down 4-0 at London Stadium, having trailed 3-0 inside 35 minutes.
The Hammers did improve in the second half, though, hitting the post with one of several presentable chances.
Pablo Zabaleta admitted: “The difference was the quality in the final third. That’s the key to winning games and they did it.
“I thought they had five chances, they scored four goals and that was the difference because I don’t think our performance was bad.
“I thought we played a good game and had our chances, but we were not clinical enough to score goals.”
Manuel Pellegrini has been hampered by injury problems of late, but there was enough in that performance to suggest the visitors can be a threat going forward at St James’ Park.
Let’s add 17/4 for a home win and both teams to score to our Newcastle vs West ham betting tips.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Diop, Masuaku, Felipe Anderson, Obiang, Antonio, Rice, Diangana, Arnautovic.
Marko Arnautovic will be fit after recovering from a knock, while Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere could also be involved following ankle injuries and Robert Snodgrass returns from suspension.
But Ryan Fredericks, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez and Andriy Yarmolenko are all sidelined.
Burnley 1-2 NEWCASTLE – Ben Mee (og), Ciaran Clark
WEST HAM 0-4 Man City
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