Newcastle vs West Ham Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Newcastle vs West Ham Premier League
Now six points ahead of 18th-placed Fulham, Newcastle United begin a grueling run of five Premier League (PL) fixtures against sides sitting in the top half. Yet, after a 2-1 win over Burnley (Apr 11), the Tyneside club have rescued five points from losing positions across their last four PL games (W1, D2, L1).
Newcastle are unbeaten in four home league matches (W1, D3), drawing the last three of those, none of which featured a goal prior to the 25th minute. Interestingly, another stalemate here would see the ‘Magpies’ draw 4+ consecutive top-flight home fixtures in the same season for the first time since the 1960/61 campaign!
After scoring 3+ goals in three consecutive PL games for the first time since 2011, West Ham United ended last weekend in fourth place, and look very capable of attaining a first top-four finish in the league pyramid since 1985/86. With five of their last six halves in league action witnessing over 1.5 goals, there should be no shortage of entertainment here!
Though stronger overall these days, West Ham must improve upon a return of just one win from their last four PL away matches (W1, D1, L2) to achieve their aims. However, they will be encouraged by a win rate of 75% from their away league matches entered as favourites so far in 2020/21 (W3, D1) – up 41.67% compared to last season!
Players to score: Fit-again Newcastle striker Callum Wilson scored ten PL goals (including four decisive winners beyond the hour mark) before getting injured. The ‘Magpies’ failed to win a league match during his absence (D4, L3). Meanwhile, Jarrod Bowen has scored in each of West Ham’s last three PL games, but never doing so later than the 50th minute.
Hot stat: The last four PL H2Hs here have produced an average of 1.5 first-half goals per game.
Prediction: Newcastle  vs  West Ham