Newcastle United v West Ham United: Match Preview & Odds

Both clubs are in with a real chance of qualifying for Europe next year and we could be set for a classic on Saturday afternoon

Newcastle United v West Ham United: Match Preview & Odds
Newcastle United v West Ham United: Match Preview & Odds

The Premier League returns this weekend and the first fixture after the international break will see Newcastle United host West Ham United at St James Park. Both clubs are in with a real chance of qualifying for Europe next year and we could be set for a classic on Saturday afternoon. Here at we’ll ensure you have all the latest team news and match insights as well as exclusive free bet offers and odds from our partners at bet365.


One win in four matches has seen Newcastle United fall to tenth in the Premier League table. The Magpies have 40 points from their 28 matches so far but lost 3-2 at Chelsea in their most recent league games. Newcastle United won 3-0 against Wolves in their last home league game, ending a run of four matches at St James Park without a win.

Saturday’s visitors, West Ham United have drawn back-to-back league games against Aston Villa and Burnley but David Moyes’ side are now unbeaten in four matches. The Hammers currently sit seventh with 44 points in 29 matches.

Team News

Newcastle United’s hopes of a top seven finish were handed a major blow last week with the news that defender, Sven Botman will miss the rest of the season and this summer’s European Championships with an ACL injury. Botman joins the likes of Nick Pope, Callum Wilson and Joelinton on the Newcastle United treatment table.

West Ham United have no fresh injury problems with Mohammed Kudus in contention to start on Saturday. The Hammers will be without midfielder, Edson Alvarez through suspension after the Mexican was handed his tenth yellow card of the season.

Newcastle United v West Ham United: Head-to-Head

Three of the past four meetings between Newcastle United and West Ham United have ended all-square, including the reverse fixture at the London Stadium in October. Tomas Soucek opened the scoring for West Ham United before a brace for Alexander Isak looked to have clinched all three points for the visitors. Mohammed Kudus scored his first ever Premier League goals in the 89th minute to see the match finish 2-2.

Premier League highlights: West Ham United 2-2 Newcastle United

The corresponding fixture at St James Park last season finished 1-1 with Lucas Paqueta cancelling out Callum Wilson’s early opener for Newcastle United. West Ham United have now won just one of their last nine matches against Newcastle United.

Betting Tips

Both teams have scored in each of the past six matches between Newcastle United and West Ham United whilst West Ham United have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine Premier League games. Newcastle United’s 3-0 win against Wolves produced their only clean sheet in eleven league games. Both teams to score seems an inevitability at St James Park on Saturday and is priced at 1/2 with bet365.

If we do get the goals we’re anticipating then who are the most likely goalscorers? Alexander Isak scored twice in the reverse fixture and also netted in back-to-back league games before the international break. The Newcastle United forward looks a solid bet at 6/5 to score at any time whilst he is way overpriced at 4/1 to open the scoring. Fancy Isak to score another double against West Ham United? That is available at 11/2.

West Ham United’s goals have been spread around far more evenly with The Hammers last eight league goals all scored by different players. However, our preference is for Jarrod Bowen. Bowen impressed in England’s 2-2 draw against Belgium on Tuesday and has been in red-hot form in the Premier League this season, scoring 14 times already. Bowen is 5/2 to score at any time against Newcastle United.

Match Odds

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