Our predictions for the Premier League match between Newcastle and West Ham, including who we think will win and expected lineupsThe last Premier League match of the day takes place in the North East between third-place Newcastle United and relegation-threatened West Ham United.The two teams' positions were inverted at this time last year, but Eddie Howe's team has improved significantly in the first full season under Saudi ownership while the Hammers have found it difficult to recover from their successful 2021/22 season.On their previous visit to St. James's Park, West Ham defeated Newcastle by four goals, but the hosts have tightened up considerably since then and currently have the best defensive record in the Premier League, having given up only 11 goals in 20 games.Getting anything out of a trip to Newcastle has been more said than done this season, but a victory for the visitors might offer them some breathing room in the relegation race by moving them four points from the bottom three, if results elsewhere go their way.The Magpies' undefeated home record in the Premier League this season, one of just two this year, has been a major factor in their successful start to the season.
When will West Ham play Newcastle?
The game between Newcastle and West Ham will begin at 5:30 on Saturday, February 4.For the most recent times and details, see our guide to watching live football on TV.
West Ham vs. Newcastle team news
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Willock, Longstaff, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Saint-Maximin were the players in Newcastle's expected lineup.
Areola; Kehrer; Ogbonna; Aguerd; Johnson; Soucek; Rice; Emerson; Bowen; Antonio; and Benrahma make up the expected West Ham starting lineup.
Forecast for the Newcastle vs. West Ham matchup
This season, Newcastle has excelled at St. James's Park, but Bruno Guimaraes' absence is significant and might allow Declan Rice to take charge of the game from midfield. Guimaraes is out for three matches due to a red card he received in the second leg of the EFL Cup semifinal against Southampton.
Given how tight their hosts' defence is, the Hammers will need to display the same ruthlessness in front of goal they had in their past two games if they are to get anything out of their trip to the North East.They may have some emotional repercussions from reaching their first Wembley final since 1999, and without their Brazilian midfield maestro, they risk faltering.
Forecasts for Newcastle against West Ham
The following betting odds have been supplied by bet365 in association with RadioTimes.com for this event:
(8/13) Newcastle; (11/4) Draw (5) West Ham
Newcastle V West Ham Prediction And Team News: Who Will Win Premier League Game
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