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Newcastle United journey to London Stadium on Saturday for the Premier League showdown with home side West Ham United.
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West Ham United
West Ham United will play in this match following a 1-1 Premier League draw versus Aston Villa.
In that game, West Ham United managed 62% possession and 10 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for West Ham United was Andriy Yarmolenko (85'). At the other end, Aston Villa had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jack Grealish (84') scored for Aston Villa.
It has been all too rare in recent games that West Ham United haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Hammers have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 6 goals on the way. That trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Since being beaten in their last game against Liverpool in Premier League competition, Newcastle United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Newcastle United had 25% possession and 3 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Newcastle United was Dwight Gayle (1'). Liverpool had 14 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Virgil van Dijk (38'), Divock Origi (59') and Sadio Mané (89') scored for Liverpool.
The numbers tell their own story, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 15 goals in total. Defensively, The Magpies have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 26/08/2017 shows us that West Ham United have won 2 of these games and Newcastle United 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league match between these clubs was Premier League match day 33 on 05/07/2020 and the score finished Newcastle United 2-2 West Ham United.
In that game, Newcastle United had 57% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Miguel Almirón (17') and Jonjo Shelvey (67').
On the other side, West Ham United got 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Michail Antonio (4') and Tomáš Souček (65') scored.
The referee was Craig Pawson.
Team News: West Ham United
West Ham United boss David Moyes has no fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
It’s our opinion that The Hammers should make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation, beginning the first half with Lukasz Fabianski, Aaron Cresswell, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Robert Snodgrass, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio.
Team News: Newcastle United
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has multiple availability issues to deal with. Fabian Schär (Shoulder Injury), Martin Dubravka (Heel Bone Injury) and Dwight Gayle (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) will miss out on this game.
We reckon that The Magpies appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, choosing Karl Darlow, Emil Krafth, Federico Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles, Javier Manquillo Gaitan, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Miguel Almirón, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.
We’re thinking that Newcastle United may find it difficult to put one past this West Ham United side who we reckon will just have the edge.
We’re going for a 1-0 winning margin for West Ham United at the end of this game.
Little in this one.