Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
St James’ Park is hopeful of witnessing three consecutive league victories for the first time this season when Newcastle take on West Ham this weekend. The Magpies have been able to overtake West Ham into the 13th spot. The two teams, however, are only separated by just goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Newcastle made it three wins on the bounce after beating Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor. The incredible streak of results for the Magpies started with the narrow home win over Watford at the start of this month.
West Ham took another beating at the hands of Manchester City as Guardiola’s team registered a 4-0 success at the London Stadium. It was yet another poor result for the Hammers, who have registered one win in the last eight games.
The recent match between Newcastle and West Ham witnessed a 3-2 victory for the visitors at the London Stadium. West Ham’s last visit to the St James’ Park sent them on their way to a 3-0 loss. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle may be on a three-game winning streak but their price of 2.37 to win the match is not attractive. The Hammers have had a habit of conceding too many goals but they have done relatively well against teams in the bottom half of the table. Even though Newcastle have won four out of the recent five games against West Ham, a large part of their three-game winning sequence is down to good fortune. There have been several moments in these three matches when Newcastle have looked like dropping points. Our preview would go with a draw for this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle United win odds: 2.37
West Ham win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
The game is about two teams that have shipped too many goals so far this season. Newcastle have shown an element of confidence in recent games. Even though West Ham fell to yet another heavy loss against City, it is difficult to read too much into an expected result. The Hammers do have a poor defence but Newcastle may not be able to exploit the same. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Most of the games involving Newcastle United have been low on quality entertainment, but there have been goals along the way to expect more of the same in this match. Yet, it may not turn out to be a high-scoring outcome – like in the recent meetings between Magpies and Hammers. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The performances of Ayoze Perez have been a key factor behind the Newcastle winning three on the bounce. However, the forward has not been among the goals. Instead, a better choice would be to back Marko Arnautovic – even if he is doubtful for the match. The Austrian has five goals in the league this season and he has been West Ham’s biggest attacking threat. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Arnautovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marko Arnautovic at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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