West Ham are still struggling to sort out the inconsistencies as they take on Newcastle United at the London Stadium this weekend. The Hammers will not be able to sustain a top-10 place for a long period if they continue to go inconsistent, but the team just four points away from seventh-placed Wolves. Newcastle are inching towards the top half of the table with the team only five points behind West Ham. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
West Ham were lucky to come away with a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City, who failed to take up most of the excellent opportunities that they carved up due to West Ham’s gaping defence. The Hammers have picked up one win in the last five league matches.
Rafa Benitez continues to make headlines at Newcastle with the Magpies winning 2-0 against Burnley in the midweek action. Newcastle have now picked up four consecutive wins at home.
The Hammers are hoping for a double over Newcastle after registering a 3-0 victory over this opponent earlier in the campaign. Newcastle’s last trip to the London Stadium was quite fruitful with the team registering a 3-2 victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle have been much improved over the last few weeks and the club are only behind the two Manchester teams and Arsenal still in terms of recent form. Meanwhile, West Ham find themselves near the bottom of the form table with a return of just five points from the last six games. Manuel Pellegrini has struggled to do away with the inconsistency of the team and it is unlikely to go away anytime soon with several defensive lapses frequently occurring within West Ham. It may be difficult for the Hammers to get anything more than a point, as per our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
West Ham win odds: 2.15
Newcastle United win odds: 3.60
Correct Score odds
Newcastle have improved significantly going forward and West Ham are also another good when it comes to scoring goals at home. The Hammers have scored less than 1.5 goals at home only against the top six opponents in 2019. This game is expected to see goals at both ends and our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The two teams have need for three points for various reasons. Newcastle need to maintain the recent momentum while West Ham are looking to recover from a very poor form. Both clubs have enough scoring strength but this game should see both teams cancel out each other to a large extent. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Marko Arnautovic has just started making an impact in the West Ham team after the January transfer window. The forward contributed an assist in the 3-1 win over Fulham but he missed the game against Manchester City with a fever. He remains doubtful for the match against Newcastle, but our first goalscorer prediction expects the Austrian to be back and scoring the first goal of the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marko Arnautovic at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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