West Ham United v Newcastle United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Rafael Benitez's men have picked up back-to-back home wins but their record on the road makes backing goals galore appeal at the London Stadium

Newcastle United look to be finding form at a crucial stage of the season. Despite seven points from their last three Premier League games, Rafael Benitez will be wary of any complacency with his side not yet assured of their top-flight status.

The Magpies will be looking to make it a hat-trick of victories on Saturday night as they visit the London Stadium.

Latest Odds

West Ham ran out 3-1 winners over Fulham in their last game at this venue and 888Sport are 21/20 (2.05) to come out on top in this one.

Newcastle, despite their recent upturn in form, are outsiders at 11/4 (3.75) with a draw priced at 49/20 (3.45). Benitez has won 11 Premier League games against the Hammers in his career, more than another other opponent.

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Team News

Samir Nasri returned to the hosts' line-up in the midweek 1-0 defeat to Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini still has several long-term absentees though with Jack Wilshere, Andriy Yarmolenko and Carlos Sanchez amongst those ruled out.

Republic of Ireland pair Ciaran Clark and Rob Elliot are missing for the visitors.

Preview

While their form has picked up at St James' Park, it's tough to trust Newcastle on the road just yet, especially against a Hammers side who have proved a tough nut to crack in front of their own fans.

West Ham have only lost one of their last seven top-flight games at the London Stadium including holding Liverpool to a 1-1 draw and beating Arsenal.

West Ham v Newcastle United Betting Preview

The arrival of record signing Miguel Almiron certainly appears to have sparked a turnaround in Benitez's side though, and they look capable of holding their own given their recent displays.

Tips and Predictions

Saturday night's clash could be an end-to-end affair. Newcastle have the fifth best defensive record in the Premier League. On the road though, they’ve only kept one clean sheet in their last eight away games and that came at rock-bottom Huddersfield.

Pellegrini's side have only drawn two blanks in their previous nine league games at this venue, netting 15 times in the other seven clashes.

As such, the 8/11 (1.73) on both teams to score looks the best bet with over 2.5 goals also appealing at 20/23 (1.85) with the same firm.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at 8/11 (1.73) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport

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