Newcastle vs West Ham Prediction: Howe to continue excellent home form

 | March 29 | 

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The Premier League returns after the international break, and now there are no more interruptions until the end of the season. It means we can fully focus on club action, and our featured game here is the early kick-off between Newcastle and West Ham (12:30, TNT Sports), as the Magpies look to drag themselves back into European contention. 

Below you can find my Newcastle vs West Ham predictions, with match odds, team news and betting selections included. 

Newcastle vs West Ham Tips

  • Newcastle to win @ 5/6
  • Alexander Isak to score @ EVS

Team News

Anthony Gordon came through his first international camp unscathed, but Lewis Miley picked up an injury while with England’s U20s. Newcastle are currently awaiting the results of a scan but he could miss this one. Callum Wilson and Sven Botman won’t play, with the defender out for the rest of the season while Nick Pope should return in April. Kieran Trippier could be fit again for this one. 

West Ham may be without Mohammed Kudus who was injured before the international break, but David Moyes’ injury worries pale in comparison to Eddie Howe’s. Edson Alavarez is suspended after ten yellow cards but Maxwel Cornet has returned to training and should be able to play some part here. 

Match Odds

Newcastle are 5/6 to win this game, giving them an implied win probability of 54%. Meanwhile West Ham can be backed at 11/4, with a draw priced at 3/1. If you fancy goals, over 2.5 goals is 1/2 and BTTS is the same price. 

Newcastle to win @ 5/6

Newcastle are at home, so they are probably going to win. It’s been as simple as that this season. Howe’s side have the sixth-best home record in the league, with nine wins out of 14 league games so far this term. There’s a clear disparity between that and their record on the road, where they have registered just three wins all season. 

St James’ Park is such a massive factor in their success, and despite their injuries, they still maintain a huge amount of quality, especially in attacking areas. Gordon and Alexander Isak will team up again here, and should be able to dismantle a West Ham backline that hasn’t kept a Premier League clean sheet since January 2. 

Alexander Isak to score @ EVS

When the Swedish star is fit, you simply have to back him to find the net. He’s scored 12 goals in 20 Premier League appearances so far this term, and is clearly Newcastle’s biggest attacking threat. Callum Wilson’s injury has opened the door for him to nail down that number nine spot, and Howe will be delighted with the way that he has performed. 

Against a leaky West Ham defence, I’m expecting Newcastle to create a boatload of chances, and I’m more than happy to back Isak to find the net yet again. His finishing ability is top notch, and he should be able to score at least once on Saturday.

Check out our other Football Betting Tips here. 

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