Tip Newcastle - West Ham
Midweek saw both of these clubs get impressive wins in the Premier League. Newcastle United are now 13th in the table and host West Ham United who moved up to 16th after beating Chelsea. Steve Bruce will have been delighted with how his team won 4-1 at Bournemouth, though their opponents are on their way back to the Championship. United had gone six away league games without a win but have now won their last two on the road. Home form has been good too with an unbeaten run of five in the Premier League. In those five matches, only Aston Villa have been able to put a goal past them. They are 13th but still in with a chance of European football next season. Seventh could see a team qualify for the Europa League and Newcastle are only five points behind that position. 32 league games have only produced 33 goals but that problem is easing with eitght scored in the last three.
West Ham United trailed Chelsea on Wednesday evening but managed to get a 3-2 win with a last-gasp goal. That was an alnighty important three points for the Hammers who had lost their last three league games. The victory took them three points clear of the bottom three and with a better goal difference. They aren't out of trouble yet though and their away form is a major concern. West Ham have yet to pick up an away point this year. The last seven away league games have all been lost with the last win on the road being in mid-December. They have only scored in one of their last four away games. Five of their last seven games against Newcastle have been lost and another defeat looks likely here.
Key points Newcastle - West Ham
Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last five home league games.
Often goal-shy Newcastle have scored eight goals in their last three games in the Premier League.
West Ham have lost their last seven away league matches.
Newcastle have won five of their last seven games against West Ham in all competitions.
Only in one of their last four away league games have West Ham scored.
Conclusion Newcastle - West Ham
Newcastle United are in good form with only two losses in their last 11 league games. Only one goal has been conceded in the last five and they are scoring a few too, for a change. West Ham had a great win over Chelsea on Wednesday but that was at home. Their away form is one reason why they are still battling against relegation with ten losses in 16 played. Go for Newcastle to maintain their late surge with a home win,
Newcastle West Ham Prediction published on July 2, 2020