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- West Ham have conceded 14 goals in their last nine Premier League matches, keeping just two clean sheets.
- Newcastle have scored in each of their last five Premier League games.
- Newcastle have claimed just three points from their 11 meetings with top-half sides this season.
Hammers can return to winning ways
A draw at Leicester followed by a Manchester United win saw West Ham drop out of the Premier League top four this week but they should have enough about them to put the pressure on their fellow Champions League hopefuls in Saturday’s early kick-off.
The Hammers have seen their form drop off a little over the past month or so, but they remain just two points shy of a valuable fourth place and at home they remain a force to be reckoned with, winning six of their last nine home league games and beating the likes of Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea in the process.
Magpies’ survival chances boosted
Newcastle, despite sitting 17th in the table and just four points clear of the drop zone, are not a side to be taken lightly at the moment.
Eddie Howe has steered the Magpies to three consecutive wins in the Premier League, although it is worth noting that all three of these victories came against sides in the bottom half of the table and the injury sustained by Kieran Trippier in that win over Aston Villa will be a big blow for the visitors.
Bowen to get among the goals again
However, Newcastle have now scored in each of their last five league games and with West Ham conceding 14 goals in their last nine league games and keeping just two clean sheets in the process, backing both teams to score looks a solid option.
Resurgent as they may be, the Magpies’ 11 meetings with top-half sides this season have yielded just three points and they have lost three of their last four away days. West Ham have scored exactly twice in three of their last four home matches, so a 2-1 correct score prediction appeals.
I’m also looking to the in-form Jarrod Bowen in the anytime goalscorer market. The 25-year-old opened the scoring in their draw at Leicester to make it seven goals in his last seven competitive appearances for the Hammers.
West Ham predicted lineup: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Creswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Benrahma; Antonio
Newcastle predicted lineup: Dubravka; Schar, Lascelles, Burn; Fraser, Willock, Shelvey, Joelinton, Targett; Saint-Maximin, Wood
- Four of the last five Premier League meetings between these sides have seen both teams score
- No team has sustained more Premier League losses with four goals or more than Newcastle’s six this season
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