Football Betting Tips: West Ham United vs Newcastle United

Two teams in very contrasting form meet at the London Olympic Stadium with Premier League safety top of the agenda. David Moyes has transformed West Ham in recent weeks and pulled the Hammers temporarily at least, away from danger. Newcastle meanwhile have slipped into the bottom 3 following back to back defeats to Everton and Arsenal.

English Premier League – West Ham United vs Newcastle United – London Olympic Stadium, Saturday 23rd December 2017, Kick-off: 15.00 GMT

westhamWest Ham United

Best Odd of: 11/10 at Betway


Best Odd of: 27/10 at Betfair

NewcastleNewcastle United

Best Odd of: 5/2 at Coral

West Ham United 

The appointment of David Moyes was met with derision from the Hammers faithful but it continues to pay dividends with the Hammers unbeaten in their last 3 matches. Wins over Chelsea and Stoke were punctuated by a 0-0 draw with Arsenal – performances in which West Ham impressed and now sit 15th in the table. Marco Arnautovic has scored 2 goals in his last 3 matches and looks to be relishing the freedom he has been given by David Moyes.

Newcastle United

The Toon had a fantastic start to the season but an alarming slump in form has left them in the bottom 3. They are in the midst of a 9 match sequence without a win – something Rafa Benitez needs to rectify quickly.

Newcastle are 18th in the table with 15 points from their opening 18 games but only sit one point from safety. Dwight Gayle is the primary goal threat for the Magpies and he’ll be looking to add to his tally of 3 goals for the season against the Hammers.

West Ham United vs Newcastle United – Head to Head

Newcastle hold the head to head lead over West Ham with 53 wins to the Hammers’ 40 whilst another 37 matches between the sides have ended as draws. Newcastle thumped West Ham 3-0 earlier in the season thanks to goals from Joselu, Ciaran Clark and Alexsandar Mitrovic to give them their first win of the season at St James’s Park.

Odds and Predictions

This could promises to be a very cagey game with two sides scrapping for their lives.

Under 2.5 goals in the game looks a great shout at 4/5 with Marathon Bet.

Marko Arnautovic looks a real threat for West Ham currently and appears to be relishing his attacking role.

Marko Arnautovic to score anytime looks unbelievable value at 40/17 with Uni Bet. 

This could be a fiery encounter between two teams with all to play for.

A red card in the match looks a real possibility at 7/2 with Paddy Power. 

West Ham are riding the crest of a wave and could nullify Newcastle into submission in a huge game for both sides.

West Ham to win the match looks a sensible punt at 11/10 with Sky Bet. 

West Ham United vs Newcastle United Prediction

West Ham United 2 – 0 Newcastle United – 9/1 with Bet 365. 

Top Betting Tip West Ham United vs Newcastle United

Newcastle are struggling and West Ham could well pile the pressure on Rafa Benitez’s men here. West Ham to win the match to nil is a valuable punt at 5/2 with Uni Bet.