West Ham vs Newcastle Betting Preview With Odds And Prediction
West Ham will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat to Chelsea when they next welcome Newcastle United to the London Stadium. The Irons gave a good account of themselves at Stamford Bridge and thought they’d snatched a 2-2 draw when Maxwell Cornet fired home in stoppage time. However, the goal was controversially ruled out after Jarrod Bowen was adjudged to have fouled Edouard Mendy in the build-up.
David Moyes was rightly furious with the decision and the FA have since admitted it was a poor decision from the VAR, but West Ham still left the game empty handed. That result has left the Londoners in the bottom three of the Premier League table on just four points from their opening six matches.
West Ham will be desperate to get back on track and climb up the table, so Moyes will be demanding a positive result from his players but the online casino gambling sites are predicting a close game. Newcastle are a very solid side these days and Eddie Howe has his team well organised so they will be extremely tough to beat. The Magpies only defeat so far this season came at Anfield where Liverpool needed a 98th minute winner to secure a 2-1 victory. They have also held Man City to a 3-3 draw and drew away to Wolves, so Newcastle are more than capable of getting a result against West Ham at the London Stadium.
The top au online casino sites and bookmakers make West Ham the slight 29/20 favourites to win the game. Newcastle are priced at 9/5 to take three points back to the north-east, while the draw can be backed at 23/10. Given the form of the two teams so far this season, a draw is perhaps a likely result and 1-1 looks like a solid bet at odds of 5/1. If you fancy West Ham to edge it, 2-1 is priced at 17/2. Michail Antonio and Gianluca Scamacca are both 6/1 to open the scoring while Newcastle’s big-money summer signing Alexander Isak is also priced at 6/1 to be first goalscorer. For an outside bet, Antonio to score first in a 1-1 draw looks tempting at odds of 42/1.
Moyes has some fitness concerns to worry about as Tomas Soucek is struggling with a foot injury while Scamacca missed the Chelsea game due to illness. Both players will need to be checked. Nayef Aguerd is certain to miss out after being ruled out for several weeks with an ankle ligament injury. Aaron Cresswell could also be sidelined with a groin injury while Craig Dawson and Benjamin Johnson have hamstring issues. As for Newcastle, they are currently without Jonjo Shelvey due to a thigh injury. Key trio Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin are all doubts.
Prediction: West Ham 1-1 Newcastle