Newcastle United will look to keep their top-four spot in the Premier League standings when they travel to London Stadium to face West Ham United on Thursday. The Magpies moved into third place in the EPL table with 50 points after defeating Southampton 1-0 on Sunday. They were level on points with Manchester United and one point ahead of fifth-place Tottenham on Monday. West Ham, on the other hand, finished the weekend with 27 points.
West Ham and Newcastle United will face off in the West Ham vs Newcastle United of Premier League 2023 on 6th April 2023 at the London Stadium.
Know the Match Details
Competition: West Ham vs Newcastle United, Premier League 2023
Date: Thursday, 6th April 2023
Kickoff: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: London Stadium
West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski returned from injury to keep a clean sheet against Southampton, so Alphonse Areola will be relegated to the bench for the time being.
The only injury concern for the Hammers is Gianluca Scamacca, who is still recovering from a knee injury, which means Danny Ings will continue to lead the line.
The wide attacking areas are expected to be occupied by Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma, with Brazil international Lucas Paqueta joining the ever-dependable Declan Rice in midfield.
West Ham Possible Starting Lineup:
Fabianski; Kehrer, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Soucek, Rice, Paqueta; Bowen, Ings, Benrahma
For Newcastle, Miguel Almiron is still out with an injury, and Emil Krafth looks set to miss the rest of the season with an ACL tear.
Jacob Murphy will continue to play on the right wing for Almiron, while Allan Saint-Maximin is expected to play on the opposite flank and provide attacking support to striker Alexander Isak.
Despite Joelinton’s return from suspension, Eddie Howe may stick with the midfield trio of Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, and Joe Willock after their excellent performance against Manchester United.
Newcastle’s backline will remain unchanged, with Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, and Dan Burn providing first-rate defensive cover for Nick Pope in goal.
Newcastle United Possible Starting Lineup:
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Murphy, Isak, Saint-Maximin
West Ham vs Newcastle United Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Newcastle United has a good record against West Ham United, having won 58 of the 141 games played between the two clubs, compared to West Ham United’s 43 victories.
- West Ham United is unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches against Newcastle United, but they have drawn the previous two.
- Newcastle United has won 10 Premier League games away from home against West Ham United, with only Tottenham Hotspur having a better record in this regard.
- Newcastle United is unbeaten in their four Premier League away games against London clubs this season, winning two of them.
- Newcastle United has only lost one of their last ten Premier League away games, with their only defeat coming last month at the hands of Manchester City.
Statistics for West Ham and Newcastle United
West Ham United, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after defeating Southampton 1-0 in the Premier League.
West Ham United had 44% possession and 11 shots on goal, with two on target in that game. Nayef Aguerd (25′) scored for West Ham United. Southampton had 9 shots on goal, 3 of which were on target.
West Ham United have scored a total of 9 goals in their last 6 games, for an average of 1.5 goals per match under David Moyes.
According to the pre-match statistics, West Ham United have not lost in the league to Newcastle United in their last two games. They have not won at home in the last six league games. Things will have to change soon.
Newcastle United enters this match on the back of a 2-0 Premier League victory over Manchester United in their previous match.
Newcastle United had 46% possession and 22 shots on goal, with 6 on target. Joe Willock (65′) and Callum Wilson (88′) scored for Newcastle United. Manchester United had 6 shots on goal, 1 of which was on target.
The statistics speak for themselves, and Newcastle United has been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. Newcastle United’s defensive flaws have been exposed.
According to the pre-match statistics, Newcastle United is undefeated against West Ham United in the last three league matches played away from home. They have not won away from home in their last three league games.
- Six of the last seven meetings between these two teams ended in a tie.
- West Ham has gone undefeated in their last six home games.
- Newcastle has conceded at least one goal in eight of their last twelve away Premier League games.
- The most recent meeting between these two teams ended in a 1:1 draw.
West Ham vs Newcastle United Prediction
Newcastle United has thrived this season under Eddie Howe and will look to maintain their position in the top four. The Magpies were fantastic against Manchester United and will take a lot of confidence from their performance.
West Ham United has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, but they will face a formidable opponent. Newcastle United has been outstanding this season and should win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Newcastle United to win at the odds of 1.50.
West Ham vs Newcastle United Key Player:
On Sunday, Jarrod Bowen looked lively against Southampton and was unlucky not to score. The West Ham forward is 9/2 at William Hill for anytime scorer, which seems a little high.
Newcastle’s winning streak has probably coincided with striker Alexander Isak getting a proper run of games. The Swede is starting to show why the Magpies paid so much for him and is 2/1 to score anytime.