Premier League Preview for West Ham v Newcastle along with Predictions for the matches on week 36 of the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week. You can also check out the weekly EPL TV Schedule.
This is another match that could be very interesting to watch. Newcastle are slipping farther and farther down the table and their season has already been a huge disappointment. There are questions swirling around the club and none of this is going to help them.
West Ham have had a good run of decent matches. They held United at home and looked like they could have gotten a draw from Manchester City as well at one point. This is not the time that Newcastle will want to be facing the Hammers.
Newcastle are definitely in a fight to avoid relegation at this point. They are in 17th place on 37 points, only five above Wigan. If they can’t get some wins together then they could easily swap places with Wigan. They will have QPR to play and expect three points there, but end the season at home to Arsenal.
This is a match that Newcastle will be targeting for some much needed points, whether that’s a win or a draw. My prediction, however, is for a West Ham win. Alan Pardew has looked like a man without answers. His tactics have been all wrong lately and he has players out there that don’t look interested in fighting a relegation battle. Not a good mix. Sam Allardyce has West Ham playing in a way meant to bulldoze their opponents and get results any way possible. Newcastle will certainly struggle against them.
West Ham (W, D, D, D, W, L) 2 – 0 Newcastle (L, L, W, L, D, L)
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