Premier League In Focus – West Ham vs Newcastle Preview

When? Saturday 23rd December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? London Stadium

What channel is it on? West Ham vs Newcastle will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

West Ham - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/whufc/details/event.aspx?itemref=1056

Newcastle - https://tickets.nufc.co.uk/

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: West Ham W2, Newcastle W3
Premier League meetings: West Ham W11, Newcastle W18, D10
All-time meetings: West Ham W40, Newcastle W53, D37

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up: Adrian; Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Noble, Obiang, Masuaku; Arnautovic, Antonio; Hernandez

Unavailable: Fonte (Injured), Byram (Injured), Lanzini (Suspended)

Doubtful: Noble (Injured), Fernandes (Injured), Kouyate (Injured)

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Elliot; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Manquillo; Ritchie, Merino, Hayden, Atsu; Joselu, Gayle

Unavailable: Colback (Injured), Haidara (Injured), Shelvey (Suspended), Gamez (Injured)

Doubtful: Mitrovic (Injured)

PREDICTION
Newcastle are in shocking form with just one point from nine matches which is in contrast to West Ham who have raised their game under Moyes. Defensively they look much more assured having kept a clean sheet in their last three league matches and they can win this game without conceding.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time that West Ham beat Newcastle was back in April 2015. It was the last time that the two sides faced off at Upton Park and the Hammers would earn maximum points in a 2-0 win. Dimitri Payet was the hero as the French international bagged both of the goals.