West Ham v Newcastle United Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 2 March 2019

Close game expected at London Stadium

Premier League Tips

EnglandWest Ham v Newcastle UnitedEngland
Saturday 2nd March 1730rs 
Football – England – Premier League
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 9/10 (odds taken 21.00 GMT, Thursday 28th February)

An in-form Newcastle travel to London on Saturday to face mid-table West Ham with the hope of extending their good run and, at the same, giving themselves more breathing space in the fight to avoid relegation.

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West Ham Preview

West Ham are one of the teams whose current position is probably where you would expect them to be. The Hammers sit in 10th spot in that clustered part of the table where a handful of points separate half a dozen teams. As with every team in and around them, they will be looking upwards in an attempt to finish in the top half at the very least, with their sights on potentially finishing in seventh spot which is seen as the best of the rest, almost. A narrow defeat in midweek away to Manchester City is not the worst of results by any stretch, especially having picked up a win and two draws in the three games that preceded it. Manuel Pellegrini will have been delighted with that considering there were some tricky encounters, and now looking to the next four games as a chance to increase their points tally with three of the games against teams below them, and Everton who sit one place above them but on the same number of points. There are a number of a reasons for West Ham supporters to be positive at the moment and a strong finish to their league campaign would certainly add to that.

 

Key-Facts – West Ham v Newcastle United

  • West Ham were 3-0 victors over Newcastle when the two clashed at St James’ Park in December
  • Newcastle have managed just two away wins in the league all season whilst the Hammers have yet to lose at home in 2019
  • The visitors keep things tight on their travels and nine of their 14 away games have had two or less goals in them

 

Newcastle United Preview

When Newcastle went on a run of one win in nine league games between December and the beginning of January, and all the speculation surrounding the relationship between Rafael Benitez and the club’s owner Mike Ashley, there were worrying signs about what was ahead for them. Now, coming into March, it’s a much more positive outlooks for Newcastle and their supporters having put together a really impressive run of form. Four wins in their last six matches and just one defeat (which itself was a 1-0 loss to Spurs where they played really well) has seen the Magpies climb up to 13th in the league and a full six points clear of the bottom three. Clearly, there is still some work to do but the mood around the whole club has definitely changed for the better. One of the main reasons for that is the signing of Miguel Almiron for a club record fee from MLS champions Atlanta United. Benitez had long been wanting investment in the squad, especially in the forward areas and the Paraguayan has only been here for a matter of weeks but is already a fan’s favourite with his creativity and energy in attack.

West Ham v Newcastle United Betting Preview

These are two of the hardest sets of supporters to please in the Premier League, but at this moment in time you feel followers of West Ham and Newcastle are content – but we all know that could well change. Pellegrini’s men were far too good for Newcastle when these two met back in December at St James’ Park. The 3-0 loss for Benitez’ men is still their heaviest home defeat of the season and Liverpool are the only team to inflict a bigger margin of defeat on Newcastle so far this campaign. That in itself is indicative of how good a job the Spaniard is doing with his team.

West Ham’s home record has been improving the longer the season has went on with Pellegrini beginning to stamp his authority on the team. Four wins and two draws in their last seven home games in the league mean they will be confident of getting a result against this Newcastle team who, whilst competitive on the road, do not tend to win many games. Their last success on the road came in the middle of December and they have managed just another one on top of that. A common theme of their away matches is the lack of goals. Nine of their 14 away matches have had two or fewer goals scored in them and they certainly know how to organise themselves when on their travels.


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