Newcastle United (0-0-0) at West Ham United (0-0-0)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, September 12th 2020 at 3:00 PM (London Stadium)
West Ham United +110 / Newcastle United +240 / Draw +245 -- O/U:2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
West Ham United faces Newcastle United on Saturday, September 12th at London Stadium for English Premier League action.
West Ham United was able to fight off relegation during the 2019-20 season, and now the club is ready to take the next step in the Premier League in this brand new campaign. West Ham United finished in 16th place in the Premier League standings, as the club owned a 10-9-19 record which was good for 39 points. West Ham United ended the season on a great note, earning a four-game unbeaten streak. West Ham United drew to Manchester United 1-1 on the road on July 22nd, as it was a strong performance from a club fighting for its Premier League lives. West Ham United could be a surprise club in the Premier League this year, only time will tell.
Newcastle United had a much stronger first half than second in the Premier League, as the club did not play too well after the COVID-19 break had ended in June. Newcastle United finished the season in 13th place in the table, owning an 11-11-16 record for 44 points. Newcastle United will also look to improve in the 2020-21 season, and that all starts on Saturday. West Ham United is a very formidable opponent for Newcastle United right out of the gates, and that is why Newcastle United opens as the underdogs by a decent margin in this one.
The last time West Ham United and Newcastle United met was on July 5th of 2020. In that match, West Ham United and Newcastle United drew by the final score of 2-2 at Newcastle. Each team has won two games apiece along with the one draw in the past five matches these clubs have played against the other.
West Ham United and Newcastle United are two teams that do not have a black and white future in the Premier League. It would not totally surprise me to see either of these teams in relegation danger this year, and inversely, I would not be too shocked to find either of these clubs apart of the top half of the table. In matchday one, I will take West Ham United at home, as I feel they are the stronger club heading into the season.