Newcastle United vs. West Ham United – EPL Predictions & Odds 2/4/23

West Ham United vs Newcastle United
February 4, 2023 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Newcastle -165 / West Ham +500 // Total: 2.5
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Newcastle United and West Ham United face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. James Park. When these two teams faced off in February of 2022 the game ended in a 1-1 draw. 

Newcastle United vs West Ham United Odds

Newcastle United sits as the favorite sitting at -165 while West Ham United is the underdog sitting at +500. The total for this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over odds sitting at +105. 

Newcastle United Betting Preview

Newcastle comes into this game sitting in 3rd place in the standings having picked up 39 points. On Tuesday, Newcastle faced off against Southampton in the EFL Cup, and they were able to secure a 2-1 victory. Sean Longstaff scored in the 5th and 21st minute to secure the victory. Newcastle had 44 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. In the last EPL game, Newcastle United played to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace. Bruno Guimaraes picked up in the red card in the EFL Cup and that means he will be suspended for the next three Premier League games. Alexander Isak looked like he suffered a concussion and now he is in doubt for this game. 

West Ham United Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is West Ham United who sits in 16th place in the standings having picked up 18 points. In the last game against Derby County in the FA Cup, West Ham scored two goals and that was enough to secure the 2-0 victory. Two games ago against Everton, West Ham scored two goals and that was enough to secure the victory. Maxwel Cornet, Gianluca Scamacca, and Kurt Zouma are all dealing with injuries and they have already been ruled out for this game. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is also expected to move back into the starting lineup here. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Newcastle is the better team here and they are going to have no issue getting the job done here. In the last game Newcastle scored two goals and they are going to continue the success scoring here. West Ham is going to struggle to score here and that will be the difference as Newcastle gets the job done. Back Newcastle on the money line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Newcastle United ML -165

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