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Newcastle will be gunning to keep their unlikely Europa League push going when they host struggling West Ham on Sunday afternoon.
The Magpies are only four points behind Arsenal in eighth place, a spot which could harbour continental football if Manchester City’s European ban is upheld.
West Ham will not take defeat lying down, though, having given their survival hopes a massive boost with a 3-2 win over Chelsea on Wednesday.
Newcastle have been one of the form sides since the restart with seven points from a possible nine and are 8/5 (2.60) with bet365 to make it three wins in four.
David Moyes’ men have not won back-to-back league games since August 2019 but are 7/4 (2.75) to build on their victory over Chelsea with three points in the north east.
It has been almost seven years and 11 meetings since these sides shared the points and bet365 go 23/10 (3.30) that they replicate the result from August 2013.
Sean Longstaff, Javier Manquillo, Ciaran Clark, Florian Lejeune are all out for Steve Bruce, who may hand Valentino Lazaro a start after he netted against Bournemouth in midweek.
Moyes may be without Sebastian Haller, Mark Noble and Arthur Masuaku, whilst Felipe Anderson is a doubt. Andriy Yarmolenko will be pushing to play after scoring the winner against Chelsea.
Consistency will be key for West Ham if they are to avoid relegation, with a relatively kind fixture list giving them ample opportunity to pick up the points required.
However, they have struggled almost all season to pick up points in consecutive matches and every win or draw since October has beenfollowed up by a loss.
It could be a similar story here with Newcastle in their best form of the season, having amassed 11 points from the last available 15 as they chase a six-match unbeaten run in the Premier League for the first time in over four years.
Newcastle have been absolutely ruthless since the restart and after their 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday, bet365’s 8/5 (2.60) price on them to follow that up with another victory looks too good to pass up.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.