Westham vs Newcastle LIVE !!2 min read
West Ham United will be looking to secure their position out of the Premier League’s relegation zone when they take on Newcastle United at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening. The match is scheduled for an 8:00 pm kick-off.
The Hammers are currently sitting 15th in the Premier League table and are only clear of the relegation zone by goal difference. After defeating Southampton on Sunday, West Ham moved up to 14th place and are now only a point clear of the bottom three. However, Tuesday night’s results canceled out their slim lead over the bottom three, making this match all the more crucial for the London club.
For West Ham, this game will mark the end of four straight home matches, having already hosted Aston Villa, AEK Larnaca, and Southampton in their last three games. Irons boss David Moyes is set to have a near fully-fit squad available for the game, with only one injury concern at present. Striker Gianluca Scamacca (knee) is set to miss out, having also missed the win over Southampton, with the rest of the squad set to be available, barring any late setbacks.
These two sides last met just two months ago at St James’ Park, where the Hammers came from behind to hold the Magpies to a 1-1 draw. Newcastle United, who currently sit third in the table, will be looking to secure a win against West Ham and keep their chances of a top-four finish alive.
David Moyes, West Ham United’s manager, recently commented on the team’s Europa Conference League prospects. He said that he would prefer the team to avoid relegation from the Premier League rather than lift the Europa Conference League trophy. After back-to-back top-seven finishes, the Hammers have had a disappointing 2022/23 Premier League campaign and are currently fighting to avoid relegation along with eight other teams.
West Ham United are level on points with Bournemouth, who occupy the last relegation spot, with Leicester City and Southampton also in the bottom three. As the season draws closer to the end, every point becomes critical for West Ham’s survival in the top-flight of English football.
In terms of pre-match odds, Betway has West Ham United as underdogs, with odds of 13/5 to win the match. The odds for a draw are 9/4, while Newcastle United are favorites with odds of 23/20. Fans of both sides will be eagerly anticipating what is sure to be a tense and exciting match.