West Ham vs newcastle EPL Betting prediction

EPL West Ham United vs Newcastle United Prediction 3/30/2024

West Ham United (12-9-8) travel to face off against Newcastle United (12-12-4) on Saturday, March 30th. This match will be played at St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne. West Ham United is coming off a draw while Newcastle United is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 8:30 AM ET.

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West Ham United Is Coming Off A Draw

West Ham United will be looking to get back on the winning track after drawing their last match against Aston Villa. Going into that match, they were +140.0 on the money line, and the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Michail Antonio scored the only goal for West Ham United, with his offensive attack coming on his only two shots on goal. Vladimir Coufal finished with the only assist for the club, and as a whole, they took 13 shots and five shots on goal.

On the defensive end, West Ham United allowed a total of 10 corners while giving up a goal on Aston Villa’s only corner kick. Alphonse Areola finished with four saves, and as a defensive unit, they blocked two shots and intercepted eight passes.

Through 29 matches, West Ham United sits in 7th place in the EPL, three points behind Manchester United. They have gone 2-0-2 in their last four matches, including a draw vs. Aston Villa and Burnley. Overall, they are 12-9-8, with a record of 6-6-2 on the road and 6-3-6 at home. In matches as the favorite, West Ham has gone 7-1-5, while they are 5-8-3 as the underdog. After this match vs. Newcastle United, they will return home to face Tottenham Hotspur on April 2nd.

Newcastle United Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Newcastle United will be looking to bounce back from a tough 3-2 loss to Chelsea. This match took place on Chelsea’s home pitch, and going into the match, Newcastle United was the heavy underdog at +290. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, Newcastle United took a total of 11 shots and three shots on goal, finding the net twice on these three shots. Alexander Isak and Jacob Murphy were the two players to score, with Isak also finishing with three total shots.

Martin Dubravka finished with four saves on Chelsea’s eight shots on goal. Overall, Chelsea took 12 shots but didn’t earn a single corner kick. The Newcastle United defense had nine interceptions and blocked three shots.

Through 28 matches, Newcastle United sits 10th in the EPL, one point behind 9th-ranked Wolverhampton Wanderers. Overall, they have a record of 12-12-4. At home, they have been strong, going 9-3-2, while they have struggled on the road, going just 3-9-2. Over their last six matches, they have gone 2-2-2. Following this match, they will be at home once again, taking on Everton FC on April 2nd.

West Ham United Offense Breakdown

West Ham United has scored 1.6 goals per match this season, which is 9th in the EPL. They have decreased their goal total in each of their last three matches. Jarrod Bowen is their top scorer this season, as he has found the back of the net 14 times, which is 5th in the EPL. He also leads the team in shots on goal, as he has 30 this season, which is 9th in the EPL. James Ward-Prowse is their leader in assists, as he has seven this season, which is 18th in the EPL.

Newcastle United Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, Newcastle United has been one of the most efficient offenses in the EPL, scoring 2.1 goals per match, which is 4th in the league. Their top scorer is Alexander Isak, who has found the back of the net 12 times, which is 8th in the EPL. He also leads the club in shots on goal, with 24, which is 15th in the league. Kieran Trippier has been the club’s top playmaker, as his 10 assists are the most in the EPL. He has also scored once.

West Ham United Defense Breakdown

West Ham United’s defense has been playing well of late, as they have given up just one goal in each of their last three matches. However, they will be tested by a Newcastle United offense that is 4th in the EPL in goals scored this season. Overall, West Ham’s defense is 14th in the league in goals allowed and 16th in blocked shots. Keeper Alphonse Aréola is 12th in the EPL with four clean sheets and is 2nd in saves with 110.

Newcastle United Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against West Ham United, Newcastle United’s defense is 13th in the EPL, allowing 1.7 goals per match. They are also 12th in blocked shots and 18th in interceptions. Over their last four matches, they have given up eight goals, including three to Chelsea FC. Keeper Nick Pope is 20th in the EPL with 40 saves and 9th with six clean sheets.

West Ham United vs Newcastle United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take Newcastle United on the money line at -118. Our projections have Newcastle’s Alexander Isak as the top goal scorer in the match, and they are also one of the top shooting teams in the EPL. Look for Newcastle to finish with six shots on goal compared to four for West Ham United. Our prediction is a final score of 2-1 in favor of Newcastle.

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