A new Premier League season starts this weekend and Newcastle United will host West Ham United in what should be an entertaining game on Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Newcastle United had some dreadful performances last season so their supporters just like to see them avoid another relegation battle. All of them also like to see entertaining football but they haven’t seen that for a while. The main hope for them is that manager Steve Bruce gives more young players a chance this season. Keep an eye on Elliot Anderson, he played a couple of times off the bench last year but then got injured and him and other youngsters can take the game to the opposition rather than persist with nervous style of play.
West Ham United hopes to finish in a similar position to last season (sixth place) and have a decent cup run. Going far in the Europa League would be a massive accomplishment as long as it’s not to the detriment of their Premier League position. Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Declan Rice will all play a big role and hopefully for them Michail Antonio’s hamstring doesn’t cause him trouble.
The only thing they should change about how theu play is to have more bravery when taking on big teams like Manchester City, Chelsea or Manchester United, they should not set too defensively against them We set up too defensively against the likes of them. They should just go for it instead of showing them too much respect because that didn’t work last year.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Newcastle United: 3.25
• West Ham United: 2.18
• Draw: 3.55
• Newcastle United: 0, +0.5, +1 (2.00)
• West Ham United: 0, -0.5, -1 (1.90))
• Over 2.5 (2.00)
• Under 2.5 (1.90)
Key Points to Consider
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on April 17 and Newcastle United won 3-2.
For Newcastle United, Callum Wilson has a 47.6 percent chance to score. He averages 1.89 shots overall per sim, 0.98 shots on goal per and 0.64 goals per sim.
For West Ham United, Michail Antonio has a 30.44 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.66 shots overall per sim, 0.85 shots on goal per and 0.37 goals per sim.
Two-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on the total in this one. Average score in simulations is Newcastle United 1.52 to West Ham United 1.33.