Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 18:34 11/09/2015
Newcastle travel to face West Ham at Upton Park in a Monday night Premier League clash on 14th September 2015 - Live at 20.00 on Sky Sports 1. It's the last match of the weekend and is sure to be a popular attraction for punters looking to end the current round of fixtures in profit.
West Ham made a flying start to the campaign when upstaging Arsenal at the Emirates, but were brought back down to earth in back-to-back home defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth. The Hammers then defied the odds once more to trounce Liverpool 0-3 at Anfield and Slaven Bilic will be asking his players to carry that form into this game.
Newcastle have looked a far cry from the team that narrowly avoided relegation last season, after drawing with Southampton they lost away to Swansea, but then held Man Utd to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford and but for a defelected own-goal the Magpies held their own against Arsenal, despite playing the majority of the game with 10 men.
The bookies have West Ham down as favourites at around the even money mark, with Newcastle deemed to be slight outsiders to win the match. In a game that looks tough to call, plenty of punters will be sitting on the fence and can still get involved in the action by opting for a bet on the First Goalscorer market.
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Diafra Sakho is yet to get off the mark this season, but will lead the line for West Ham and remains a solid bet on his performances last term. Cheikhou Kouyate has already notched twice and will again be a threat from midfield along with Dimitri Payet who has also registered a goal and could take over penalty duties in light of Mark Noble's suspension.
Newcastle also have a player banned after Mitrovic saw red against Arsenal, with Papiss Cisse expected to be recalled up-front. Georginio Wijnaldum will look to provide support from midfield and has already showed his worth in front of goal this season, while Moussa Sissoko and Florian Thauivin look to be the others to consider from the flanks.
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