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West Ham vs Newcastle Prediction & Betting tips
The Premier League is back! Before the game West Ham vs. The odds show Newcastle a slight favorite role for the hosts, but West Ham does not seem to be fully consolidated after the impressions from the preparation.
There was a lot to complain about, especially defensively. On the other hand is Newcastle, statistically pretty much the weakest team from the English league in the preseason. But in the new season the cards are known to be reshuffled.
Because of this, everything is open before the game. Both want to start the new season well, which speaks for a more controlled and cautious approach in such a duel, in which there is not a clear favorite.
West Ham’s final season is emblematic of the past few years. Again the ambitions were great, again a lot of money was spent and again a disappointment followed. It should go to the top of the table, but the squad lacks the necessary homogeneity.
In the test matches against lower-class opponents, West Ham was largely able to play off its individual class well. In the last game, practically the dress rehearsal for the season opener, they went 3: 5 against Bournemouth and defended absurdly at times.
Coach David Moyes still has a lot to do and has to do a number of things to get the team on course for the league start. Before the game West Ham vs. Newcastle show the betting odds but a slight favorite role for West Ham.
In the preseason, West Ham ended up in 16th place. That was well deserved, because 62 goals conceded in 38 games in the Premier League were a very poor record.
Paradoxically, apart from the firm commitment of the already loaned Tomas Soucek, nothing has happened on the transfer market. At least on the access side, because Sanchez, Zabaleta, Roberto, Hugill, Ajeti and Diangana left the club. Actually, resources would be available to sign at least one or two players.
The start against Newcastle will be of enormous importance. The defensive problems were adequately addressed, David Moyes will probably choose a very cautious approach, although or precisely because there is quality ahead.
Because of this possible alignment, before the duel West Ham vs. Newcastle our tip that fewer than 2.5 goals will be scored. More tips on the Premier League can be found on a betting basis.
Statistically, Newcastle was one of the worst teams in the preseason. 13th place at the end was therefore even a balance sheet that the Magpies could live with. It may also be these statistics that ensure that before the duel West Ham vs. Newcastle’s betting odds suggest the guests are underdog.
Now West Ham was rightly criticized for their last friendly match, but Newcastle’s preparations for the new season have also been mediocre. The last time there was a 1-0 defeat against Stoke, the Magpies lost 5-1 to Middlesbrough. The alarm bells are not ringing exclusively on the part of the hosts.
But Newcastle definitely has an advantage over the hosts. The Magpies were very clever on the transfer market. Forward Wilson and attacking player Fraser came from Bournemouth, left-back Lewis from Norwich, Hendrick from Burnley. The team has been strengthened very well, but the players still have to be integrated.
The problems at Newcastle last season were in the offensive game. 38 goals were few and the truth is that the Magpies were still very efficient. The dynamic Hendrick and the strong Fraser should now ensure that the offensive is livened up. However, since they still need time to acclimatise, the guest will initially value compactness.
That underpins before the game West Ham vs. Newcastle once again our forecast that fewer than 2.5 goals will be scored. An open exchange of blows in which both face their weaknesses is not to be expected at the beginning.
Some staff failures have to be coped with. In attack Gayle has to pass due to injury, defensively two important players are missing with Schär and captain Lascelles. Goalkeeper Dubravka also has to be replaced. These are not ideal conditions.
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