Clearly, few would doubt David Moyes has struggled this time around even despite a hugely expensive summer outlay and the Scot remains under pressure. Still, having overcome Everton in a Premier League six-pointer before beating Derby in the FA Cup, perhaps things are on the rise.
Newcastle, meanwhile, is chasing Champions League qualification and recently booked their journey to Wembley in the Carabao Cup final later this month. Generally so strong at home, Eddie Howe’s side head in as favorites but the emotional high of midweek could allow West Ham to strike while the Magpies are on their way down.
Newcastle vs West Ham is scheduled for 5.30 pm GMT today, Saturday 4 February 4, 2023.
St James’ Park in Newcastle will host.
Where to watch Newcastle vs West Ham
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Coverage starts at 5 pm for a 5.30 pm GMT kick-off.
Live stream: The Sky Go app will offer subscribers a live stream across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles and tablets.
Live coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Newcastle vs West Ham team news
Bruno Guimaraes will miss the game following his sending-off against Southampton, while Alexander Isak could be forced to sit it out due to concussion protocols. Both Anthony Gordon and Harrison Ashby – who left the Hammers for Newcastle on deadline day – could make their debuts.
For West Ham, Gianluca Scamacca and Kurt Zouma are injured, while Maxwel Cornet remains unavailable. Meanwhile, all Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta, Lukasz Fabianski and Vladimir Coufal were rested against Derby and are expected to come back into the starting lineup.
There is good news on the Danny Ings front, however, with the forward’s injury not thought to be serious.
Newcastle vs West Ham prediction
While Newcastle might struggle to come down from such a high midweek, their home record is simply too good to bet against.
Newcastle to win 2-0.
Head-to-head (h2h) history and results
Newcastle wins: 58
West Ham wins: 43
Newcastle vs West Ham’s latest odds
Newcastle to win: 8/13
West Ham to win: 9/2