Premier League: Newcastle United v West Ham match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St James’ Park
Friday 09 November 2012
After a stoic display last week against Manchester City, West Ham will fancy their chances of a rare away win against Newcastle United.
And the fact Newcastle enter the match after a tough fixture on Thursday against Club Brugge, where they drew 2-2, only enhances the visitors' chances.
But as encouraging as the past week has been for West Ham, they have only won three of their past 41 Premier League games away from Upton Park and will start as clear underdogs.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Newcastle 5 (Best 3, Nolan, Lovenkrands) West Ham 0, Premier League, January 2011
West Ham 1 (Cole) Newcastle 2 (Nolan, Carroll), Premier League, October 2010
Newcastle 2 (Owen, Carroll) West Ham (Bellamy, Cole) Premier League, January 2009
The Magpies are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches against the Hammers at St James Park.
Former Newcastle favourite Andy Carroll has failed to score since completing his loan move to West Ham from Liverpool.
Another ex-Magpies player, Nolan, is the Hammers' leading scorer so far this season with four goals.
Monday Night football came to St James' Park in August 2002 and Newcastle didn't disappoint. Strikes from Alan Shearer and Nolberto Solano, as well as a brace from Lomana LuaLua put West Ham to the sword as the Magpies ran out 4-0 winners.
Newcastle to win: 2.00
West Ham to win: 3.75
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm
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