West Ham vs Newcastle United: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s match at Upton Park

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Newcastle will look to add a sixth successive league win to their record in their game against West Ham on Saturday.

The Magpies who are up to fifth in the league and have conceded just once in their last five games.

Since leaving the relegation zone on 23 September Alan Pardew's side have not lost since and could break into the top four on Saturday, if results go their way.

West Ham faces charges by the FA for not conducting in an orderly manner during their game against Everton last week. The game, won 2-1 by the Toffees, was delayed following a strong challenge from James McCarthy on Morgan Amalfino.

The Hammers have taken ten points from their last four matches, beating Manchester City, Liverpool and QPR and will look to end Newcastle’s impressive streak. A win for West Ham could also mean they break into the top four.

Newcastle will be without Ryan Taylor who left the pitch injured last Saturday. Taylor made his first appearance in 32 months against QPR before leaving the pitch in tears. The knee injury Taylor picked up is not a repeat of the injury which had him sidelined for more than two years but he is out of Saturday's match.

Both teams are looking at a successful Premier League and are on course to break the amount of points they secured last year.

Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm

PAST MEETINGS...

West Ham 1 (Carlton Cole) – 3 (Cabaye 16, 90, Remy) Newcastle Sat 18 Jan 2014

Newcastle 0 – 0 West ham Sat 24 Aug 2013

West Ham 0 – 0 Newcastle Sat 04 May 2013

Newcastle 0 – 1 (Nolan) West Ham Sun 11 Nov 2012

STATS...

West Ham and Newcastle have played each other 125 times

West Ham won 38 meetings, Newcastle 50 and 37 draws

West Ham have scored in ten of their last 11 league games

ODDS...

West Ham to win 2.1

Draw 3.4

Newcastle to win 3.4

TV: Match of the Day, BBC1, 10.20pm

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