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Newcastle vs West Ham Betting Tips

Newcastle v West Ham

English EPL League. Saturday December 1. Kick-off 3pm.

THERE’S no fog of gloom on the Tyne after Newcastle reeled off three straight wins to climb four points clear of the danger zone.

Even Matt Ritchie’s miss of the season from two yards out in Monday night’s clash at Burnley didn’t end up costing them. And they’re looking to extend their four-game unbeaten run by nailing down another three points against the Hammers.

Despite having his hands tied behind his back in the transfer market by penny-pinching owner Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez is now getting a tune out of a squad that is far from brimming with quality and wouldn’t lack out of place in the Championship.

The Spanish gaffer is a Magpies messiah and will be looking to devise a plan to outwit West Ham counterpart Manuel Pellegrini who splashed the cash in the summer but has little to show for it.

West Ham have the same 12-point haul as Newcastle after 13 games and have just one win in their last six matches.

They’ve been leaking goals too with their tally of one clean sheet this season the second-worst in the division behind Fulham.

The absence of injured playmakers Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini is a big blow. Marko Arnautovic, the Hammers’ best player this season, and Jack Wilshere are also doubts although former Toon cult hero Andy Carroll is set to turn out against his former club after making the bench last week.

West Ham have a poor record at St James’s Park, losing their last three visits, and another Newcastle win pays 29-20 at bet365 who make the safer option of the Magpies draw no bet 8-11.

Benitez’s side have kept just one clean sheet at home this season –  a 1-0 win over Watford who had enough chances to rack up a cricket score – and the Hammers have netted in four of six away days so btts is decent value at 17-20 with bet365.

Newcastle are averaging 6.7 corners at home this season and the Hammers just 3.8 on their travels so try the Toon -1 flag-kick at 6-5 with bet365.

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West Ham have option on Diafra Sakho – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

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West Ham have option on Diafra Sakho

Diafra Sakho shoots past Matteo Darmian

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Graeme Jackson

Sunday Oct 15, 2017. 10:00


West Ham United have control over Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho’s future, according to the Daily Mail.

The English news outlet reports that Sakho’s contract with West Ham includes a two-year option that the club can trigger to keep the attacker at the London Stadium.

The Teranga Lions man was left frustrated in the European summer after missing out on a move to French Ligue 1 club Rennes on deadline day.

West Ham are in a strong position with their two-year option on Sakho but could still award him an improved contract if he continues to perform.

The 27-year-old has worked his way back into contention for a regular first-team place under coach Slaven Bilic.

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West Ham, Everton keen on Ivorian Wilfried Bony – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

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West Ham, Everton keen on Ivorian Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast challenged by Nabil Dirar of Morocco during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 13, 2017. 12:00


West Ham United and Everton are reportedly both keen on signing Ivory Coast attacker Wilfried Bony.

The Elephants striker has struggled to win regular game time at Manchester City since his big-money move from Swansea City in 2015.

He spent last season on loan at Stoke City but failed to impress under Mark Hughes and saw almost no action in the second half of the campaign.

Bony has since returned to City but is clearly not part of their future plans under coach Pep Guardiola.

Yet despite his struggles at City and Stoke, Bony is still highly regarded for his prolific spell with the Swans from 2013 to 2015.

And Transfer Market Web reports that both West Ham United and Everton are keen on landing the player.

The Hammers are looking for a reliable striker to lead the line (with Andy Carroll injury-prone and Diafra Sakho’s future at the club uncertain), while the Toffees need a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

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