The upcoming Premier League clash between West Ham and Newcastle United promises to be exciting given both teams' recent results. West Ham have 13 points from their last seven matches, while Newcastle are just one point behind with an equal number of games. This, coupled with the fact that the upcoming match is a Premier League match, indicates the importance of this game, potentially affecting a higher placing in the standings.
Taking a closer look at the teams' recent performances, it can be seen that both teams played European matches in close proximity to championship matches. West Ham, having played Freiburg in the Europa League just three days before the match, could face a fatigue problem. On the other hand, Newcastle played their Champions League match against PSG two days earlier than West Ham, giving them a relatively shorter recovery period.
According to statistics, in the last meetings between these teams, the advantage was on the side of Newcastle, which, in particular, defeated West Ham with a score of 5:1 in April 2023. This historic advantage, coupled with a recent 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, suggests a powerful attacking force. Both teams averaged over 2.5 goals in matches, making this a potentially high-scoring matchup.
Diving deeper into the game's stats, West Ham's possession figures fluctuate but they have shown resilience, scoring against Liverpool and Chelsea despite having less possession. In contrast, in Newcastle's recent 4-1 win against PSG, possession was just 31%, suggesting effective use of the ball and effective counter-attacks.
Considering the number of shots on goal, shots on goal, expected goals and corner kicks, both teams show aggressive intent, but Newcastle look more clinical given their higher conversion rate. However, Newcastle's frequency of yellow cards suggests a slightly more aggressive or reckless style of play, which may be a factor in the high intensity of the game.
Both West Ham and Newcastle United have shown formidable attacking power in recent matches. In the last five matches, both teams participated in matches where the total total goals exceeded 2.5. This suggests that in the confrontation between these teams there is a high probability that at least three goals will be scored in the match. In addition, given the recent scoring extravaganza of Newcastle and the aggressive intentions of West Ham, this bet becomes promising.
While odds on Newcastle to score more than once are tempting, betting on total goals over 2.5 offers the best balance of risk and reward. Considering both teams have been in attacking mode lately and tend to go into high scoring games, this seems like a better bet at decent odds.
Newcastle's recent results indicate a team on the rise, particularly their remarkable 8-0 win over Sheffield United and their ability to score four times against PSG with minimal possession. Historically, they have also had the advantage in matches against West Ham, as exemplified by the 5-1 win in April 2023. Given these stats and Newcastle's proven clinical performance in front of goal, betting on them to score more than once in this match looks promising.
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