West Ham hosts Newcastle on Wednesday night as the slate of midweek Premier League fixtures, rescheduled from earlier this season, continues.
And this one is a battle of two sides with two of the better official supporter songs. “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” versus “Blaydon Races” is one hell of a dynamite matchup.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United FYIs
Kickoff: Wed. April 5, 8pm, London Stadium
Team News for Both Sides: go here
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
PL Standing, Form Guide: West Ham 14th, 27 pts, WDLWL Newcastle 3rd, 50 pts, WWWLL
Google Result Probability: West Ham 28% Newcastle 44% Draw 28%
Let’s take a look at what the first team selection will be for David Moyes as he strives to keep his team above water in the table. Although it certainly won’t be easy, as Newcastle have a critical demarcation point that they’re focused on as well.
The Geordies surpassed Manchester United for third place in the table yesterday, when they bested the Red Devils. The fight for top four is going to be fierce down the stretch, as will be the battle to avoid relegation, if not more so.
West Ham United Starting XI Prediction vs Newcastle
Fabianski; Johnson, Kehrer, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Paqueta; Benrahma, Ings, Bowen
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