Ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Newcastle United, here's what on offer from JAXX, the club's official online betting partner ...
A home win on Saturday would go a long way to ensuring West Ham United end the season in the top half of the table. Newcastle United are the first of a tough trio of opponents left to play and they travel to the Boleyn Ground on the back of a six-game unbeaten run which has seen them pull clear of the relegation battle. They have won five of those last six and, like Tottenham Hotspur, are five points behind United and harbour their own designs on a top-half finish.
It might be worth remembering that all of those five victories came against opposition who are in the bottom half of the table. Newcastle are unbeaten on their last three visits to the Boleyn Ground, however. JAXX offer 37/20 for Newcastle to repeat their victory here last season. Michael Owen scored a memorable hat-trick that day and he has suddenly found his form at the wrong time, as far as Hammers' fans are concerned.
West Ham United were a bit unfortunate to lose 3-1 to Newcastle United at St James' Park earlier this season and Alan Curtbishley must be confident that his side can avenge that reverse. JAXX offer 7/5 for a West Ham United victory, which would be their eighth home league win of the season. The draw is on offer at 11/5. United have won five of their last ten Premier League games at home against the north-east team.
There have been more than three goals scored in total in 14 of the 25 Premier League clashes with Newcastle - three of the last four meetings have produced more than two goals. But with both defences playing well, JAXX reckon there will not be more than two goals in the game. It is 9/10 that there will be more than 2.5 goals scored in total and it is 7/10 that there will be under 2.5 goals scored.
It is 22 years this month since West Ham United beat the Magpies 8-1, when Peter Beardsley ended up playing in goal. If you fancy United to win by two clear goals or more this weekend, a successful £20 bet with JAXX on the handicap at odds of 18/5 will give you a return of £92.
Despite the mid-table position, matches with Newcastle United are always keenly fought. Though a few of Newcastle's old boys will sadly be missing from the West Ham United lineup - namely Kieron Dyer, Craig Bellamy and Lee Bowyer - you can be sure that former Toon favourites Scott Parker and Nobby Solano will be eager to play. And there is usually a result for either side.
In the 25 previous Premier League meetings, there have been just five draws. It is no surprise, therefore, that it is 1/5 that either Newcastle or West Ham will win the game. Of course, you can also back the combined West Ham win or a draw, which is a 2/5 shot. Either a draw or a Newcastle victory is on offer at 9/20.
Don't forget, JAXX offer several markets for every West Ham United game, including a number of exclusive Season Specials. West Ham United currently have 47 points with three games remaining (two of them at home). JAXX offer 9/20 that the Hammers gain 50 points or more, and it is 27/20 that they get 49 points or less. United are 1/20 to finish above Tottenham in the season-long match bet.
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