Premier League 2020-21 Preview: West Ham United vs Newcastle Prediction, Tactics, Lineups, Team News

Updated: Sep 12,2020 14:36 GMT

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As the 2020/21 Premier League sesson is here, West Ham United begin the Premier League season with the visit of Newcastle United to London Stadium on Saturday, 12th September, evening. West Ham United and Newcastle United have met 135 times since February 1908. The Magpies (Newcastle United) has held the all-time advantage with 55 wins to the West Ham's 42, with 38 draws. Check out the West Ham United vs Newcastle Prediction, Tactics, Lineups, Team News in the article below. 

Premier League 2020/21: West Ham United Vs Newcastle United

West Ham United and Newcastle United are meeting at the London Stadium in the opening round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday night (tonight). The two teams finished last season in the bottom half of the division. Both the teams will be looking to kick off the 2020-21 campaign in winning style.

West Ham United vs Newcastle Prediction Preview

By the standards of the West Ham, taking on the mantle of crisis club before the season has even started takes quite some doing.  The supporters are quite unsatisfied with the unpopular owners' decision to hire the youngster Grady Diangana to West Bromwich Albion.

Tomas Soucek has been signed permanently, represents the West Ham United' only incoming activity since finishing 16th last season, 5 points above the relegation zone.

Hammers' side got off to a slow start last season, and it tends to be a theme for them in many ways. The team has lost their opening league match in the last four seasons.

West Ham United vs Newcastle United Predicted Lineups

West Ham United predicted XI: Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Creswell, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Bowen, Mark Noble, Pablo Fornals and Antonio

Newcastle United predicted XI: Kerl Darlow, Manquillo, Jamal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis, Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson

west Ham vs Newcastle Prediction Preview Head-to-Head

West Ham United and Newcastle have played against each other 136 times. The Newcastle United have won 56 of those matches. West Ham has won 42 times and a total of 38 games have ended in a draw. The last time West Ham went up against Newcastle United was in July and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

West Ham United form guide: D-W-W-W-L
Newcastle United form guide: L-W-W-L-L

West Ham United vs Newcastle United Team News

West Ham Newcastle prediction

In Hammers, Manuel Lanzini took a knock in pre-season and is doubtful to feature in West Ham's season opener. They come into the season on the back of a poor transfer window and have recently had two bids for Burnley defender James Tarkowski rejected.

They have, however, been able to make Tomas Soucek's loan move permanent.

Injuries: None

Doubtful: Manuel Lanzini

Suspensions: None

On the other hand, Newcastle has had many casualties.

Jamal Lewis is all set to feature for Steve Bruce's side as neither Matt Ritchie nor Paul Dummett is fit.

Martin Dubravka is set to miss out on the first few matches due to injury. 

Dwight Gayle is also out injured. 

Ryan Fraser will need to regain match fitness before he can feature as he missed out on a lot of football earlier this year.

Injuries: Martin Dubravka, Dwight Gayle

Doubtful: Paul Dummett, Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie, Fabian Schar

Suspensions: None

West Ham United vs Newcastle United Prediction

West Ham United is in disarray ahead of the upcoming season and despite being the hosts on Saturday, they are expected to struggle against a more composed Newcastle United side.

Prediction: West Ham United 0-2 Newcastle United

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