West Ham United vs. Newcastle United is a match that promises to be entertaining for all involved. It will also be an essential match for the 2023/24 Premier League season because of the positions of both teams.
West Ham are in seventh place on the log while Newcastle are in eighth. A win or a loss for either team can see the losing team drop to tenth and the winning team move into sixth place. A draw between both teams will favor the teams in the top half of the table. This is because both teams have shown they can be title challengers at best and challengers for the European slots.
None of the teams in the top half want to have the added pressure of West Ham and Newcastle chasing them down ferociously for their spots, which is why all eyes will be on this game.
This is also a testament to both managers’ work put into their squad.
Newcastle could be a lot better, especially after finishing in the top half of the table last season and returning to the UEFA Champions League. However, they have started to pick up form slowly and look like the team that only conceded 33 goals in 38 games last season – the same as title-winners Manchester City.
West Ham now looks like the team that threatened to break into the top four two seasons ago, thanks to a squad revamp by David Moyes during the summer. They are also buoyed that they won the UEFA Europa Conference League last season after coming close to the UEFA Europa League two seasons ago.
History will be set aside for this fixture because both teams are new and improved versions of themselves. However, Eddie Howe will be dealing with much more pressure than Moyes because he currently has more losses in the league.
As we prepare for an entertaining and important Premier League clash, read on for match ticket information, team news, and predictions.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United will occur on Sunday, 8 October 2023. The game will be played at the London Stadium, home of the Hammers, at 2 P.M.
West Ham United vs Newcastle United tickets will go live on both clubs’ websites in a couple of days. The tickets are expected to be sold out, so fans will do well to jump on the waiting lists on both clubs’ websites as soon as they are announced.
Fans who cannot get tickets from their club’s websites can visit trusted ticket reselling websites like Seatsnet.com. There, they will find links to purchase tickets from match-going fans who want to sell their tickets to the game for various reasons.
Fans at home in and around the UK can watch the match via the Sky Sports app as it will not be available on their cable television coverage. Downloading the Sky Sports app and paying a subscription fee will allow them to access the game live.
TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) will also air the game. Fans must download the Discovery+ app and pay a subscription fee to access TNT Sports, where they can enjoy West Ham United vs. Newcastle United and other Premier League games.
West Ham United are the fittest team in the league. There are zero injury or fitness concerns and suspensions, which means that David Moyes can call upon the full strength of his squad to tackle Newcastle United. The Magpies, on the other hand, lost Harvey Barnes on matchday 6 to a toe injury. He joins Joelinton and Joe Willock on the sidelines.
A look at the lineup David Moyes put out to face Liverpool on matchday 6 gives an idea of the manager’s strongest XI. Moyes will treat Newcastle United the same as Liverpool and put out a strong XI.
Mohammed Kudus has yet to get his first Premier League start, but this is the match in which Moyes dishes out such opportunities. He will come in as part of the front four, sacrificing Tomáš Souček and sending James Ward-Prowse deeper to play alongside Edson Alvarez. However, the players coming off the bench will most likely be different to give every player an equal chance to prove their worth and get minutes under their belt.
West Ham: Areola; Emerson, Aguerd, Zouma, Coufal; Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Paqueta, Kudus, Bowen; Antonio
With Harvey Barnes out injured, Eddie Howe could switch up his formation. A 3-5-2 is the most likely formation the Englishman will deploy against Newcastle United, who have become comfortable in their 4-2-3-1.
Kieran Trippier, the chief creative outlet of Newcastle United, will move up slightly to play as a wingback alongside 19-year-old Lewis Hall, who will be replacing Barnes on the other flank. Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson could start together for the first time this season in a two-striker formation, while Sandro Tonali returns to the lineup alongside Bruno Guimarães.
Newcastle United: Pope; Burn, Schar, Botman; Hall, Guimarães, Tonali, Almiron, Trippier; Wilson, Isak
As stated earlier, West Ham United vs. Newcastle United promises to be exciting and entertaining for all involved. David Moyes will set up his team to deal with aerial threats and to be aerial threats in the opposition box while counting on the speed of Antonio and Bowen to pull off counterattacks as quickly as possible.
Newcastle United will also try to improve their transition time, which is the shortest among all top-flight clubs in 2023. Howe will also try to set up his team to defend against West Ham’s aerial threat while trying to coach a defensive masterclass that will not give away fouls in choice areas for James Ward-Prowse to exploit. The match will be end-to-end for both sides, and fine margins will decide a winner. We predict a narrow West Ham win for this game.
West Ham United 2 – 1 Newcastle United.