Opta Stats: West Ham v Newcastle

4May 2013

England - Premier League

 

After being on the wrong end of a thrashing last weekend, Newcastle are back in relegation trouble and in need of points against their former manager and his West Ham United team.

 

West Ham have only managed two clean sheets in their last 14 Barclays Premier League meetings with Newcastle combined, conceding 32 goals in total in this run. Newcastle are 1.35 to score a goal.

 

The Hammers have won just two of these 14 top-flight meetings with the Magpies, drawing five and losing seven. You can lay West Ham at 2.4.

 

Only against Fulham (six) has Carlton Cole scored more Premier League goals than he has against Newcastle (four). Cole is 3.1 to score.

 

Andy Carroll has scored four goals and assisted two more in his last five Premier League appearances. The former Newcastle striker is 2.52 to score a goal.

 

Only Manchester United and Manchester City (both 17) have scored in more consecutive home league games than West Ham (11). You can back both teams to score at 1.68.

 

West Ham have only conceded four headed goals all season, a league-low figure. The Hammers are 3.55 to keep a clean sheet.

 

Newcastle have used more players than any other Premier League side this season (32). The Magpies are 9.4 to be relegated.

 

Jussi Jaaskelainen has made a league-high 87 saves from inside the area this season. West Ham are available at 4.0 to win to nil.

 

Newcastle have won possession of the ball with just 72% of their attempted tackles this season, a league-low. West Ham are 1.26 to score a goal.

 

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