There’s not many people seem to fancy us on Monday night at West Ham, but that could be because of West Ham’s 3-0 win at Anfield last time out, but they are not as good at home as they are on the road.
They have lost both their two home league games to Leicester City (1-2) and Bournemouth (3-4), and given away six goals in those games.
Michael Owen – fancies the Hammers
Here’s what Michael Owen has said in his BetVictor column for the game on Monday night:
West Ham v Newcastle
The Hammers must be something of a bookmakers’ dream and it must puzzle manager Slaven Bilic how they can lose at home to the likes of (no disrespect to) Leicester and Bournemouth yet beat the pair of Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates and Anfield!
Providing West Ham play to the level that saw them turn over the Reds 3-0 they should be good for another three points on Monday night.
The Newcastle fans seem fairly confident we can win at Upton Park, and over half our fans expect a win.
We’ll go with that result, rather than with Michael’s prediction.
Michael takes Sunderland for a draw at home to Tottenham tomorrow, so with those two results, Newcastle will be bottom of the league after the game on Monday night – should Owen’s predictions be accurate.
That doesn’t sound good.