West Ham v Newcastle Preview

English Premier League | Saturday 18 January | Boleyn Ground | 17:00

To Win (90mins)
West Ham 2/1 
Draw 24/10
Newcastle 27/20

Big Sam welcomes his old employers to East London this weekend, with the blood still coursing through his veins following The Hammers much-needed win in Cardiff.

Newcastle find themselves in a mini-slump, having lost four on the trot in all competitions.

It is another ex-employee that may return to haunt them, with Andy Carroll’s long-awaited return providing a boost for Big Sam.

Sporting a beard sculpted in Sparta, Carroll may look meaner than ever, but we all know that he’s still the same player Liverpool wasted £35 million on.

These sides met twice in 2013, with no goals to show for it.

Betting Prediction: DRAW 24/10
I suspect a low-scorer here, with West Ham happy to make off with another valuable point.

Written by Commodore Vegas
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Commodore’s Weekend Picks
Sunderland WIN 21/10
Arsenal WIN 2/9
Palace U 2.5 Goals 6/10
Man City Handicap (-1) 9/20
Norwich DRAW 9/4
West Ham DRAW 24/10
Liverpool Handicap (-1) 6/10
Swansea WIN 2/1
Chelsea WIN  8/10
Everton WIN 5/4