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West Ham United team news and predicted XI vs Newcastle United

The Irons play host to Eddie Howe’s side this Wednesday


West Ham United play host to high flying Newcastle United as they look to continue their great escape from the drop zone with three points against Eddie Howe’s side, who themselves are looking to finish the season strongly to end their long wait for European football.

The Magpies currently sit third in the Premier League, above both Manchester United and Tottenham on goal difference, but having played two games fewer than the Lilywhites.

Meanwhile, David Moyes’ side beat Southampton in a scrappy affair on Sunday, lifting themselves clear of the drop zone, but they still need 13 points to reach that magical 40 point barrier that usually indicates Premier League survival.

Both on very different trajectories and with roles reversed from 18 months ago, it is set to be a tense affair at the London Stadium with plenty on the line for both sides.

Here’s how we expect David Moyes’ side to line up for the massive clash, and the latest team news coming out fo the London Stadium.

Predicted XI

Team News

David Moyes has revealed that summer signing Gianluca Scamacca is set to be sidelined for the forseeable future, with the Italian’s tough start to Premier League life continuing.

“The only news is that Gianluca Scamacca has two weeks of rehabilitation on his knee. We don’t think he needs surgery but we’ll see how the next two weeks go”, he explained.

The Italian aside, Moyes will have a full squad to choose from for the clash with Newcastle, but could well look to continue with the same side that edged past the Saints last weekend, with the Irons impressing against their south coast opponents.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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