Premier League

West Ham vs Newcastle: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
West Ham were victorious in the reverse fixture
West Ham were victorious in the reverse fixture / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

West Ham host Newcastle on Saturday afternoon looking for just a second win in their last five Premier League outings.

The Hammers have struggled for consistency since the turn of the year, winning three, losing two drawing once in league action. The point at Leicester last weekend was their second consecutive match without defeat following a 1-0 victory over Watford.

They face tough opposition at the weekend, hosting a resurgent Newcastle. Eddie Howe's side are currently on a five-match unbeaten run and, having won their previous three against Leeds, Everton and Aston Villa respectively, are now four points clear of the drop zone.

Here's 90min's preview for the clash.

How to watch West Ham vs Newcastle on TV

When is kick off? Saturday 19 February, 12:30 (GMT)
Where is it being played? London Stadium, London
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport 1 (UK), Peacock (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Chris Kavanagh
Who's the VAR? Jarred Gillett

West Ham team news

David Moyes should be able to call upon a familiar side at the weekend, with Arthur Masuaku and Angelo Ogbonna representing the only certain absentees.

Kurt Zouma missed the draw with Leicester last time out after falling ill in the warm up, but he should be back for this one.

Newcastle team news

The headline absentee for Newcastle is Kieran Trippier, who suffered a fractured foot after scoring the winning goal against Aston Villa last time out. Javier Manquillo would've likely deputised for him at right-back, but the Spaniard was also forced off in that game and could be out for a couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, Ciaran Clark, Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis, Jamal Lascelles and Isaac Hayden will all likely miss out.

West Ham vs Newcastle head to head record

The history books favour the Magpies in this fixture. Newcastle have come out on top 58 times compared to West Ham's 43 wins in their 139 encounters, while there have also been 38 draws.

Neutrals will be hoping for a repeat of their meeting earlier in the season when the two teams played out a thrilling 4-2 classic, in which Moyes men's mounted a brilliant second-half comeback to overturn a 2-1 deficit at half-time.

West Ham vs Newcastle prediction

Well, it's hard to know which West Ham will turn up at the moment, and given the form that Newcastle find themselves in, we should be in store for an exciting match-up.

The Magpies will undoubtedly feel the loss of Trippier - who has been magnificent since his arrival last month - and considering the array of talent at Moyes' disposal, the Hammers should feel confident of completing a double over the Magpies.

Prediction: West Ham 2-1 Newcastle