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Newcastle vs West Ham – Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

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Newcastle welcome West Ham to St James’ Park in Saturday’s late kick off as they look to further establish themselves in the Champions League race.

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The Magpies are undefeated since a late August defeat to Liverpool and currently sit third, six points behind second place Manchester City and ahead of Manchester United on goal difference.

FA Cup victories over Brentford and Derby alongside a crucial win against Everton have lifted the mood at West Ham, who are just above the relegation zone in 16th.

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Newcastle haven’t played in the Premier League since 21 January, when they were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. They have since confirmed their place in the Carabao Cup final, where they’ll face Manchester United at Wembley.

Manager Eddie Howe will pick a similar lineup to the one that finished the semi-final job against Southampton on Tuesday, though Bruno Guimaraes will not be available as he begins a three-match suspension for getting sent off in midweek.

There could be a debut handed to £45m signing Anthony Gordon, who couldn’t play against Southampton due to being cup-tied.

Newcastle predicted lineup (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Joelinton, Longstaff; Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Gordon.

West Ham team news

January signing Danny Ings picked up a knee injury against Everton but has a chance of being fit in time, according to Hammers boss David Moyes. If he isn’t ready, Michail Antonio will lead the line up front with Gianluca Scamacca also sidelined.

Maxwel Cornet is getting closer to a return to fitness, having not played since October due to a calf issue. Defender Kurt Zouma will also miss out.

West Ham predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Fabianski; Aguerd, Ogbonna, Kehrer; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Emerson; Fornals, Bowen; Antonio.

On current form, there’s little to suggest West Ham will cause an upset at St James’ Park on Saturday. They are without a number of key figures in their squad and haven’t won away in the Premier League since a 1-0 success at Aston Villa in August.

Newcastle enjoyed another productive month in January, losing only one game – the FA Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday – and have kept clean sheets in each of their last six league games.

Guimaraes’ absence is an intriguing blow to the Magpies, but they should have enough to hold off a struggling West Ham side.

Prediction: Newcastle 2-0 West Ham

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