Harry Redknapp previews and predicts West Ham v Newcastle
Harry Redknapp has been looking ahead to Saturday at the London Stadium.
As a former long-term West Ham player and manager, little doubt who he will be wanting to win.
Both sides have issues going into the game.
West Ham have no wins in their last five games and have conceded 10 goals in them.
Whilst for Newcastle, to say chances have been at a premium would be understatement of the year.
It is now seven weeks since Newcastle United last had an effort on target in an away game, with over four and a half hours of football played since that Willems strike at Liverpool.
Ahead of Lascelles scoring against Wolves, NUFC had scored only once in eight hours of football, home and away.
As Harry Redknapp says: ‘The jury is still out on big summer signing Joelinton although in fairness he is often isolated alone up front and there is little service to him.’
Steve Bruce has yet again been talking a good game ahead of West Ham in terms of more enterprising tactics/football but he has said this any number of times with nothing actually changing.
Unsurprisingly, Harry Redknapp goes for a predicted home win and unless Newcastle start creating chances it is difficult to see them winning any game.
If anything is to change, then you have to be imagine Allan Saint-Maximin will be the main reason.
Harry Redknapp talking to BetVictor:
“Time to put the hammer down at the London Stadium.
“West Ham would have been disappointed to only pick up a point from last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United but the Hammers have another strong opportunity to improve on this when they host Newcastle at the London Stadium.
“The Toon also drew 1-1 with Wolves at home and continue to find scoring goals a real issue with just six from ten Premier League matches a big concern.
“The jury is still out on big summer signing Joelinton although in fairness he is often isolated alone up front and there is little service to him.
“United rely on keeping things tight at the back and trying to nick a goal on the counter but West Ham will be eager to convert draws to wins and look to put pressure on the clubs currently above them.
“Midfield star Robert Snodgrass was very influential last week in a man of the match performance which also saw him net the hosts sole goal and another repeat performance should ensure three points this time around.”
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