West Ham's Sam Allardyce, Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan will be looking to get one over on their old club Newcastle when they travel to St James' Park on Sunday afternoon. The trio left in varying circumstances and Allardyce in particular will be looking to take three points off the side who sacked him in such acrimonious circumstances two years ago.
Newcastle haven't looked back since parting company with Allardyce as Alan Pardew has worked wonders in the North East and it's Newcastle who start 10/11 favourites in the match odds with Ladbrokes. West Ham cannot be ruled out though and they are a best price 3/1 to win and a tempting 12/5 to draw as Allardyce looks to extend his own four-match winning run as a manager in fixtures against Newcastle.
Allardyce has moved on from Newcastle as he helped guide the Hammers back into the top-flight and he is set to unleash Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan on their former club. Carroll is yet to get off the mark this season but he is 7/1 to score first and 11/5 to score anytime at St James', while Nolan, who has scored four in the Premier League this term, is 9/1 and 3/1 in the same respective markets.
They could be worth a look to get on the scoresheet as they have both scored in their two previous appearances in this fixture, albeit for Newcastle. The Hammers look capable of getting on the scoresheet and over 2.5 goals looks a decent punt at 5/6 this weekend, particularly as West Ham's last four away games have gone that way.
Newcastle have kept just one clean sheet in the league this season as they struggled to hit the heights they reached last year. There is some suggestion of 'second season syndrome' as they find themselves alongside West Ham in a mid-table position currently, although Demba Ba has continued to impress.
Ba, the 4/1 favourite to score first in the betting with Ladbrokes, has seven league goals to his name this season and he is expected to be fit for Sunday's match, as is Yohan Cabaye. However, Newcastle's defence is significantly weakened by the loss of the suspended Fabricio Coloccini, who was unnecessarily sent off in the 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend.
Carroll and co. will look to take advantage of Coloccini's absence but the fact West Ham have won just three of their last 41 Premier League away games doesn't inspire confidence. Newcastle have been formidable at home, winning 11 and losing only two (to Manchester United and Manchester City) of their last 15 at St James', but we fancy they might have to settle for a point against a well-organised West Ham, who can ensure the 3/1 for a score draw provides a nice return.
Newcastle v West Ham Form
Check the season's statistics for both Newcastle and West Ham, plus the odds ahead of Sunday's match.
Newcastle v West Ham Tips
Tip #1: Score draw @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #2: Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #3: Kevin Nolan to score anytime @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes.
3/1 West Ham
Correct Score Odds
7/1 Newcastle 1-0
9/1 Newcastle 2-0
15/2 Newcastle 2-1
15/2 Draw 0-0
6/1 Draw 1-1
14/1 Draw 2-2
10/1 West Ham 1-0
18/1 West Ham 2-0
11/1 West Ham 2-1
First Goalscorer Odds
4/1 Demba Ba
5/1 Papiss Cisse
6/1 Shola Ameobi
7/1 Andy Carroll
7/1 Sammy Ameobi
15/2 No Goalscorer
8/1 Adam Campbell
8/1 Hatem Ben Arfa
8/1 Carlton Cole
9/1 Kevin Nolan
9/1 Madibo Maiga
10/1 Yohan Cabaye
Odds supplied by Ladbrokes.com, who offer live betting in-running for all Premier League games.
|Nigeria v Uruguay Odds Back Suarez to score in Uruguay win|
Crucial Game In Group B
|Italy v Japan Odds The Azzurri hot favourites in Recife|
Back Balotelli To Score Opener
|Brazil v Mexico Odds Hosts looking to secure semi final spot|
Back Neymar To Score In Home Win
|Italy U21 V Spain U21 Odds Spain clear favourites to retain crown|
Back Alvaro Morata To Score Anytime
|Spain v Uruguay Betting Luis Suarez bids to impress Spanish suitors|
Spain Odds On For A Group B Win
|Mexico v Italy Odds Back a draw in the Confederations Cup betting|
Two Sides Meet In Group A Clash At The Maracana
|Spain U21 v Norway U21 Odds Spaniards firm favourites in the semi final betting|
Defending Champions Odds On To Reach The Final In Israel
|Italy U21 v Netherlands U21 Odds Betting is tight for semi final clash|
Manolo Gabbiadini Is A Tempting First Scorer Bet
|Brazil v Japan Odds Hosts favourites for an opening Confederations Cup win|
Oscar Looks A Tempting Bet To Get On The Scoresheet
|Confederations Cup Betting Preview Brazil start favourites on home soil|
Spain Bid To Add To World And European Crowns
|Stoke V QPR Betting Low Scoring Draw Could Be On The Cards|
Both sides are struggling for goals
|Wigan V West Brom Odds Draw Looks Likely At DW Stadium|
In Form Teams Set for Tight Premier League Encounter
|Man City Odds On To Beat Tottenham In Latest League Clash|
City have won the last three against Spurs
|Middlesbrough V Sheffield Wednesday Odds Back Scott McDonald To Score First|
Middlesbrough looking for a win that will take them top
|Arsenal V Fulham Betting Walcott Can Grab Another Goal At The Emirates|
Arsenal odds on favourites for London derby
|2013 Prince Of Waless Stakes Odds Al Kazeem And Camelot Set For Group One Clash|
The Fugue Is Quietly Fancied For John Gosden
|2013 Royal Hunt Cup Betting Prince Of Johanne Aims To Retain Handicap Crown|
Trade Commissioner A Major Player If Recapturing Form
|Queen Mary Stakes Odds Beldale Memory Heads The Betting For Fillies Sprint|
Bye Bye Birdie Could Be Worth A Look At Royal Ascot
|Sandringham Handicap Betting Woodland Aria Heads The Ascot Odds|
Hint Of Tint Has Claims For Last Year's Winning Trainer
|India V Sri Lanka Odds Indians Firm Favourites In The Semi Final Betting|
MS Dhoni's Men Bidding For A World Cup Repeat
BRAND NEW £250 free bet offer.
Open Account - Free £250 Bets With Paddypower
Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a £30 free bet when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Once you've had your free bet Ladbrokes will credit your account with a £30 free bet.
Open Account - £30 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
BetVictor is offering £100 in free bets to all new clients.
Open Account - Open Account - Free £100 Bets With BetVictor
Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers