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.
|Legia Warsaw v Celtic Odds Tempting odds for a draw in Poland|
Back Kris Commons To Net Anytime
|Back Germany to edge Argentina in 2014 World Cup Final|
Germans Favourites For 4th Golden Globe
|Victories for Holland and Germany Tipped for Weekend World Cup Double|
7/1 Bet The Call As Curtain Falls In Brazil
|Brazil tipped to bounce back and snatch third spot over Netherlands|
Hosts Favourites In Capital Clash
|Expect Two Low Scoring Games in World Cup SemiFinals|
Brazil V Germany And Argentina V Holland Both Tipped To Be Under 2.5 Goals
|Netherlands v Argentina Odds Match betting suggests semi final could go the distance|
Lionel Messi Heads The First Scorer Betting
|Brazil v Germany Odds Betting is tight for World Cup semi final clash|
Brazil Bid To Cope With The Loss Of Neymar
|Argentina and Holland Tipped To Complete World Cup Semi Final Line Up|
9/4 Double The Pick For Saturday’s Bet
|Both Teams To Score The Call In Both Of Fridays World Cup Quarter Finals|
Expect Goals In France V Germany And Brazil V Colombia Matches
|Netherlands v Costa Rica Odds Back Holland to end La Seles dream and surge into semis|
Dutch Hot Favourites
|Man City Odds On To Beat Tottenham In Latest League Clash|
City have won the last three against Spurs
|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
|Everton V Sunderland Odds A Blues Win To Nil Looks A Good Bet At Goodison Park|
Everton can pile the pressure on the Black Cats
|Middlesbrough V Sheffield Wednesday Odds Back Scott McDonald To Score First|
Middlesbrough looking for a win that will take them top
|Kingman Tipped To Win The Sussex Stakes From Toronado In The Latest Duel On The Downs|
Kingman Odds On For Wednesday's Feature At Goodwood
|Ballydoyles Highland Reel Installed As Favourite For The Vintage Stakes|
Ahlan Emarati Tipped To Impress In Juveniles’ Group 2
|Alderwood Heads The Betting For A Strong JP McManus Team In The Galway Plate|
Dessie Hughes Dual Handed For Irish Handicap
|Rory McIlroy Installed As Favourite For The WGC Bridgestone Invitational At Firestone|
Tiger Woods And Adam Scott Also In The Mix
|Barracuda Championship Odds Nick Watney Heads The Betting In Reno|
Andres Romero Bids To Improve On Last Year's Second Place
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 free bet of up to £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.
Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.
Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes
Get free bets totalling £30 with bookmaker Sky Bet
Open Account - Open Account - Get £30 in free bets with Sky Bet
BetVictor is offering £50 in free bets to all new clients.
Open Account - Open Account - Free £50 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