Opta Stats: Newcastle v West Ham

Will Rafa Benitez be smiling after Newcastle's match with West Ham?
Will Rafa Benitez be smiling after Newcastle's match with West Ham?

It's been a poor start to the season for both Newcastle and West Ham. Opta are on hand with all the facts and figures.

"Javier Hernández has now scored 39 Premier League goals following his brace on MD2 against Southampton; all 39 of these goals have come from inside the box."

Hernandez is 3.185/40 to score.

Newcastle United have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League home games against West Ham United (W7 D5 L1). The draw is 3.55/2.

Only against Aston Villa (22) and Tottenham Hotspur (21) have Newcastle United won more Premier League matches than versus West Ham United (17). Newcastle are 2.3611/8 to win.

Newcastle United have lost both of their opening two games to a Premier League season for only the third time. On the other two occasions, they finished the season in the top 11 (3rd in 1993-94 and 11th in 1999-00). You can back Newcastle at 1.695/7 in the Draw No Bet market.

The only previous time that Newcastle United have lost their opening three games to a Premier League season was in 1999-00, when they had to wait until their fourth game to pick up their first point. West Ham are 2.47/5 Draw No Bet.

West Ham have conceded seven goals in their opening two Premier League games of the season; the most they have conceded at this stage in a league campaign since 1988-89 (7). Over 2.5 goals is 2.01/1.

This is the fifth time that West Ham United have lost their opening two games to a Premier League season, but they have only been relegated in one of those campaigns (2010-11). The Hammers are 8.27/1 to be relegated.

The aforementioned 2010-11 Premier League season is the only previous time that the Hammers have lost each of their opening three games to a Premier League campaign. Newcastle are 1.412/5 in the Double Chance market.

Newcastle United haven't won a Premier League game in the month of August since 2013; losing five and drawing four of their nine matches in the month since then. West Ham are 3.3512/5 to win.

Joe Hart has conceded 17 goals in his last five appearances in league competition and saved just 10 shots in this period. Both teams to score is 1.748/11.

Javier Hernández has now scored 39 Premier League goals following his brace on MD2 against Southampton; all 39 of these goals have come from inside the box. Hernandez is 3.185/40 to score.

The Mexican poacher has scored three goals in his last four Premier League starts against Newcastle United. He's 7.06/1 to open the scoring.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 31 pts
Returned: 28.55 pts
P/L: -2.45 pts

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