Successfully ending their run of poor form with a precious victory over Cardiff City last weekend, West Ham United are targeting to keep that positive vibe going this weekend, Saturday, January 18 as they meet up against Newcastle United at Upton Park. The home side are still sitting just above that bottom three seat, so they can't really slack off and suffer another disappointing result as that would definitely puts them directly in that relegation zone.
However, West Ham's job are far from easy as Newcastle United are also keen on grabbing all three points this weekend after picking up three straight defeats in all of their latest fixtures. Those negative results surely affecting Newcastle players, but Alan Pardew will try to push his players in giving their best performance this Saturday as only a win that can help them rediscovering that much needed confidence.
Newcastle eventually got their winning patch back on as they snatched an important away victory over West Ham on the weekend thanks to goals from Yohan Cabaye on 16 and 95 minutes plus Loic Remy's effort on 33 minutes. Meanwhile, the Hammers themselves were only able to snatch a consolation effort from an own goal by Mike Williamson just before half time break.