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SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of West Ham's Premier League clash with Newcastle at the London Stadium on Saturday.

West Ham vs Newcastle (Saturday, 12:30)

West Ham will look to get their Premier League top four push back on track when they get the weekend's action underway against in-form Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime.

I've covered this match-up in more detail in a separate match preview but I've since identified another Bet Builder whereby I'm happy to follow a familiar theme.

The visitors' recent resurgence suggests they're more than capable of keeping this capital clash competitive and it's the Even-Money (SkyBet) available on each team to hit 3+ corners and each team to receive 10+ booking points that makes appeal once more.

Though they may have struggled for consistency in recent weeks, David Moyes' men have proven prominent in the corner rankings this term, averaging 5.60 per-game, a tally that increases to 6.00 when going about their business at their Stratford base.

Meanwhile, Newcastle, who have finally started to move in the right direction, are earning 4.39 flagkicks per 90, with the Toon hitting the 3+ line 11 of their 14 outings under Eddie Howe's tutorship.

With that in mind, as well as both sides packing a real attacking threat, I'm more than happy to back each team to deliver a minimum of three corners on Saturday lunchtime.

Given that both sides will be desperate for points for different reasons, I'll round off the Bet Builder by backing each side to receive a minimum of 10+ booking points in what should be a keenly-contested affair.

West Ham, who are averaging, 1.32 cards-per game this season, have collected at least one caution in each 11 of their last 12 league games, while Newcastle are earning a sizeable 2.43 bookings per outing, a figure that rises to a league-high 2.80 when the Magpies are on their travels.

What's more, referee Chris Kavanagh is averaging 4.09 cards per-game this season, with the top tier whistler awarding both sides at least one booking in all but one of his 11 Premier League assignments this season so far.

Therefore, with all things considered, coupled with the fact that the aforementioned combination has clicked in six of the pair's last eight Premier League contests combined, the same play on Saturday stands out at Even-Money (SkyBet).

Recommended Bet

  • Each team 3+ Corners
  • Each team 10+ Booking Points
  •  1/1 (SkyBet)

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