Sam Allardyce’s side lost 2-1 to Everton last weekend and have not had a victory since beating Manchester City at the end of October.
That is not a problem Newcastle are currently experiencing, with Alan Pardew’s side outstanding in recent weeks and currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table as a result.
West Ham injury concerns: Enner Valencia has a knock but has a good chance of making it while strike partner Diafra Sakho is also expected to return following a back injury. Alex Song, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble and Stewart Downing are all hoping to recover from slight knocks.
West Ham absences: Defender Winston Reid is suspended until December 2.
Newcastle injury concerns: Mehdi Abeid and Steven Taylor have a very slim chance of recovering from toe and knee injuries respectively while Ryan Taylor has a knee problem.
Newcastle absences: Fabricio Coloccini is out with a muscle injury while Davide Santon is also unavailable. Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons and Siem de Jong are all out.
Predicted starting line-ups:
West Ham – Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Collins, Cresswell, Noble, Nolan, Downing, Song, Valencia, Sakho
Newcastle – Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara, Gouffran, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, Ameobi, Perez