Predicted West Ham and Newcastle line-ups: Gouffran and Sakho to start

Upton Park

Match between West Ham United and Newcastle United to be played on Saturday 29th November 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Boleyn Ground, London.

West Ham United take on Newcastle United at Upton Park on Saturday with the Hammers looking to return to winning ways.

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

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