Martins and Viduka are out, meaning that Newcastle will partner Andy Carroll with Owen or play a 4-5-1. I highly doubt that that strikeforce is going to be effective. Nicky Butt has been the ballwinner for Newcastle and his suspension means that their defence will be more exposed than the time they leaked 5 goals to Liverpool. West Ham have found it easy to score goals so far and Scott Parker will be back from his suspension, so I think West Ham should be able to at least draw this match, keeping in mind that they have a terrible record at St James Park. I just don't think Newcastle can win it.
Roland's prediction: $5 on West Ham +0/0.5 @ 1.950 = $9.75
Also, here's a small Serie A multiplier:
Milan (0) @ 1.925 (ROMA vs MILAN)
Napoli (-1) @ 2.000 (NAPOLI vs CATANIA)
Inter (-1.5) @ 1.850 (INTER vs CAGLIARI)
$5 pays $35.61