MAN CITY visits West Ham in a tough opener of the new Premier League season as they seek to defend their crown.
The Hammers finished seventh in the league last year as they enjoyed another stellar season under David Moyes.
But the story on the final day was all about City, who produced another moment for the ages as they came from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 to win the title.
And now City want a THIRD successive Premier League gong – a feat previously managed only by Manchester United, who have done it twice.
Everything changed for Pep Guardiola’s men this summer, with star striker Erling Haaland joining their squad.
And to fund the transfer, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko were sold to Arsenal while Raheem Sterling joined Chelsea.
West Ham have their new striker in Gianluca Scamacca, however, and will be out for City’s spoiled party.
But talismanic captain Mark Noble has retired from professional football.
What time does West Ham vs Man City start?
- Man City’s visit to West Ham will kick off from 4.30pm UK time on Sunday August 7.
- The match will take place at the London Stadium.
- The last time the two sides played, West Ham drew Man City 2-2 in Noble’s last home game.
What channel is it on and can it be streamed live?
- West Ham vs Man City will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football.
- You can stream the action live from the NOW TV and Sky Go apps, both of which can be downloaded to your mobile device or tablet.
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Erling Haaland is set to start his Premier League debut and will look to impress after his poor showing against Liverpool last weekend.
Julian Alvarez could also feature for Guardiola’s men after scoring in the loss to the Reds, but most likely from the bench.
And Jack Grealish is also expected to play from the start in London.
West Ham could make a full debut for new striker Gianluca Scamacca, but it remains to be seen whether he will link up with Michail Antonio or completely replace him in the XI.
- West Ham – 2/15
- Draw – 4/1
- Manchester City – 1/3
* Odds provided by Betfair and correct as of Thursday 4th August