West Ham vs Newcastle prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Newcastle United travel to West Ham United on the opening day of the Premier League season.

The two clubs finished in the bottom half last year, the Magpies 13th and three places higher than their hosts, though it was the Hammers who finished the campaign in better form.

With such little time between the end of 2019/20 and the start of 20/21,  David Moyes and his side will hope that form continues somewhat into the new season.

Despite Newcastle’s takeover falling through, there is some optimism among the fanbase after a quickfire quartet of signings, including Jamal Lewis and Callum Wilson.

Here’s all you need to know about the match.

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What time is kick-off?

The match kicks off at London Stadium at 8pm on Saturday, 12 September.

What TV channel is it on?

The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.

Subscribers can also stream the match online via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What’s the team news?

The Hammers are likely without Manuel Lanzini and have made no summer transfer signings, other than making Tomas Soucek’s move permanent.

Newcastle could give debuts to Jamal Lewis and Callum Wilson, while they will be without Martin Dubravka, Joelinton, Dwight Gayle, Ryan Fraser and Matt Ritchie. Jeff Hendrick will also hope for a first appearance for his new club.

Predicted line-ups

West Ham: Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Noble, Fornals; Antonio

Newcastle: Darlow; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Hayden, Longstaff; Almiron, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Wilson

Odds

West Ham 59/50

Draw 13/5

Newcastle 13/5

Prediction

The Hammers don’t have any new faces, but Moyes seemed to find the right balance toward the end of the season and if the players are still sharp, they’ll be tough to break down. Goals could remain a source of concern though and it’s the same with Newcastle – it’s too much to expect Wilson to immediately be firing on all cylinders after a wretched campaign with Bournemouth. West Ham 1-1 Newcastle

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