The Hammers enjoyed a stellar 2020/21 campaign, finishing seventh and missing out on Champions League football by just five points… but Europa League qualification means Moyes’ men are set for a few trips to the continent this term.
The real trick will be ensuring West Ham make a strong start to the League campaign while the fans and players are busy dreaming of Europe, and games like their opening-day trip to Newcastle will be key to their grand plans this term.
The Hammers have yet to replace Jesse Lingard after the attacker returned to Manchester United on loan, so there will be pressure on Moyes’ other creative players to step up and provide goals.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Newcastle vs West Ham is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at St James’ Park.
Where to watch Newcastle vs West Ham
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Newcastle vs West Ham team news
Manuel Lanzini is a doubt for West Ham with a knock, while Angelo Ogbonna (knee) and Angelo Ogbonna (thigh) are unlikely to return in time.
As for Newcastle, Steve Bruce will be without Martin Dubravka (ankle), Karl Darlow, Elliott Anderson (groin) and Paul Dummett (calf).
Newcastle vs West Ham prediction
It hasn’t been a glorious summer transfer window for the Hammers, but they will back the quality in their squad to hit the ground running on Tyneside.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Betting odds and tips
- Newcastle to win: 11/5
- Draw: 12/5
- West Ham to win: 23/20
- Michail Antonio anytime goalscorer: 7/5