Newcastle and West Ham face off at St James’ Park on Sunday to get their new Premier League campaigns up and working.
Steve Bruce’s Magpies completed 12th within the top-flight final season after an up and down yr.
The Toon might be hoping for higher this time period however have struggled to recruit within the switch market.
West Ham, in the meantime, loved a stellar season, clinching European soccer with a sixth-placed end.
The Hammers might be hoping for an additional spectacular yr however will now must cope with a extra congested fixtures record.
Newcastle v West Ham: Date and kick-off time
This match might be held on Sunday, August 15 and can kick off at 2pm.
Newcastle beat West Ham residence and away final season together with an exhilarating 3-2 victory at St James’ Park.
These two haven’t performed out a goalless draw since August 2013.
Newcastle v West Ham: Tips on how to watch
The sport is being broadcast on Sky Sports activities Premier League and Sky Sports activities Predominant Occasion from 1pm.
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Newcastle v West Ham: Staff information
Newcastle might be with out Martin Dubravka whereas Elliott Anderson, Paul Dummett and Karl Darlow are uncertain for this match.
Freddie Woodman might make his league debut and Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy are anticipated to begin.
Allan Saint-Maximin is totally match once more and appears to set to begin in assault with Callum Wilson.
West Ham star Manuel Lanzini is a doubt after choosing up a knock in pre-season.
Arthur Masuaku and Angelo Ogbonna usually are not able to play but however Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek ought to each begin regardless of their exploits on the European Championships this summer season.
New signing Alphonse Areola might be on the bench.
Newcastle v West Ham: Match stats and details
- That is the third time Newcastle United and West Ham have confronted of their first Premier League matches of the season (beforehand 2002-03 and 2020-21). The one such fixture to be performed extra usually in Premier League historical past is Newcastle vs Tottenham Hotspur (4).
- Since they returned to the Premier League in 2017-18, in opposition to no aspect have Newcastle United registered extra league wins than West Ham (5, stage with Southampton), finishing a double over the Hammers final season.
- Newcastle beat West Ham of their opening Premier League match final season, profitable 2-Zero at London Stadium. The Magpies haven’t received on MD1 in consecutive Premier League seasons since beating Wigan Athletic in 2006-07 and Bolton Wanderers in 2007-08.
- West Ham United have misplaced their first Premier League match in every of the final 5 seasons stretching again to 2016-17. The final workforce to lose their opening top-flight match in six consecutive seasons – and not using a relegation in between – had been Grimsby City between 1934-35 and 1946-47.
- Newcastle have received three of their final 4 Premier League video games (L1), only one fewer than they’d managed of their earlier 23 (W4 D7 L12). The Magpies wish to safe three consecutive league victories for the primary time since November 2018.
- Newcastle stored fewer residence clear sheets than some other Premier League aspect in 2020-21 (2), doing so in opposition to Liverpool in December (0-0) and Sheffield United in Could (1-0). Solely West Bromwich Albion (39) conceded extra residence targets within the competitors than the Magpies final time period (33).
- West Ham received their final two league matches of the 2020-21 season, netting three targets every time. Certainly, the Hammers scored 3+ targets in 11 completely different Premier League matches final time period, with solely the highest two sides (Man City and Man Utd, 13 every) doing so extra usually.
- Newcastle striker Callum Wilson has scored eight targets in 10 Premier League appearances in opposition to West Ham, greater than he has versus some other opponent within the competitors. His first top-flight aim for each Bournemouth and Newcastle got here in opposition to the Hammers.
- Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce has received eight of his 20 Premier League encounters with West Ham (D4 L8), solely profitable extra in opposition to Bolton Wanderers within the competitors (12).
- Michail Antonio has scored 46 Premier League targets for West Ham – another will see him develop into the Hammers’ joint-top scorer within the competitors, stage with Paolo Di Canio on 47.