West Ham vs Newcastle predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

West Ham host Newcastle United in both sides’ first game of the new Premier League season.

The Hammers finished just two places above the relegation zone last term, though did end on a four-game unbeaten streak and will hope to show more of that kind of form this season.

For the Magpies it was the opposite; they were safe much earlier and finished 13th, but took only one point from their last five matches.

Transfer business has favoured the away side so far this summer, but both will hope for more recruits before the window shuts.

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

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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

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