West Ham United v Manchester City: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stat

Date: 06-08-2022 9:45 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 6-08-2022 09:45 PM (1 week ago)

Date: Sunday 7th August, 2022
Time: 4:30 pm
Stadium  London Stadium
Referee   Michael Oliver (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News
Arguably the pick of the matches on the opening weekend of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign will take place at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as West Ham United welcome the champions Manchester City.

The Citizens will be looking to defend their title this season, while West Ham will again be bidding to be relevant in the discussion for a European finish come the end of the campaign.

West Ham United
West Ham boss Moyes said during Friday's press conference that patience would be needed when it comes to new signing Scamacca, who will not be considered for a start this weekend.

Angelo Ogbonna is making excellent progress in his recovery from a long-term knee injury, but the experienced centre-back is also out, while new signing Aguerd is missing due to an ankle problem.

As a result, the starting side is expected to have a familiar look to it, with Michail Antonio likely to lead the line, while Rice will captain the team from the middle of the park.

Said Benrahma is likely to be given the nod on the left, with Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals also set to feature in the positions behind Antonio.
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio

Manchester City
As for Man City, Aymeric Laporte is out until at least September following a knee injury, while John Stones is lacking match fitness, so Nathan Ake should again feature alongside Ruben Dias in the middle of defence.

Guardiola has big decisions to make in the positions further forward; Haaland is set to make his Premier League debut at centre-forward, while Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez are also likely to feature in the final third, which could leave Jack Grealish on the bench.

Bernardo Silva is likely to start in midfield despite the speculation surrounding his future, while the likes of Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Ederson and Rodri will also be in the side.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Prediction: West Ham United 1-2 Manchester City

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