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 command to be relevant in the discussion for a European finish come the end of the campaign.
West Ham vs. Man City Match details
When is kick off? Sunday 7th August, 15:30 (GMT)
What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, (UK), Peacock, SiriusXM FC (US), fuboTV Canada (Canada) and More Info
Stadium: London Stadium (London)
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Match Preview
West Ham United finished in seventh place in the Premier League standings last season and drooping after a strong start to their campaign. The Hammers were held to a 0-0 impasse by Lens last week and will need to take it up a notch in this match.
Manchester City, on the other hand, edged Liverpool to the Premier League title by a two-point margin last season and will be target on building on their domestic success. The reigning champions suffered defeat in the FA Community Shield and will need to spring back this weekend.
West Ham vs. Man City TEAM NEWS
West Ham’s Moroccan summer signing Nayef Aguerd is out after selection up an ankle injury in a pre-season friendly.
Manager David Moyes will also be without another new gaining. Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca, who is not considere match fit.
Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is sideline until September. After undergoing knee surgery.
West Ham vs. Man City Prediction
Manchester City have made some changes to their squad this summer and will need to make a physically powerful start to their Premier League campaign. The likes of Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips have a point to show and will want to make their mark this weekend.
Prediction: Ham United 1 – 3 Manchester City
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