anchester City begin yet another Premier League title defence on Sunday, though this time at a West Ham side who almost scuppered their last march to the top prize in English football.
In May, David Moyes’ side raced into a two-goal lead back in May before Pep Guardiola’s team fought back, although City have added a certain Erling Haaland into the mix since.
The prospect of marking Haaland was something Mark Noble joked about as he prepared to bid farewell to his playing days and it will be fascinating how the Norwegian does on his debut in the Premier League.
Having struggled to make much of an impact in the Community Shield, West Ham will be the first ones to have a look at him in this context.
Last season, the London Stadium became something of a fortress for Moyes and the good memories there built along their European adventure will certainly need to be drawn upon this time around.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off time on Sunday August 7, 2022.
The London Stadium will host.
Where to watch West Ham vs Manchester City
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live steam: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go App.
LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
West Ham vs Manchester City team news
Big money signing Nayef Aguerd will be out of action for the foreseeable future after undergoing ankle surgery, while Angelo Ogbonna is not yet fit enough to return.
Moyes has also admitted he had “quite a lot of concerns” on the injury front heading into the game, while Gianluca Scamacca is not yet ready to feature.
City, meanwhile, will be missing Aymeric Laporte but Haaland Is expected to start.
Erling Haaland is set for his Premier League debut
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West Ham vs Manchester City prediction
If there’s one criticism of Guardiola at City, it’s the fact his team tend to start League campaigns relatively slowly. West Ham, though missing their big signings, have already proven capable of being able to take advantage, so a draw seems a fair result.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
West Ham wins: 38
Man City wins: 60