West Ham have doubts over three players heading into their season opener against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday.
Angelo Ogbonna (hamstring) and Arthur Masuaku (knee) are both major doubts for the Hammers, while Manuel Lanzini is also touch and go after picking up a knock:
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Newcastle:
Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Fornals, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
Magpies boss Steve Bruce has confirmed both Martin Dubravka (foot) and Karl Darlow (virus) are unavailable, while Paul Dummett is also not expected to feature due to a calf problem. Elliott Anderson is struggling with a hip injury.
Newcastle’s Predicted XI:
Woodman, Murphy, Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
The bookmakers have this one down as difficult to call. The Irons are slight favourites with William Hill pricing them at 5/4 to win. A draw is currently 13/5 with Betfred while a victory for Newcastle is 23/10 at Unibet.
Predicted Score – 1-1