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Manchester City are actually winless in three visits to the London Stadium, losing on penalties in the Carabao Cup and then drawing 2-2 there last season. Before this though, Man City had won all five matches there, scoring 22 goals and conceding just one.
Erling Braut Håland has previously scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut, his Bundesliga debut and his UEFA Nations League debut.
Will Manchester City start the defence of their Premier League title with a victory on the road?
Following that dramatic comeback on the final day against Aston Villa, Pep Guardiola’s team have now won four of the last five titles.
So, it’s certainly not bold to predict that the Citizens, who seem intent on monopolising domestic silverware, will retain their crown, and add other trophies to boot.
One competition they won’t be winning this season is the FA Community Shield, beaten 3-1 by Liverpool last Saturday at the King Power.
Julián Álvarez did equalise on debut, but two late goals ensured it was the Reds who left Leicester with the shield.
It was their other new striker, Erling Braut Håland, who was in the headlines though, squandering a golden chance by hitting the cross-bar.
However, no one would back against the Norwegian marking his Premier League debut with a goal would they?
West Ham United though will not be easy opponents after they secured back-to-back top seven finishes for the first time in the club’s history.
The Hammers also reached the Europa League semi-finals, their first appearance in the last four of a UEFA competition for 56 years.
On Tuesday lunchtime, David Moyes’ men learnt the identity of their first continental opponents this season.
The Irons will take on Viborg FF or Bóltfelagið 1936 Tórshavn later this month in the Europa Conference League play-off round.
Assuming they get through that, West Ham will play 25 matches between now and the start of the World Cup.
Thus, greater squad depth is required, with new signings Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and Gianluca Scamacca providing just that.
Aguerd and Scamacca are set to debut here, the latter leading the line.
Will West Ham cause an opening day upset at the London Stadium?