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West Ham United will round off their preparations for the new Premier League season with the last friendly game of the summer against the Italian giants Atalanta BC Saturday afternoon.
The Hammers start their 2021-22 season at Newcastle United on August 15, while Atalanta starts their Serie A season at Turin on August 21.
Prediction for this match
West Ham have played a lot of football this summer, opening their pre-season with a 2-2 draw with Dundee on July 9 before beating Northampton Town and drawing their next two games with Leyton Orient.
David Moyess team have been victorious in their last three friendlies, impressing by defeating Reading, Celtic and Brentford, scoring ten goals and conceding only two.
The Hammers will now finalize their preparations for the new season with a duel against Atalanta and the capital giants will try to get their Premier League opener against Newcastle at the 15th Palace before the end of the month.
West Ham signed Alphonse Areola Loaned from Paris Saint-Germain this summer but otherwise it’s been a quiet window and the club’s supporters hope there will be plenty of movement in the next few weeks or so.
The Hammers enjoyed an excellent 2020-21 season, finishing sixth in England’s top division, meaning they will play Europa League football in the new season.
Atalanta will compete this weekend after beating Pordenone 2-1 on July 31st, and the Italian giants are building on the start of their new season on August 21st.
La Dea will open its 2021-22 season away in Turin before concluding the month with a home game against Bologna and it will be fascinating to see what the club can achieve in the coming season.
The last semester, Gian Piero GasperiniThe team was impressive, scoring 78 points from 38 games, finishing third, qualifying them directly for the group stage of the Champions League.
Atalanta have allowed a number of players to leave the club this summer while spending large amounts of money Juan Musso and Matteo Lovato and hope to be able to strengthen their squad before the window is closed.
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Said Benrahma scored the only goal of the game in West Ham’s last win against Brentford and the 25-year-old could start on the side again in the last third of the field Mikhail Antonio.
Craig Dawson and Issa Diop could put up again in the middle of the defense while Conor Coventry could play in midfield on the side Mark Noblewho came off the bench against the Bees.
Declan rice The midfielder also recently returned to training after serving England at this summer’s European Championship and the midfielder is likely to be on the bench against Atalanta.
As for the guests, it is likely that their side will look similar to the one who entered the field for the clash against Pordenone at Gewiss Stadium.
Roberto Piccoli was on the scorers list in his team’s last friendly and it would be no surprise if the 20-year-old led the line against the Hammers.
Ebrima Colley and Aleksey Miranchuk are also in line for places in the last third of the field while Robin Gosens is expected again despite suggestions that he might move this summer.
West Ham United possible starting line-up:
Fabianski; Fredericks, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Lanzini, Coventry, Noble, Fornals; Benrahma, Antonio
Atalanta BC possible starting line-up:
Rossi; Sutalo, Djimsiti, Palomino, Maehle; De Roon, Pasalic; Gosens, Miranchuk, Colley; Piccoli
Probability: West Ham United 1-1 Atalanta BC
West Ham is in excellent form of pre-season and is way ahead of Atalanta in preparing for the new season. We are expecting a competitive game at the London stadium and in the end we agreed on a tie here.