West Ham United are set to welcome Italian side Sampdoria to the Boleyn Ground on Saturday as Hammers' fans will be hoping for a return to winning ways ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Priced at 19/50, West Ham enter the Marathonbet Cup as favourites against a Siniša Mihajlović side that recorded a 4-2 win over Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend.

The match, which sees Sam Allardyce's men play at home for the first time in a well-travelled pre-season, pairs them against an Italian club whose last visit to the UK ended in a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle in 2007, with odds of a repeat scoreline currently sitting at 7/1.

That said, despite finishing 12th in Serie A last term, il Doria will be looking to continue a strong summer as they prepare for their season opener away to Palermo at the end of the month.

With one previous meeting between the two sides ending in a 6-1 win for the Italians in the 1991 Makita Tournament - a tournament Sampdoria won three times in succession between 1990 and 1992 - Allardyce and his men will be keen to find their own rhythm in their last meaningful outing before they host London rivals Tottenham in just over a week's time.

Buoyed by new signings Aaron Cresswell, Diego Poyet, Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate, all of whom are expected to be involved, Hammers fans will be wary of Stefano Okaka who, during a brief stint with Fulham, netted The Cottagers' winner in a 2010 3-2 win. Over 4.5 goals for Saturday's match is currently priced at 17/5.

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