- Hammers to officially open London Stadium against Italian champions
- Former Juve player Angelo Ogbonna could come up against old club
- Hammers play second game at new home in four days
When and where?
West Ham United v Juventus
Sunday 7 August 2016, 1pm
What’s the story?
The Hammers officially start life at London Stadium on Sunday when they welcome one of the world’s most successful clubs to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Juventus have won the last five Italian titles – picking up domestic doubles in the last two seasons – and possess a squad packed full of stars.
They provide fitting opposition, therefore, for the Hammers’ big bow at their new home, with another 54,000 crowd expected to pack the stands.
West Ham’s final game before the Premier League season gets underway comes after a summer in which they have already begun their competitive fixtures.
Slaven Bilic’s side saw off NK Domzale over two legs in the UEFA Europa League, with Thursday’s 3-0 win their second success by that scoreline over the last month.
Juventus’ domestic season gets underway on 20 August, and they have recently returned from featuring in International Champions Cup matches in Australia and Hong Kong, where they drew with Melbourne Victory and defeated Tottenham Hotspur and South China.
Sunday’s game will also feature an Opening Ceremony for the new ground, so be in your seats from 12.30pm to soak up the atmosphere!
Slaven Bilic will still be without Aaron Cresswell and Manuel Lanzini, who both have knee injuries, while Gokhan Tore has also spent a spell on the sidelines.
Angelo Ogbonna and James Collins could both feature with over a week of training under their belts now.
Dimitri Payet returned to Rush Green on Saturday, so the visit of Juventus comes around too soon for the Frenchman
Any links between the two?
Angelo Ogbonna gives the current link between the sides, having signed for the Hammers from the Old Lady a summer ago.
Four other men have featured for both teams – Paolo Di Canio, Liam Brady, Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino.
How do I get to the game?
The match will be West Ham’s second at London Stadium – click here for directions.
Where can I watch the game?
The match will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 2, while whufc.com will carry its usual live match coverage.