Following the loss at Brentford last weekend, West Ham United will want to finish their current home fixture programme with a win when Leeds United are the visitors this afternoon.
It’s the last home game of the 2022/23 season for the Hammers’ faithful and the team will go into it on a high even before the action commences after making it through to the UEFA Europa Conference League final just three days ago by seeing off the threat of Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night.
For the second consecutive meeting with the Irons, Leeds are under new management and it’s a familiar face to all in East London that has taken over at Elland Road, as Sam Allardyce was confirmed as interim Head-Coach earlier this month.
David Moyes narrowly lost this fixture 3-2 in the last campaign and he will be hoping to put his previously unbeaten record against today’s opponents back on track and extend Big Sam’s losing streak in East London since leaving the club in May 2015.
The visitors will be the fresher of the two sides going into the game, as they have had a full week to prepare after their 2-2 home draw with Newcastle United last time out.
Moyes revealed in his pre-match news conference on Friday that he has a few knocks in the squad but didn’t mention who may miss out. As a result of this, the Scotsman may have to make changes. However, with the luxury of having a full week to prepare for the final game of the Premier League season away at Leicester City, he is still hopeful of naming a strong team here.
The match is a 1:30pm kick-off and live coverage will be screened by Sky Sports from 12:30pm. The referee is Peter Bankes who coincidently took charge of the last home game for the Hammers, the 1-0 victory over Manchester United on May 7.