Bayer v The Hammers…news and streaming details


West Ham United end their pre-season campaign tomorrow (Sat) against Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

A sixth match of a varied summer puts the Hammers against Xabi Alonso’s side who, like West Ham, will compete in the UEFA Europa League this season.

Leverkusen have so far suffered consecutive defeats at the hands of Paderborn and Real Sociedad but enjoyed a 2-1 win away to French team Marseille on Wednesday.

The game will be shown on the club’s You Tube channel starting approximately ten minutes before kick-off.

David Moyes will have a full crop of senior players available to choose from for the match at Bayer Leverkusen.

Michail Antonio and Ben Johnson joined up with their Hammers colleagues for training earlier this week, after their respective international schedules with Jamaica and England U21s took the duo into July, and both could earn their first minutes of the new campaign.

Lucas Paquetá earned his first outing of the 2023/24 schedule last Saturday, at Stade Rennais, and the Brazilian playmaker will be hoping for even more match action in Germany.

Academy of Football graduate Divin Mubama has remained with the senior squad throughout pre-season and will be eager to make the most of the last opportunity of the summer schedule, before the start of the competitive campaign.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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