The Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream might not be the pick of the bunch when it comes to the first round of EPL fixtures, but both teams will look at this matchup as very winnable, which could lead to an exciting game.
The Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream takes place today (Sunday, August 15).
► Time (2:00 p.m. BST / 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on NBCSN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
It's been a turbulent summer on Tyneside. After the club's controversial Saudi Arabian takeover stalled once again in mid-July, the mood of the fanbase threatened to turn mutinous. The complete lack of transfer activity hasn't helped matters, although Arsenal's Joe Willock has now signed. He's not available today, but could be a key man very soon.
Manager Steve Bruce is not a popular man with the majority of the Newcastle fanbase, but he's kept the club in the EPL for two successive seasons and will be confident he can achieve that feat a third time. Important players like Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin staying fit will be crucial if Newcastle are to avoid a third relegation under the ownership of Mike Ashley. Both start today, as does goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, making his Premier League debut.
West Ham were last season's surprise package. At one stage the London-based club even looked like potential candidates for a Champions League place and they ultimately finished sixth and earned a Europa League place.
However, European football adds extra strain with the additional fixtures and extended periods of travel often being a detriment to a team's league performance. West Ham have a very thin squad and the additions of veteran defender Craig Dawson from Watford and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on loan from PSG haven't really addressed this issue. Signing a forward before the window closes is a necessity to take the pressure off the injury-prone Michail Antonio.
West Ham will feel they need to get off to a winning start to keep the momentum from last season going, but Newcastle also desperately need a good result if only to stop the atmosphere around the club from growing even more hostile.
Here's how they line up:
West Ham United: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio
Newcastle United: Woodman, Fernández, Hayden, Clark, Krafth, Almirón, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
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How to watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream wherever you are
The Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream in the US
To access the action, you'll need to subscribe to one of two special passes. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and will show 140 live matches, while the more comprehensive Premier League Pass (opens in new tab) is $64.99. This will include all 380 matches on-demand, and totally ad-free. Plus, you get highlights and analysis packages, including some from Sky Sports in the U.K.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBCSN. Plus, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab).
Fubo.TV is another option. This costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including NBCSN, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC and NBCSN. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.
If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBC and NBCSN.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period (opens in new tab), with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream in the UK
Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels. Or, if you just want the soccer action, Sky is currently offering a deal on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League (opens in new tab) that gives you both channels on top of your existing non-Sports package, for £18/month.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now (opens in new tab). Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Newcastle United vs West Ham United live stream via Spark Sport (opens in new tab), which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season and see how you like it.
Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
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