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West Ham confirm Wolves fixture dates and broadcast plans as season resumption looms
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West Ham confirm Wolves fixture dates and broadcast plans as season resumption looms

West Ham United have confirmed their rescheduled home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers as well as broadcast plans.

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West Ham were due to play Wolves at the London Stadium back in March before football was shutdown due to the global health crisis.

Three long months have passed since but the Premier League has confirmed the season will resume behind closed doors on June 17th.

The intention is to conclude the season by the last weekend in July.

That means West Ham must play their nine remaining games in six weeks.

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West Ham confirm Wolves fixture and broadcast plans

The new fixture list for the restart is yet to be officially announced.

But West Ham have confirmed on the club’s official website that David Moyes’s side will finally entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers on the opening weekend of the resumption.

And plans are in place for the match to be broadcast live on television around the world.

“West Ham are expected to return to competitive action over the extended weekend of 19-22 June, with Wolverhampton Wanderers set to visit London Stadium for a fixture that will be played behind closed doors but broadcast live across the UK and around the world,” West Ham revealed on the on Wednesday.

A large number of the 92 remaining matches will be broadcast on TV via a the likes of Sky Sports, BT Sports, BBC and Amazon.

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Few advantages this time around for Hammers as Nuno’s dangerous Wolves come to town

It is not yet clear which channel will be showing the West Ham vs Wolves clash but is expected to be announced within the next week.

West Ham’s home game against Nuno Espirito Santo’s dangerous side is the first of five remaining at the London Stadium this season.

When the Hammers were originally due to face Wolves hopes were high for a home win.

Wolves had returned a day late from a tough Europa League excursion on the Friday which was played behind closed doors.

And Espirito Santo had a number of injury concerns. There are no such advantages for West Ham now, though.

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Three or four wins needed for survival

The Hammers must look to pick up at least three or four wins from the last nine to have a realistic chance of survival.

Although West Ham do hold a distinct advantage over their relegation rivals, on paper at least.

According to a new report, West Ham officially have the easiest run-in of any club in the bottom six – read full story here.

West Ham last met Wolves back in December at Molineux, suffering a 2-0 defeat.

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