Newcastle United and West Ham's woeful opening day record compared to Premier League rivals
Newcastle United hope to open up their Premier League campaign with victory over West Ham United on Sunday – but how do the history books suggest they’ll fare?
Steve Bruce’s side beat the Hammers at the London Stadium on the opening weekend of last season courtesy of goals from Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick.
However, if supporters cast their minds back before then, they’ll know their team don’t tend to perform well during the first game of the season.
A new study by Bookmakers.TV has looked at the results of all 20 Premier League clubs across a decade of opening day fixtures – placing teams in order of best to worst.
Here’s how Newcastle compared to their English top-flight rivals:
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