A good time to play Man City?

Jarrod Bowen
Jarrod Bowen

Former Premier League goalkeeper Asmir Begovic believes it "could be a good time" to play Manchester City for West Ham as David Moyes weighs up a top-of-the-table game at London Stadium.

The Hammers have kicked off the season with three wins and a draw from the opening four games and Begovic told BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily he could see them giving City a stern examination on Saturday.

"Any time you catch a team straight after an international break when players have been travelling it can be a good time," Begovic said.

"There may be a bit of jet lag or tiredness and West Ham will be full of confidence after their start.

"They will not mind being without the ball as they really like counter-attacking football and set pieces suit West Ham."

Begovic also had praise for the summer recruitment in east London with Mohammed Kudus - scorer of a fine free-kick for Ghana this week - set for a first home appearance.

"They have got another dimension in midfield with him," said Begovic, "and they will need it to challenge on the European stage.

"They have built a really nice squad, done good business and got value for money. I think it should be a really good season for them."

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