Predicted West Ham line-up to play AC Astra: Reid and Sakho to start

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West Ham United have a big European game to overcome later this week.

While most Premier League sides are yet to play any competitive football this summer, West Ham United are gearing up for their sixth Europa League qualifying match of the year.

The Hammers have not had things all their own way thus far, their comfortable win against Lusitanos followed by a penalty shoot-out victory against Birkirkara before they let a two-goal lead slip in their first match against AC Astra last week.

Now Slaven Bilic’s side have the chance to finish the job against the Romanian club and the West Ham manager is sure to play his strongest available side with the group stages drawing ever closer.

Their Premier League campaign kicks off against Arsenal just a few days later but for now the focus will be on European matters.

With James Collins and James Tomkins suspended and Enner Valencia injured, Bilic has some big decisions to make as to who exactly will be tasked with overcoming a side that have already proved to be anything but pushovers, potentially bringing Winston Reid back with the New Zealand international said to be over his recent injury problems.

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