West Ham vs Brentford: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

01 October 2021 02:00

West Ham welcome Brentford to the London Stadium in the Premier League with both sides having enjoyed impressive starts to the season.

The Hammers snatched all three points last time out against Leeds at Elland Road after Michail Antonio slammed home the winner in stoppage time, lifting David Moyes' side up to 7th in the table before this weekend's matches.

Brentford, meanwhile, played out a frenetic 3-3 draw with Liverpool as they continued their impressive start to life in the Premier League. Thomas Frank's side have tasted defeat just once in their opening six top flight outings.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch West Ham vs Brentford on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 3 October, 14:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? London Stadium
What TV channel is it on? fuboTV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Match of the Day 2 (BBC)
Who's the referee? Peter Bankes
Who's the VAR? Andre Marriner


West Ham team news

Coufal missed West Ham's midweek Europa League clash | Julian Finney/Getty Images

David Moyes saw fit to rotate his West Ham side for their midweek Europa League victory over Rapid Wien, although Michail Antonio and goalscorer Declan Rice retained their places.

Ryan Fredericks was absent for the Hammers in midweek after limping off against Man Utd last month, while doubts remain over Vladimir Coufal's availability after he was missing for the win.


Brentford team news

Frank will be hoping Pinnock is available for the trip across London | GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

Ethan Pinnock is a doubt for Brentford after he sustained an injury late in his side's draw with Liverpool, although the 28-year-old was this week named in the Jamaica squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers which the suggests the problem is not too serious.

Long-term absentee Josh da Silva remains sidelined for the Bees, while Mads Bech Sorensen will also miss the clash with a knee injury.


West Ham vs Brentford predicted lineups

West Ham: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio

Brentford: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Jorgensen; Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney


West Ham vs Brentford head-to-head record

Brentford faced West Ham in a pre-season friendly over the summer | Henry Browne/Getty Images

With Brentford making their Premier League debut only this season, there hasn't been many meetings between these clubs in recent history.

In fact, the last time the pair met competitively was back in 1993 when West Ham coasted to a 4-0 victory in Division 1.

West Ham boast the upper hand in the historical head-to-head with 22 victories to 15 defeats, but history will matter for little when the Bees make the trip across London on Sunday.


West Ham vs Brentford score prediction

Antonio has hit the goal trail this season | Stu Forster/Getty Images

Brentford will bring a physical approach to the London Stadium, seeking to unsettle a West Ham side likely to be feeling the effects of their midweek Europa League exploits.

Spearheaded by Ivan Toney, Frank's side will carry an attacking threat, but West Ham have quality throughout their side thanks to David Moyes' impressive squad building. Antonio has been among the goals this term while an attacking cast of Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Nikola Vlasic will strike fear into the Bees.

Expect a cagey affair given both managers pride themselves on their defensive nous, with West Ham to edge it.

Prediction: West Ham 1-0 Brentford

Source: 90min