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

Roy Hodgson takes charge of his second game as Watford manager on Tuesday, taking his side to the London Stadium to face West Ham.

The Hammers were nearly shocked by non-league Kidderminster Harriers this weekend and are without a win in two Premier League games. Watford are in far worse form though, having not won since stunning Manchester United 4-1 back in November.

Here is everything you need to know about the game...

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

When is kick off? Tuesday 8 February, 19:45 (GMT)
Where is it being played? London Stadium
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport (UK), Peacock (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Anthony Taylor
Who's the VAR? James Mainwaring

West Ham team news

David Moyes was delighted to welcome Michail Antonio back to training this week and he should be okay to start.

The same cannot be said for Manuel Lanzini and Arthur Masuaku, who are both set to miss out. Long-term absentee Angelo Ogbonna will not play either.

Read West Ham's predicted lineup here

Watford team news

Roy Hodgson was beaming in his pre-match press conference with Watford having minimal injuries and suspensions.

The key absence will be Ismaila Sarr, who is not back from international duty with Senegal. Emmanuel Dennis is back from suspension though, leaving Nicolas Nkoulou and goalkeeper Rob Elliot as the Hornets' only notable absentees.

Read Watford's predicted lineup here

West Ham vs Watford head-to-head record

West Ham have dominated this fixture over the years, registering 46 wins to the Hornets' 21. The other 13 meetings between the pair have ended all square.

Recent times have echoed the historical trend too. The Hammers are currently on a four-match winning streak against the Watford and the games have not been close either – two 4-1 victories, and two 3-1 victories.

There most recent tussle was on 28 December last year. West Ham breezed to a 4-1 triumph in that one and even Mark Noble scored...

West Ham vs Watford score prediction

Roy Hodgson does not need long to turn a team around defensively, so do not expect a repeat of December's battering here.

Saying that, West Ham should still seal victory. Having Antonio back is a huge boost for the Hammers and although Dennis' return will boost the Hornets' too, Moyes' charges will have too much quality.

Prediction: West Ham 1-0 Watford

Source : 90min