It's east against west in a London derby that comes to the Premier League for the very first time today. West Ham vs Brentford this afternoon's 2pm kick-off that's not to be missed. Just two points separate the teams from the opposite side of the capital, heading into the game. Where will they stand come the final whistle? Make sure you know how to watch a West Ham vs Brentford live stream wherever you are.
The team news is in and West Ham play their 4-2-3-1 with Soucek and Rice patrolling the midfield while Bowen, Fornals and Benrahma look to supply and play off target man Antonio. Brentford go with a 3-5-2 hoping that wide players Henry and Canos don't end up pinned into a back five.
US soccer fans can watch a West Ham vs Brentford live stream, and many more Premier League matches, on Peacock TV for just $4.99 per month. Don't forget to use a VPN if you're a US fan stuck outside the States. Those in Canada can enjoy the game free on DAZN with this 30-day free trial.
The form book is not dissimilar for the two teams. Both have only lost once in their last five league encounters and the benefits of West Ham's home advantage will most likely be countered by their midweek fixture in the Europa League, and the possibilty of a few tired legs. What's more, Brentford are unbeaten away from home in the Premier League so far.
The Hammers are still without right-back Ryan Fredericks since his groin injury a few weeks' back. Fellow defender Vladimir Coufal has recovered in time from his own groin issue to fill the gap.
The news is more hopeful for Brentford boss Thomas Frank, regarding centre-back Ethan Pinnock, who came off with a problem in the Bees' draw with Liverpool last weekend. The 6'4" defender is available to play. Frank is still without Josh Dasilva and Mads Sorensen, both of whom have longer term concerns.
The match kicks off at 2pm BST today at the London Stadium. Follow our guide on how to watch a West Ham vs Brentford live stream online, on TV and on your smartphone, from wherever you are in the world.
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Watch a West Ham vs Brentford live stream
Premier League football fans in the US can watch West Ham vs Brentford on Peacock TV and its Premier service which streams multiple live Premier League football games every weekend.
Of course, Peacock TV is only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN if you're a US subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
The Peacock TV app is available on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, LG smart TV, Vizio TV, PS4 and Xbox One. You can also watch through your web browser.
The West Ham vs Brentford live stream option for those in Canada is DAZN Canada. You can use DAZN to watch every Premier League game – including West Ham vs Brentford – live on the DAZN website or app.
A subscription to DAZN Canada costs $20 a month or $150 a year. Better yet, DAZN Canada offers a 30-day free trial, so you can watch for free. No contract. Cancel at any time.
Watch a West Ham vs Brentford live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant West Ham vs Brentford live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the England vs India, you may wish to choose 'US' for Peacock TV.
3. Then head over to Peacock TV on your browser or device and enjoy the West Ham vs Brentford live stream.
UK: watch a West Ham vs Brentford live stream
Sadly, West Ham vs Brentford will not be televised in the UK.
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Australia: West Ham vs Brentford live stream
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the Premier League 2021/22 – including West Ham vs Brentford – for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 a month. The service also serves up live Champions League football, so it's a great option for soccer fans.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.
Listen to Premier League radio
Let's not forget the wireless. Both the BBC and talkSPORT have rights to broadcast live football matches, with around 260 being aired over the season.
BBC gets first dibs on matches played from 3pm on Saturdays, the prime time slot, in addition to commentary rights to broadcast radio coverage on Fridays, Mondays, and two Sunday slots.
You can listen to live commentary of selected games on BBC 5Live via the BBC Sport website or via Freeview, Freesat, Sky or Virgin Media.
talkSPORT is the only commercial radio broadcaster with live Premier League football rights. It has the audio rights to three time slots on Saturdays, including matches played at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm, plus exclusive rights for all matches scheduled to kick-off at 12pm on Sundays.
When can you watch Match of the Day online and on iPlayer?
Match Of The Day has been shown live on TV on Saturday evening (almost) since time began, and is now joined by Match Of The Day 2 on Sundays. But what about watching Premier League highlights online?
Match Of The Day is available through BBC iPlayer, but there are a few stipulations.
The show won't be available straight after the programme finishes its live broadcast. Weekend editions of Match Of The Day will be online from midnight on Monday (in practice, the early hours of Tuesday morning), while midweek episodes will be on iPlayer from midnight the day after it's broadcast.
You can download Match Of The Day for offline viewing, but it is time-sensitive and will disappear as soon as the programme leaves iPlayer.
Match Of The Day can also be streamed live at the time of broadcast via the BBC iPlayer website.
2020/21 Premier League fixtures for October
Saturday 2nd October
Man Utd vs Everton - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST
Burnley vs Norwich - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Chelsea vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Leeds vs Watford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Wolves vs Newcastle - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Brighton vs Arsenal - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST
Sunday 3rd October
Crystal Palace vs Leicester - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
Spurs vs Aston Villa - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
West Ham vs Brentford - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
Liverpool vs Man City - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST
Saturday 16th October
Watford vs Liverpool - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST
Aston Villa vs Wolves - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Leicester vs Man Utd - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Man City vs Burnley - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Norwich vs Brighton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Southampton vs Leeds - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Brentford vs Chelsea - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST
Sunday 17th October
Everton v West Ham - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
Newcastle v Spurs - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST
Monday 18th October
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace - 3:00pm EST / 8:00 pm BST
Friday 22nd October
Arsenal vs Aston Villa - 3:00pm EST / 8:00 pm BST
Saturday 23rd October
Chelsea vs Norwich - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Everton vs Watford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Leeds vs Wolves - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Southampton vs Burnley - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Brighton vs Man City - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST
Sunday 24th October
Brentford vs Leicester - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
West Ham vs Spurs - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
Man Utd vs Liverpool - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST
Saturday 30th October
Leicester vs Arsenal - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST
Burnley vs Brentford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Liverpool vs Brighton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Man City vs Crystal Palace - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Newcastle vs Chelsea - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Watford vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST
Spurs vs Man Utd - 12.30pm EST / 5.30pm BST
Sunday 31st October
Norwich vs Leeds - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST
Aston Villa vs West Ham - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST