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Nottingham Forest vs West Ham: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Grey Whitebloom
Nottingham Forest's City Ground plays host to West Ham
Nottingham Forest's City Ground plays host to West Ham / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Nottingham Forest face West Ham United in their first Premier League home game at the City Ground in the 21st Century on Sunday afternoon.

64 of the players that featured on the opening weekend of the current Premier League campaign were born after Forest's last top-flight home match. West Ham's previous domestic outing was just last Sunday, where they fell victim to a brace from Manchester City's Erling Haaland (who was part of that unborn group).

Here's everything you need to know about a day Forest fans have waited an awfully long time for.

Where are Nottingham Forest vs West Ham playing?

  • Location: Nottingham, England
  • Stadium: The City Ground
  • Date: Sunday 14 August
  • Kick-off Time: 14:00 BST / 09:00 EST / 06:00 PST
  • VAR: Michael Salisbury
  • Referee: Robert Jones

Where can you watch Nottingham Forest vs West Ham in the UK?

  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
  • Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
  • Channel: Sky Ultra HD
  • Streaming Service: NOW TV
  • Streaming Service: Sky Go
  • Broadcast Time: 13:00 (BST)

Where can you watch Nottingham Forest vs West Ham in the United States?

  • Channel: NBC Universo
  • Streaming Service: NBC Sports
  • Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
  • Broadcast Time EST: 09:00
  • Broadcast Time PST: 06:00

Where can you watch Nottingham Forest vs West Ham in Canada?

  • Streaming Service: fuboTV
  • Broadcast Time (EST): 09:00

Where can you watch Nottingham Forest vs West Ham Highlights?

  • Channel: Sky Sports Football
  • Channel: BBC Match of the Day 2
  • Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Nottingham Forest: 1 Win
West Ham: 4 Wins
Draws: 0

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Nottingham Forest: WLDDL
West Ham: DLDDL

Nottingham Forest team news

While the £8.5m arrival from Bayern Munich, Omar Richards, continues his recovery from an unfortunate injury in preseason, Ryan Yates is edging closer towards a return. The Nottingham-born 24-year-old missed just three league games last season but may not be thrust straight into midfield after a month out.

Nottingham Forest predicted lineup vs West Ham

Nottingham Forest Starting 11: Henderson; Worrall, Niakhate, McKenna; Williams, O'Brien, Colback, Lingad, Toffolo; Johnson, Surridge
Bench: Hennessey, Mbe Soh, Biancone, Hammond, Cafu, Yates, Mighten, Mangala, Awoniyi

West Ham team news

Barely a fortnight into the new season, West Ham's treatment room has become increasingly crowded. To pile bad luck on top of misfortune, the absences have been concentrated on the team's centre-backs.

While Angelo Ogbonna is at least a month away from the conclusion of his ACL recovery, thigh strains sidelined Craig Dawson on the opening weekend. With summer signing Nayef Aguerd out after ankle surgery, Ben Johnson had to fill in alongside Kurt Zouma against City.

Issa Diop was one of the few fit centre-backs remaining until he joined Fulham on Wednesday.

Lukasz Fabianski added to the defensive injuries after a blow to his hip forced the keeper off inside half an hour of the season opener.

West Ham predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest

West Ham Starting 11: Areola; Coufal, Johnson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Fornals, Cornet; Antonio
Bench: Randolph, Ashby, Longelo, Oko-Flex, Downes, Coventry, Benrahma, Lanzini, Scamacca

Nottingham Forest vs West Ham score prediction

Forest's late surge into the playoff spots last season was propelled by a razor-sharp threat in transition and professional approach to set pieces in both boxes. Sound familiar?

West Ham have continued to add layers of complexity to their game, particularly against sides with less of an emphasis on possession. Despite their dwindling options (or lack thereof) at centre-back, Moyes' side may well spoil Forest's big day.

Prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-2 West Ham