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West Ham vs Genk: TV channel, predicted lineup & prediction

Toby Cudworth
West Ham are back in European action
West Ham are back in European action / SAM MELLISH/GettyImages

West Ham host Genk on Thursday night in the first of a Europa League group stage double-header against the Belgian side.

The Hammers have picked up two wins from two so far, comfortably seeing off both Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Wien without conceding a goal.

David Moyes' men are also in good form domestically and sit inside the Premier League's top ten after scooping 14 points from the first eight games of the season. On Sunday, Angelo Ogbonna's header gave them a 1-0 win over Everton, the second season in a row they've won at Goodison Park.

The Scot is expected to make changes to his side here, but will be wary of underestimating Genk - who despite being dismantled by Dinamo on matchday two, did beat Rapid on their travels in their first Europa League group game.

Here's 90min's preview of the match.

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

When is kick off? Thursday 21 October, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? London Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport (UK), Paramount+ (US), fuboTV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Referee? Donatas Rumsas
VAR? Robertas Valikonis

West Ham team news

Tomas Soucek
Tomas Soucek was lucky not to be blinded after Salomon Rondon accidentally kicked him in the face on Sunday / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

West Ham are likely to make changes and rest key personnel ahead of Sunday's Premier League game with Tottenham.

Tomas Soucek is among those likely to be on the bench having undergone plastic surgery to cover a gaping wound left by Salomon Rondon's studs on Sunday, and he'll probably be joined by Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio.

Alphonse Areola will start in goal, while the Hammers' back four may also completely change from the weekend.

West Ham predicted lineup

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Areola; Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku; Rice, Noble, Lanzini; Yarmolenko, Bowen Vlasic

West Ham vs Genk score prediction

West Ham's second European game under the London Stadium lights is likely to be another raucous occasion, purely because the club's supporters are loving their continental adventure.

Changes to the side are likely to disrupt the Hammers' flow, but they should still have enough in the tank to beat a Genk side who have already lost four times in just 11 Belgian Pro League games.

It won't be a runaway victory, most likely, but West Ham should cruise to three points if they play well.

Prediction: West Ham 2-0 Genk