Europa League

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

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Sevilla go into the second leg protecting a 1-0 lead
Sevilla go into the second leg protecting a 1-0 lead / Visionhaus - Getty Images

West Ham will be looking to complete a famous turnaround and progress to the Europa League quarter finals when they host Sevilla on Thursday night.

The La Liga high-fliers triumphed 1-0 in the reverse fixture last week and have a terrific pedigree in the competition. West Ham can at least take heart from the fact that Sevilla could not beat mid-table Rayo Vallecano this weekend, as they lost further ground to Real Madrid in the title race.

Meanwhile, David Moyes' side secured a spirited three points against Aston Villa in their most recent fixture, strengthening their slim top-four credentials in the process.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of a huge European night for the Hammers...

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

When is kick off? Thursday 17 March, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? London Stadium
What TV channel is it on? BT Sport 2 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport Football YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Clement Turpin (FRA)
Who's on VAR? Pol van Boekel (NED)

West Ham team news

Michail Antonio is a doubt after he was forced off during the narrow Villa win. His absence would be a huge blow for the Hammers as they do not have a recognised replacement up front.

In further bad news Jarrod Bowen could miss out with a heel injury. Fortunately, Aaron Cresswell looks set to feature despite picking up a knock at the weekend.

Sevilla team news

Sevilla have a big absence up top themselves with Lucas Ocampos suspended. Unlike the Hammers though, they have the perfect replacement in Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial.

Marcos Acuna is doubtful, while Thomas Delaney will return in midfield after serving his suspension.

West Ham vs Sevilla score prediction

This is the biggest game in West Ham's recent history, and having to fare without two of their best players in Antonio and Bowen is a huge blow to their chances.

However, Sevilla have showed signs of vulnerability in recent weeks, and the Hammers will need to exploit this to the maximum to have any chances of springing an upset here.

Overall, we are not convinced that a weakened West Ham side has quite enough to get the required result against a street-wise Sevilla. It is sure to be tight game.

Prediction: West Ham 1-1 Sevilla

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