West Ham v Nottingham Forest live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Premier League match

West Ham v Nottingham Forest live stream
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West Ham v Nottingham Forest live stream and match preview, Saturday February 25, 3.00pm GMT

West Ham v Nottingham Forest live stream and match preview

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Three valuable points are up for grabs for two relegation-battling sides when West Ham host Nottingham Forest.

The Hammers go into the weekend in 18th place and at risk of the drop, but they are just one point from safety and five adrift of 13th-placed Forest.

Neither side has been in good form recently; West Ham are winless in their last three league outings and Forest have one victory in their last six games in all competitions.

However, they claimed a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the City Ground last time out, a result that will lift morale ahead of crucial clashes with West Ham and Everton.

The stats look good for the hosts, though; West Ham have won seven of their last eight league home games against promoted teams, while Forest have the joint-fewest points (six) and have scored the fewest goals (three) in away games this season.

Kick-off is at 3.00pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the Premier League wherever you are.

Team news

West Ham are without the injured Kurt Zouma and Maxwel Cornet, but Lucas Paqueta has recovered from a minor problem and starts against Nottingham Forest.

Danny Ings is also included for the Hammers as manager David Moyes makes four changes to the team that lost at Tottenham last weekend.

Forest’s injury list is lengthy: Cheikhou Kouyate, Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone, Jesse Lingard, Moussa Niakhate, Omar Richards, Ryan Yates, Serge Aurier, Scott McKenna, Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly are all unavailable.

Neco Williams and Chris Wood come in as Forest manager Steve Cooper makes two changes from last weekend's 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Johnson; Soucek, Rice; Benrahma, Lucas Paqueta, Bowen; Ings.

Nottingham Forest: Navas; Williams, Worrall, Felipe, Renan Lodi; Freuler, Shelvey, Colback; Gibbs-White, Wood; Johnson.


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Jarred Gillett will be the referee for West Ham v Nottingham Forest.


West Ham v Nottingham Forest will be played at the London Stadium. 

Kick-off and channel

West Ham v Nottingham Forest kick-off is at 3.00pm GMT on Saturday 25 February  in the UK. The game isn't being shown on TV in the UK. 

In the US, kick-off time is 10.00am ET / 7.00am PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.