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West Ham are seeking the victory that could kickstart an improved run of form heading into the New Year as they take on Watford this afternoon.
The Hammers have won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions, finishing what has been a superb 2021 in frustrating fashion.
Watford have not played for more than two weeks, with matches postponed due to Covid outbreaks.
They are just two points above the relegation zone, but they do have games in hand over the sides above them in the table.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time today, December 28, 2021.
Vicarage Road will host the match.
Where to watch Watford vs West Ham
TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast on the Amazon Prime streaming service.
Live stream: Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Amazon Prime App.
Watford vs West Ham team news
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Watford team, who have not played since December 10 due to a number of positive Covid cases. The club have not confirmed which players will be available.
Ben Foster (groin), Ismaila Sarr (knee), Christian Kabasele (calf), Peter Etebo (quad) and Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring) are all still out with injury.
David Moyes will be without Declan Rice, in what is a big blow to the Hammers as they look to regain some form. The England midfielder was booked on Boxing Day against Southampton and misses out through suspension.
Watford vs West Ham prediction
It promises to be a tricky afternoon for West Ham, against a Watford team that are well-rested after having a number of matches postponed.
Ranieri’s side ran Chelsea and Man City close at home earlier in December, and will be confident of testing West Ham who are far from their best at the moment and will be without the midfield presence of Rice.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Watford wins: 21
West Ham wins: 45