Despite a huge summer spend, the club are struggling towards the bottom of the Premier League and have won only four games all season.
While tonight’s opposition boast quality themselves, the sight of this expensively-assembled team losing at home to a team built on nothing like their budget would be hugely disappointing.
Brentford, meanwhile, returned from the World Cup break with a 2-2 draw with Tottenham, a game they could well have won.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game...
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 7.45pm GMT kick-off time on today, Friday December 30, 2022.
The London Stadium will host.
Where to watch West Ham vs Brentford
TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast in the UK.
West Ham team news
Gianluca Scamacca and Nayef Aguerd face late fitness tests, while Maxwel Cornet is injured along with Kurt Zouma.
Manuel Lanzini and Pablo Fornals could be pushing for starts.
Thomas Frank is without Shandon Baptiste, Kristoffer Ajer, Thomas Strakosha and Aaron Hickey, with not too many changes expected.
West Ham vs Brentford prediction
Given Brentford’s form this season, it’s difficult to see how a West Ham low on confidence stop them.
Brentford to win 2-1.
West Ham vs Brentford latest odds
West Ham to win: 21/20
Brentford to win: 27/10
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.