Is KAA Gent vs West Ham on TV today? KO time, team news and how to watch Europa Conference League clash

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Everything you need to know about KAA Gent vs West Ham

West Ham will resume their Europa Conference League campaign this evening as they travel to Belgium to take on KAA Gent. The Irons’ spell in the competition this season has been a positive break from a tough time in the Premier League.

West Ham breezed through the Round of 16 after beating AEK Larnaca 6-0 over two legs and head into today’s game having conceded only four goals since the start of the group stage. Meanwhile, Gent enjoyed a 4-1 thrashing of Instabul Basaksehir last month progress to the quarter-finals, despite only managing a draw on home soil.

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Despite sitting only three points above the Premier League’s relegation zone, David Moyes’ side are currently the favourites to win the Europa Conference League followed by AZ Alkmaar, Fiorentina and Nice. A win for Gent this evening would be a huge upset in Belgium.

Here is everything you need to know about the match...

When is KAA Gent vs West Ham?

KAA Gent vs West Ham is scheduled to take place today (Thursday March 13) and will kick off at 5:45pm UK time. The Belgian city is an hour ahead of us and so it will kick off at 6:45pm locally.

Is KAA Gent vs West Ham on TV?

Yes, KAA Gent vs West Ham will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 later today for those with a subscription, with coverage starting at 5pm. You can also stream the game with a NOW TV day pass on your computer, mobile or tablet device. This will set you back £11.98.

Team news

KAA Gent

Gent’s starting line-up is likely to pick itself, though they may have a bit of a selection headache ahead of today’s meeting with West Ham. Hein Vanhaezebrouck will have to decide whether to remain loyal to Davy Roef, who has regularly played in cup competitions this season.

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Alessio Castro-Montes could also feature on the right of a back three after starring against Union SG at the weekend, while Kamil Piatkowski could drop to the bench after starting both legs against Istanbul Baseksehir.

West Ham

David Moyes has confirmed that Lucas Paqueta will return to the squad for today’s Europa Conference League clash after missing West Ham’s win over Fulham at the weekend. Flynn Downes will also return to the fold after serving his suspension against AEK Larnaca.

Meanwhile, Gianluca Scamacca remains sidelined after suffering a knee injury last month. The striker hasn’t featured for the Hammers since before the international break.

Moyes will otherwise have a full squad to choose from in Belgium, whilst he has also called up youngster Divin Mubama who has scored 26 goals in 31 appearances among the youth ranks this season.

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