Leeds United v West Ham: Why is Premier League clash not on TV, kick off time and how to watch highlights

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A loss for West Ham, and results going elsewhere could see West Ham fall into the relegation zone after a poor season

West Ham make the trip north to face Leeds United in the latest round of fixtures in the Premier League. A win for West Ham would see them move three points of the relegation zone after a very poor season.

Leeds have won the majority of their 16 points so far on home soil but have only won one of their last six home games. Meanwhile, West Ham have lost their last four league games on the bounce.

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Their last competitive win came against Romanian outfit FCSB in the Europa Conference League at the beginning of November. It’s been a season to forget for the Hammers, who would have wanted to build on a great term last time out.

Both sides faced tricky tests in their last outing. West Ham fell to a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to London rivals Brentford, whilst Leeds fended off an in-form Newcastle United side away from home.

It put an end to three straight losses for Leeds, who could leapfrog Leicester and move to 13th in the table. The Hammers could drop into the bottom three with a loss, as Nottingham Forest who currently occupy 18th take on rock bottom Southampton.

When does Leeds United v West Ham kick off?

Leeds v West Ham will kick off at 7:45pm on Wednesday, January 4 2023. The game will be played at Elland Road.

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Why is Leeds United v West Ham not on TV?

The game has not been selected for broadcast in the UK. Despite the game not being played during the ‘blackout’ period, which televised coverage between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday, the game will not be on TV.

The game just has simply not been picked up, with Sky opting to show coverage of the Crystal Palace v Spurs game instead, which kicks off 15 minutes later at 8pm.

Declan Rice celebrates scoring his sides’ goal against Southampton Declan Rice celebrates scoring his sides’ goal against Southampton
Declan Rice celebrates scoring his sides’ goal against Southampton | Getty Images

How to watch highlights of Leeds United v West Ham

Sky Sports subscribers can watch extensive highlights of the game around 15 - 30 minutes after the game. Otherwise, fans may have to wait for official highlights to be put on Youtube by the respective clubs.

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