There may be more febrile London derbies than West Ham vs Crystal Palace but David Moyes and Roy Hodgson, the Premier League's two oldest managers, will never underestimate the strength of feeling surrounding city bragging rights — and you can watch it live from anywhere with a VPN.
The teams are in and West Ham are without Kurt Zouma, replaced by Konstantinos Mavropanos at center-back, while Jarrod Bowen returns to the starting XI in place of Danny Ings. Mohammed Kudus, Tomas Soucek, Lucas Paqueta and James Ward-Prowse all start, with young prospect Divin Mubama on the bench. For Crystal Palace Chris Richards, Jordan Ayew and Will Hughes all come into the side as Cheikh Doucoure and Ebere Eze miss out with long-term injuries. Michael Olise starts his second game in a row after his own injury woes in what could be a back three for Roy Hodgson's men.
Between them, David Moyes and Roy Hodgson have taken charge of 1,075 Premier League matches in their extensive managerial careers. When the West Ham and Crystal Palace managers take their respective places in the London Stadium dugouts today, it won't be for the lack of experience that either side comes away empty-handed.
West Ham seem to have turned a corner after a run of one win in seven from mid-September came to a recent end with back-to-back defeats of Nottingham Forest and Burnley. One-nil down with four minutes to go, the Hammers' 2-1 victory at Turf Moor said much about the team spirit Moyes has instilled, with academy graduate Divin Mubama impressing in a late cameo off the bench. Fresh from qualifying for the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday night, the side will target three points to get closer to the top eight.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are struggling with form and injuries. Attacking talisman Ebere Eze is missing, while midfield totem Cheick Doucouré picked up a serious knee injury in last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Luton, the Eagles' fourth in their past five league outings. The returning Michael Olisé did score a goal-of-the-season contender in that Bedfordshire loss and much will depend on the Frenchman's sinuous quality if Hodgson's side is to get back to winning ways.
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How to watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream wherever you are
The West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long-term.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream in the U.S.
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also gets rid of some ads).
If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream in the U.K.
Sky Sports has the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £15/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League stations.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider Sports Membership from the Now streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99. And right now there's a special offer where if you commit to a year, you pay the equivalent of £26 a month.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada.
The Essentials plan with gets you all Premier League matches, as well as games in Ligue 1, Serie A and the Coppa Italia plus 29 channels including BeINSports and MLB Network. It costs CAN$24.99 per month, but you can save up to 26% by purchasing an annual plan.
The Premium plan, priced at $39.99 per month, includes Premier League matches in 4K, as well as 20 entertainment channels.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to make it look as if their streaming device is back in the great white north.
How to watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream on Optus Sport, which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the West Ham vs Crystal Palace live stream via Sky Sport Now. This costs $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
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Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.