- On Thursday night, West Ham lost 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt.
- Frankfurt gained the lead in the first game of their Europa League semi-final and retained it for an extended period.
- The Hammers squandered many chances and got off to a poor start.
- Next week, David Moyes’ club will need to be firing on all cylinders.
Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham United will meet each other on Thursday. With the teams making it this far, it will be a lot of fun as the winner will receive a date with the final.
Scroll down to see all of our Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham United Europa league betting odds and Europa league picks predictions.
Both West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt have had a solid European season, bringing down several outstanding teams, notably Sevilla for West Ham and Barcelona for Eintracht Frankfurt. A week ago, the Eagles upset Barcelona 3-2. West Ham fans will remember their 3-0 triumph against Lyon.
David Moyes has done a fine job keeping the Hammers competitive in the Premier League despite the added load of another tournament. Still, the lineup he picked against Chelsea on Sunday reveals that the club is concentrated on Thursday night.
There doesn’t seem to be a lot going on in Frankfurt, but there does seem to be a lot going on across Europe. Do not be deceived by the record. Don’t be fooled by it even if Oliver Glasner’s club has not won a Bundesliga game in their last five games. When they knocked Barcelona out of the competition in a match that both the players and the fans won, this team had a lot of faith.
Frankfurt vs West Ham Odds
If West Ham can show this season that they can step up a notch in European second-leg games, they can take confidence from their prior results.
Against Sevilla, they lost 1-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie but won 2-0 in extra time to reach the final eight.
When Moyes’ team met Lyon, they drew a 1-1 tie. Then, they blasted through France to beat Paris 3-1 and progress into the quarterfinals, where they will meet Barcelona or Real Madrid.
The Hammers have a decent chance of winning in Frankfurt, but it won’t be easy given their opponents have won all 11 Europa League games this season without a loss.
With that stated, there’s a reason why the German squad sits ninth in the league. They are unquestionably better. All the spotlight will be on the hosts when the game is done next week.
West Ham’s ambition to participate in a European spectacle could come true if they learn from their defeat on Thursday and play more efficiently in Frankfurt.
Most soccer picks have the odds at West Ham 10/11 | Draw 12/5 | E. Frankfurt 11/4 with the score prediction standing; West Ham 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
- Competition: UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg
- Location of the game; Frankfurt Stadion, Frankfurt am Main
- Time: Thursday 5 May (21:00 CET kick-off)
Eintracht Frankfurt defeated West Ham United 1-2 in the Europa League. They will be looking to repeat the feat.
Eintracht Frankfurt had 46 percent possession and eight shots on goal in the game; four were on target. All four of the shots were accurate. Ansgar Knauff (1′) and Daichi Kamada (54′) scored for Eintracht Frankfurt. West Ham had 15 shots on goal throughout the game, two of which were excellent. Michail Antonio netted the opening goal for West Ham United (21′).
Eintracht Frankfurt has struggled to retain clean sheets in recent games. However, they have scored goals from their opportunities. Eintracht Frankfurt has been punished defensively in six of their previous six games, but they have also scored in five of those games, indicating that they are in a strong position. Perhaps this time, the trend will fail to materialize.
This game is expected to be played in a 3-4-2-1 shape. Kevin Trapp, Tuta, Martin Hinteregger, Almamy Toure, Ansgar Knauff, Djibril Sow, Sebastian Rode, Jens Petter Hauge, Daichi Kamada, and Gonçalo Paciência are all expected to make their debuts in this game.
West Ham United
In their previous encounter, West Ham United is looking to avenge their Premier League defeat to Arsenal.
West Ham United had 56% possession and eight shots on goal, three of which were on target. Jarrod Bowen scored a goal in the 45th minute for West Ham United. Arsenal attempted 13 attempts on goal against their opponents, with seven of them finding the back of the net. Arsenal’s Rob Holding scored in the first half. Gabriel scored in the second half for Arsenal.
Soccer odds statistics speak for themselves: West Ham United has conceded a goal in five of their previous six games, while their opponents have scored eight goals. West Ham, as a result, their defense is eager for reinforcements.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has to cope with many players who are unable to play. Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop will be sidelined with broken legs.
Alphonse Areola and Vladimir Coufal and Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, and Tomá Souek are all likely to start for West Ham in a 4-2-3-1 system.
Frankfurt vs West Ham Pick and Prediction
Eintracht Frankfurt has the upper hand as far as Europa League betting odds are concerned, as they have not lost at home in the Europa League in 17 games. Additionally, they’ve won 12, so they should be confident heading into this match. This cannot be said of West Ham United when they travel. They have lost four straight games and have only ten points out of twenty-five.
The last nine Europa League home games have produced a few goals, with the net bulging ten times. West Ham’s last five games at this level have all been goalless, so three or more goals would be a surprise.
Both teams have scored four goals in Eintracht Frankfurt’s last 17 Europa League home games. Both teams have failed to score in five of their last six Europa League games. They have preserved a clean sheet or were unable to score in five of their past six away games in the English game at this level.
Because this is a pivotal game for both teams, there is no reason to anticipate anything less. Eintracht Frankfurt scored two or fewer goals in ten of their past twelve Europa League games. At this level, eight of West Ham’s last ten away games have ended in a score of fewer than 2.5 goals, so three or more goals would be surprising.
West Ham United have a decent chance of defeating Eintracht Frankfurt, but that may not be enough to keep them from relegation.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning margin for Westham when the full-time whistle blows.