Eintracht vs West Ham: prediction for the Europa League game
A 5th team of the previous Bundesliga season got off to a flying start in the Europa League. Eintracht finished at the top spot in the group with Olympiacos, Fenerbahce and Antwerp. Frankfurt also put up a fantastic performance in the playoffs, beating Betis and Barcelona.
After 32 rounds of Bundesliga Oliver Glasner's men have 10 victories and 10 draws, delivering 40 points and an 11th spot in the standings. Team's offensive line is looking weak now, only 42 goals have been scored. The Red-Whites failed to find a victory in five last games, after a draw against Hoffenheim (2:2) hosts were beaten by Bayer (0:2).
Lenz, Lindstrom, Ramaj and Hinterreger will miss the upcoming match.
West Ham United
West Ham also went past the group stage quite easily and got difficult opponents in the playoffs. In the first round the Iron Ones eliminated Sevilla out of the tournament, then they did the same to Lyon. Londoners beat the Ligue 1 giants quite easily - West Ham secured a 4:1 victory on aggregate.
After a massive summer transfer campaign the Hammers are looking great in domestic competitions. Team started well in FA Cup and League Cup, but ended up eliminated in the round of 16.
After 35 rounds of English Premier League David Moyes' men have 15 victories and seven draws, delivering 52 points and a 7th spot in the standings. After a victory over Everton (2:1) visitors found only one point in four matches, drawing with Burnley (1:1).
Johnson and Ogbonna will miss the upcoming match.
Hosts are unbeaten for eight consecutive home matches
In 3 of 5 latest matches of West Ham goals were scored in both halves
This bet played in 3 of 5 latest matches of the hosts
In 2 of 3 latest matches one of the halves ended in a draw
In the first leg Eintracht took control of the ball and secured an easy victory. In our opinion, West Ham will go all out attack since the first minutes, but visitors are low on energy, results of their recent matches are devastating. Opponents have serious offensive potential, so we are expecting another high-scoring game.
Our prediction - both teams to score
Both teams deserved to be in the final, but we feel that German team is a slight favorite here, Eintracht are in a better physical form. Eagles should be able to hold the opponent to draw, which will let them to advance into the final.
Our second bet is on a draw