Prediction and odds for the game: West Ham (1/4) vs Rapid Vienna (10/1)
We are backing both teams to score at evens
When: Thursday, 30th September 2021, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The London Stadium
On Thursday night, West Ham host Rapid Vienna at the London Stadium in Group H of the Europa League, as both teams look for a potentially vital win.
The Hammers are enjoying another decent Premier League campaign. Last time out David Moyes’ team claimed a 2-1 win over Leeds through a late Michail Antonio goal. The win means that the Irons have recorded back-to-back wins in the English top-flight.
West Ham made a winning start to their Europa League campaign by recording a 2-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb, Michail Antonio and Declan Rice getting on the scoresheet. The Hammers have a poor recent record in the Europa League, though, as the team from the English capital have won just two of their last seven matches.
They have an inconsistent recent record on home soil in European football’s secondary competition, as they have won just three of their six matches in the Europa League. The Hammers have lost just one of their previous five home games in the competition.
The visitors have endured an inconsistent start to their domestic campaign and currently sit midtable in the Bundesliga. In fact, the team from the Austrian capital have now failed to win any of their last six matches in 90 minutes. Their only win in that run came in a 2-1 extra-time victory over Admira in their domestic cup.
Didi Kuhbauer’s team opened their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 defeat against Belgian outfit Genk. The defeat ended a decent run of results for Rapid in the Europa League, as the visitors had won three of their previous four games in the competition, while also scoring at least two goals in each of the victories.
Rapid Vienna have not been great travellers of late in the Europa League, as they have won just three of their previous 14 games in the competition. More recently they have won two of their last six European matches on their travels while suffering four defeats in the process. The fact that they have conceded at least two goals in their previous three away games in the competition is certainly a factor in their poor European results.
We really do fancy West Ham to win this game Therefore, that is the first recommendation. The other is to back both teams to score at evens, as both these teams tend to be involved in high-scoring games. With the players on the pitch, you would expect goals.
Our Tips: We are backing both teams to score at evens and the home win at odds of 1/4 (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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