Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham Betting: BTTS trend to continue as hosts seal Seville trip
With a place in the UEFA Europa League final on the line, Eintracht Frankfurt welcome West Ham United to Germany on Thursday for the second leg of their semi-final.
The Bundesliga outfit hold the home advantage and an aggregate lead following last week’s impressive, if somewhat unexpected, 2-1 win at the London Stadium.
Frankfurt hold all the aces, but the away rule is no longer in force in this competition, meaning there’s still all to play for.
If West Ham win this match by a single goal, they will drag their opponents into extra time. If they claim a victory by two or more goals, they will progress to this month’s final in Seville.
Which team will come out on top? A big effort is required for West Ham to progress, but their dressing room will be full of belief.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham Europa League Betting Odds and Match Information
- These sides have never produced a draw, with the head to head stats showing two wins for Frankfurt, with West Ham currently holding a single victory.
- Both teams have scored in each of the previous three meetings between Frankfurt and the Hammers. 2-1 was the score in two of the three games, with the other being a 3-1 win.
- West Ham are without a win in their last four Premier League games, with that barren spell consisting of three defeats and a draw.
- Venue & Location: Deutsche Bank Park (Frankfurt, Germany)
- Kick-Off Time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 p.m. local time)
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham Betting Odds
Odds are via Caesars Sportsbook.
- Frankfurt to win: +150
- Draw: +235
- West Ham to win: +175
- Over 2.5 goals (-110)
- Under 2.5 goals (-120)
Frankfurt were fearless in London
West Ham’s journey to the semi-final of the Europa League has been well-documented and praised across Europe, with pundits in England raving about their chances.
Frankfurt, meanwhile, have flown under the radar somewhat. They have gone about their business in an orderly manner, winning games and sneaking through. They are now into the last four and are here on merit. It would come as no surprise to see the German Bundesliga side go on to lift the trophy.
They were fearless at the London Stadium last week, upsetting the odds to win 2-1. Frankfurt took the lead in that match inside the opening 60 seconds as Knauff had the ball in the net before most fans had taken their seats. Antonio struck an equaliser on 21 minutes for the home team, but there was to be another twist in the tale as Kamada notched a second and Frankfurt were able to protect their lead and take a 2-1 aggregate score back to Germany.
Things haven’t gone as well for Frankfurt domestically, and they can be found toiling in the Bundesliga, sitting down in 11th place, already well off the pace of the European qualification slots.
Needing to win the Europa League to have European football next season will be the driving force for Frankfurt as they look to secure a place in the final.
Hammers have it all to do
West Ham have hardly put a foot wrong during their European adventure, and, unlike their opponents, they have been able to juggle the Europa League with a strong domestic season.
The Hammers spent much of the year battling for the top four but have since dropped off the pace slightly and can be found down in seventh with every chance of qualifying for Europe next season.
Despite their efforts, the visiting side are winless in their last four EPL starts, losing three of those four and each of their last two. On Sunday, they went down 2-1 at home to city rivals Arsenal. The squad need a confidence-boosting result and making a European final is just the tonic.
Head-to-Head Stats & Trends for Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham
Many bettors like to pick through the stats, trends and form when making their predictions on a match of this magnitude, but there’s not too much to go on here. As you would imagine, a traditional midtable side from England and one from Germany don’t cross paths all that often, so the head to head numbers are almost bare.
The teams have played only three times previously, with Frankfurt on two wins and West Ham claiming the spare victory. 2-1 was the score each time the Germans came out on top, with 3-1 the result when West Ham won.
It’s also interesting to note that both teams have been on the scoresheet in each meeting. Look for that to be the case again on Thursday.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham Betting Tip – Eintracht Frankfurt to win and both teams to score @ +380 (Caesars Sportsbook)
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