#UEL Today || West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt Team News , Channel And Odds
West Ham welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to London for the first leg of their Europa League semifinal. Both teams come into the game focused on Europe, vying for a spot in the final in Seville. The winner of the Europa League trophy also receives a berth to the lucrative Champions League next season.
West Ham will consider themselves unlucky to have lost to Chelsea in Premier League action last time out, conceding late to lose 1-0. The Hammers aren’t in great form, having won two of their last seven, although one of those wins was a 3-0 victory in Lyon in the decisive second leg of their quarterfinal in this competition.
Eintracht Frankfurt (9th in the Bundesliga) are in a similar position to West Ham (7th in Premier League). They’ve won one from their last four, with that mixed spell preceded by a run of five consecutive draws. However, a famous victory at Barcelona’s Nou Camp shows what they’re capable of, and David Moyes will know his team can’t underestimate their visitors.
This is sure to be a tightly contested affair, with neither side wanting the series to get away from them before the second leg.
How to watch West Ham vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham date: Thursday, April 28
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham time: 3 p.m. ET
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Europa League picks for West Ham vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
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West Ham has similarly not done well in league play, but has impressed on the European stage. Their biggest challenge on Thursday will be making up for an injury-riddled back line. Center-backs Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma will all miss Thursday’s match and likely make the Hammers play a bit more desperate.
“This should be a more aggressive first leg than most with both teams trying their best to find the goal sheet and avoid going down in the second leg,” Eimer told SportsLine. “The first leg in this tie is a very difficult winner to call, so we’ll be focused on props more than a ML winner until we get to the second leg.”