Bundesliga squad Frankfurt heads to London Stadium in England on Thursday to take on Premier League team West Ham United in the first leg of a 2-leg aggregate. Frankfurt knocked out Europa chalk Barcelona in the quarterfinals. Will Frankfurt have enough to get it done versus one of the best teams left in the Europa League? Or will West Ham protect their pitch with a big time win? Check out UEFA Europa League Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Frankfurt versus West Ham United. 

UEFA Europa League Semifinals Leg 1 Match: Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham United Odds | Soccer Betting

Europa League Semis Leg 1 – Eintracht Frankfurt at West Ham Betting Info

  • When: Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: London Stadium, London, England   

Why Eintracht Frankfurt is a good bet versus West Ham United

In recent weeks, Frankfurt had played great soccer. The German League squad drew versus Barca in the first quarterfinal leg. Then lost by just a goal to Freiburg before knocking Barcelona out of the Europa Leg via  3-2 score. The 2-0 loss to Union Berlin was a backward step, but Eintracht could be on the upswing after a 2-2 draw versus rival Hoffenheim.  

Eintracht Frankfurt Last 5

  • D – 2-2 vs. TSG Hoffenheim
  • L – 2-0 vs. FC Union Berlin
  • W – 2-3 vs. Barcelona
  • L – 1-2 vs. SC Freiburg
  • D – 1-1 vs. Barcelona

Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Trapp
  • Hinteregger
  • Ndicka
  • Hasebe
  • Hrustic
  • Jakic
  • Kostic
  • Chandler
  • Ache
  • Kamada
  • Hauge

Why West Ham United is a good bet versus Eintracht Frankfurt

Not only does this happen on West Ham’s pitch, but the home squad has played great in their last couple of matches. West Ham United drew 1-1 versus a talented EPL team in Burnley. Then in their last, West Ham lost by a single goal to one of the top three squads in the Premier. West Ham could have beaten Chelsea. Still, the loss by a goal shows WHU is playing well enough to take home the win on Thursday.  

West Ham United Last 5

  • L – 1-0 vs. Chelsea
  • D – 1-1 vs. Burnley
  • W – 0-3 vs. Lyon
  • L – 2-0 vs. Brentford
  • D – 1-1 vs. Lyon 

West Ham United Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Areola
  • Diop
  • Dawson
  • Johnson
  • Coufal
  • Noble
  • Benrahma
  • Soucek
  • Yarmolenko
  • Fornais
  • Bowen

Final Betting Analysis: Eintracht Frankfurt at West Ham United

This should be an incredibly competitive match. Both teams are playing well enough to win this. You can’t go wrong with backing either team.

But although Frankfurt is worth a look at the +285 odds, it’s difficult to get past West Ham United. The Premier League squad plays this on their pitch. 

Not only that, but West Ham dominated Lyon in their last Europa League match. Granted, Lyon isn’t as good as they have been in the past, but they were still a Europa Quarterfinals participant.

Also, Barcelona played to Frankfurt’s level in the 3-2 loss. We must also question the Bundesliga’s quality this season. Dortmund bowed out of the Champions League early while Villareal upset Bayern.

There’s no question Liverpool, Man United, and Chelsea are three of the best soccer clubs on the planet. West Ham plays great on their pitch. At -105, the home team is the play. 

Europa League Pick: West Ham United  

 


 

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