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Eintracht Frankfurt Vs West Ham Europa League Betting Preview, Odds + Tips!

West Ham Vs Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips

West Ham Vs Eintracht Frankfurt Details

2nd leg date - Thursday 5th May 2022

2nd leg venue - Waldstadion, Frankfurt

Favourite - Frankfurt - 2/7 to progress

Overview

In regards to online betting the odds suggest that this game should be relatively close. However, the overwhelming majority suggest that Frankfurt should prevail in the tie and reach the Europa League final after their strong showing at the London Stadium. These are also the same odds that suggested this tie would be Barcelona Vs Lyon, so it’s wise to take odds with a pinch of salt, they provide estimated probability but in European football, anything can happen! That being said, as both sides are actually in a poor vein of form domestically, they’ll be looking at this tie as a season-defining moment.

When the knockouts began, West Ham would have imagined they would have needed to beat Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund or Napoli to win the competition, they’ve had stiff competition from Sevilla and Lyon but the favourites were all eliminated by other teams. Now, two German clubs remain the competition with British opponents and both won the first leg of their tie. Can West Ham destroy Germany’s hopes of having two clubs in the final by turning around a 1-goal deficit in Germany?

West Ham Vs Eintracht Frankfurt Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score: 10/13

We backed this bet in the first leg and we're looking to back it again after it came off after just 21 minutes last time out. Both of these teams are in poor form and neither have been able to keep clean sheets recently, with this in mind, we’re looking at a lot of goals, Lyon had a number of opportunities to score against West Ham when they lost 3-0 but squandered them all, Both teams have the ability to be clinical, which is why you wouldn't be surprised at any scoreline.

Over 3.5 Goals: 2/1

When watching the first leg, you had to wonder how there were only three goals, as there were fantastic saves and the woodwork was hit an astonishing 4 times. West Ham weren't favourites against Lyon or Sevilla after the first leg but similar to Real Madrid, they find a way to progress in this years competition - and we all know what happened in Madrid on Wednesday night, so for that reason, over 3.5 goals looks like a fantastic bet.

West Ham’s Europa League Journey

Group Stage

TeamPtsGoals (F/A)Record
West Ham1311-34-1-1
Dinamo Zagreb109-63-1-2
Rapid Wien64-92-0-4
Genk54-101-2-3

West Ham were strong favourites to make it out of the group stage and they delivered winning four out of their first five games without playing their strongest XI. Their only loss came on the final day against Dinamo Zagreb when the Croatian side needed a win and West Ham topped their group regardless of the scoreline.

Round of 16

FixtureScore
Sevilla Vs West HamSevilla 1-0 West Ham
West Ham Vs SevillaWest Ham 2-0 Sevilla (A.E.T)

If there’s one team you don’t want to draw in the Europa League, it’s Sevilla, the Spanish side had an impeccable record in the competition and it was widely thought that if the Hammers were to bow out, it would be against a team of Sevilla’s quality. After Munir scored the only goal in the first leg, the Hammers were content to take a 1 goal deficit to the London Stadium and it’s clear to see why as Tomas Soucek and Andriy Yarmolenko scored the goals to send the Hammers through to the next round.

Quarter-Final

FixtureScore
West Ham United Vs LyonWest Ham United 1-1 Lyon
Lyon Vs West Ham UnitedLyon 0-3 West Ham

Although Lyon posed less of a threat than Sevilla on paper, with the quality in their squad there were still doubts on whether West Ham could come away with the victory over two legs. This was further cemented after Aaron Cresswell’s red card at half-time in the first leg, Jarrod Bowen’s cool finish gave the Hammers the lead at the London Stadium but they couldn’t hang on. The second leg looked to be West Ham’s biggest test but three goals in ten minutes on either side of half-time sent Lyon out of the competition.

Eintracht Frankfurt Champions League Journey

Group Stage

TeamPtsGoals (F/A)Record
Eintracht Frankfurt1210-63-3-0
Olympiacos98-73-0-3
Fenerbache67-81-3-2
Antwerp56-101-2-3

Despite a horrific start to the season, Eintracht Frankfurt finished at the top of a commendable group, beating Olympiacos in back-to-back games and remaining undefeated in the rest of their fixtures. Antwerp were the only side they were expected to beat comfortably but they narrowly avoided defeat against the Belgian club in Frankfurt with a 90+3 goal sparing their blushes. These gruelling trips to Greece, Turkey and Belgium would come in handy for their knockout fixtures where they were very much underdogs.

Round of 16

FixtureScore
Real Betis Vs Eintracht FrankfurtReal Betis 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt Vs Real BetisEintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Real Betis

When Frankfurt were drawn against Real Betis the Spanish side sat in third in La Liga, Frankfurt were 10th in the Bundesliga. On paper, Betis were virtually already through to the semi-finals. However, as we’ve learned throughout this competition, the German side have the potential to be incredibly dangerous on the counter-attack, they look the lead through Filip Kostic and only took two minutes to re-take the lead after Betis equalised through Nabil Fekir to round up a hectic first half. However, it wasn’t until the 90th minute of the second leg that we’d see the next goal as Fekir turned provider for Borja Iglesias who poked home from close range.

Into extra time, the game looked destined for penalties until the last kick of the game, where Frankfurt whipped the ball into the box, Joel Robles came out, clashed with the Frankfurt striker with the ball hitting midfielder Guido Rodriguez and looping into the Spaniard’s goal, giving Frankfurt perhaps the strangest last-minute winner in the competition.

Quarter-Final

FixtureScore
Eintracht Frankfurt Vs BarcelonaEintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Barcelona
Barcelona Vs Eintracht FrankfurtBarcelona 2-3 Eintracht Frankfurt

When the draw was announced, very few people saw Eintracht Frankfurt progressing to the semi-finals, Barcelona were a force to be reckoned with and had just dismantled Real Madrid 4-0. They were Europa League favourites and nobody could argue with that fact, except Oliver Glasner and his team, Frankfurt took the lead on home soil through on-loan winger Ansgar Knauff. However, a fine leveller from Ferran Torres brought the two teams to the Nou Camp level. That’s when the game became unpredictable with defender Eric Garcia bringing down Jesper Lindstrom so Kostic could put the Germans in front from the spot. Frankfurt remained dangerous on the counter-attack and a rocket of an effort from Rafael Borre gave them a two-goal advantage. Barcelona pressed and missed a number of chances before once again, Kostic struck the ball beyond Ter Stegen to send the 30,000+ Frankfurt fans in attendance into raptures. Sergio Busquets thought he gave Barcelona hope in the 81st minute but he was stood offside as he tapped home following a corner. He managed to give the Catalans hope in the 90th minute after rocketing the ball home beyond the keeper but it was nothing but a consolation. That was until the 99th minute where N’Dicka went into a header too strongly giving Barcelona a penalty kick and reducing Frankfurt to ten men, Memphis Depay scored but Barcelona couldn’t prevent Frankfurt from picking up a famous win at the Nou Camp.

Eintracht Frankfurt Vs West Ham Final Prediction

A slow start for West Ham was arguably the reason our prediction failed last week, we can't imagine that will happen again. West Ham will look to dominate and Frankfurt will happily counter, like they did against Barcelona. However, West Ham tend to be clinical, they weren't in the first leg but they should be here. That being said, this task could be one that is too big for them and we think we'll see Frankfurt in the final later this month.

Frankfurt 2-2 West Ham - 11/1