Kick-off: 2000, 05/05/2022
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park
TV: BT Sport
West Ham’s first-leg clash with Eintracht Frankfurt was an absolute cracker and they are not without hope despite going down 2-1 in London.
Both teams hit the woodwork in an end-to-end thriller and more excitement is expected in Germany in this Europa League semi-final tie.
We’re taking 4.1 for each side to score in the first half of the second leg as our top Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham prediction.
Eintracht Frankfurt Odds
Frankfurt were ahead inside a minute at London Stadium when Ansgar Knauff headed in a superb cross from Rafael Borre.
Jarrod Bowen hit a great chance against the post before Michael Antonio bundled home an equaliser from a set-piece.
Daichi Kamada restored Eintracht’s lead with a tap-in following some lovely build-up play.
Said Benrahma, Kamada and Bowen all hit the woodwork as play opened up, but the scoreline stayed the same.
Frankfurt are as low as 11th in the Bundesliga but have shone in this competition, knocking out Zenit, Real Betis and Barcelona.
Manager Oliver Glasner said: “I am really proud of my team, I am impressed with the way they performed.
“We did the same in Barcelona, we scored the first goal after three minutes.
“Then it was as we expected it to be. It was very physical, a lot of dead-ball situations and crosses that we had to defend.”
Japan midfielder Kamada took up some excellent positions in London and now has five goals in this tournament.
The 25-year-old is a tempting Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham odds.
West Ham United Odds
West Ham boss David Moyes felt United lacked poise and control in the club’s first European semi-final for 46 years.
However, they threatened at a number of set-pieces and whenever getting balls into the box from open play.
Czech Republic international Tomas Soucek said: “We had many chances, we saw that it was possible to go through.
“We have to suffer from missing chances for the result but there is still a lot to play for in the second leg.”
It is worth remembering that the Hammers overcame a first-leg deficit against Sevilla and won 3-0 at Lyon after a draw in London.
“I think that this is a good thing for us that we have won every time the second leg, so I hope that we can win again,” added Soucek.
“I think that we are the better team, we just need to score goals.”
Bowen’s pace troubled Frankfurt in the first leg and he deserves a change of luck after a spectacular late overhead kick came crashing back off the crossbar.
The 25-year-old did net versus Arsenal on Sunday to make it 16 goals in all competitions this term and 3.75 for him to add to that tally completes our Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham betting tips.
(Assist: Ansgar Knauff)
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