In the first leg of their Europa League Semifinals match versus West Ham United, Eintracht Frankfurt went to London and smashed the home team 2-1. Frankfurt returns to Deutsche Bank Park on Thursday for leg 2 hoping to end West Ham’s Europa League dreams. Will the road team make amends for the first leg loss? Or will Frankfurt play their way into the Europa League Finals? Keep reading for UEFA Europa League Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Eintracht Frankfurt versus West Ham United.
UEFA Europa League Semifinals Leg 2 Match: West Ham United at Frankfurt Odds | Soccer Betting
Europa League Semis Leg 2 – West Ham vs Frankfurt Betting Info
- When: Thursday, April 5 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany
Why West Ham United is a good bet versus Eintracht Frankfurt
West Ham has lost 3 straight matches, which means they won’t enter this contest playing their best soccer. But although West Ham United has dropped 3 straight, they lost all 3 games by a 2-1 score. Also, the teams West Ham fell to, Chelsea, Frankfurt, and Arsenal, are solid soccer clubs. The road team can turn the tables for sure.
West Ham United Last 5
- L – 1-2 vs. Arsenal
- L – 1-2 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
- L – 1-0 vs. Chelsea
- D – 1-1 vs. Burnley
- W – 0-3 vs. Lyon
West Ham United Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Eintracht Frankfurt is a good bet versus West Ham United
Frankfurt didn’t just beat West Ham in the first leg. The Bundesliga team bested their rivals as the underdog road squad. Frankfurt didn’t play well in the follow-up, but Leverkusen almost always beats Frankfurt. Expect the home team to pick up their game in the second leg. The 1-goal lead is tenuous. So Frankfurt will be all out to win.
Eintracht Frankfurt Last 5
- L – 2-0 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
- W – 1-2 vs. West Ham United
- D – 2-2 vs. TSG Hoffenheim
- L – 2-0 vs. FC Union Berlin
- W – 2-3 vs. Barcelona
Eintracht Frankfurt Predicted Starting Lineup
Final Betting Analysis: West Ham United at Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt has the edge because this happens on their pitch. But before dumping on the German League squad, it’s important to note that West Ham controlled possession 53% to 47% in the first match.
Also, the road team in this outshot Eintracht 15-to-8. Where West Ham failed was shots on goal. The underdog shot twice on goal while 50% of Frankfurt’s shots in the first leg, 4-of-8, were on target.
If West Ham United takes better shots in the second leg, they can win this match. WH has been knocking on the door. They played great versus Chelsea, Frankfurt in the first leg, and against Arsenal on May 1.
The match versus Arsenal is particularly telling because West Ham controlled possession 57% of the time. If WH plays this match the same way they played against the Gunners, and West Ham takes better shots, they can pull off the win.
Europa League Pick: West Ham United +175