West Ham were available at huge Europa League betting odds at the beginning of the 2021/22 season. While most expected the Premier League outfit to navigate their way through the group stage of the competition, the fact that eight teams would come into the competition from the Champions League was a clear barrier to progress.

However, there has been no looking back for a Hammers side who came from behind to overcome Sevilla thanks to an extra-time victory at the London Stadium, while a 1-1 first leg outcome against Lyon made Moyes’ men the betting outsiders although they were able to claim an emphatic 3-0 win in France.

Now comes a different kind of challenge. After beating Spanish and French opponents, they clash with German opposition in the form of Eintracht Frankfurt. While West Ham are favourites to overcome this team, there’s the fact that the Bundesliga outfit accounted for outright favourites Barcelona in the previous round.

Eintracht Frankfurt Look a Big Price to Qualify

After a 1-1 draw against Barcelona at the Waldstadion, there was a feeling as though Eintracht Frankfurt had a mountain to climb when visiting the Nou Camp. After all, Barca have been a transformed outfit since Xavi took charge and they managed to thrash Real Madrid 4-0 in a recent El Clasico match.

However, with the backing of lots of supporters dotted around the stadium, Eintracht stunned the hosts by racing into a 3-0 lead and were able to withstand a late onslaught to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition. It’s clear that West Ham won’t hold any fear after that magnificent achievement.

In the previous round, Eintracht managed another away win at Real Betis and they then had a thrilling second leg encounter which saw their Spanish opponents score a late aggregate equaliser before the German side were able to score just before the tie went to a penalty shootout.

What Are the Best Bets for West Ham v Eintracht Frankfurt?

Even though the visitors are not pulling up any trees domestically, they have shown that they are highly capable in Europe having beaten two Spanish opponents at the knockout stage. Oliver Glasner’s side are hard to oppose for the first leg clash at the London Stadium considering that they have won away to Betis and Barcelona recently.

West Ham obviously don’t need to go all out for the win and will have plenty of belief themselves irrespective of what happens in the first leg considering they have gone to Lyon and claimed a 3-0 victory. However, their odds look too short when it comes to the full-time result betting market.

We think that it could be worth backing the draw in this match and we are leaning towards a 1-1 draw in the correct score market. Alternatively, Eintracht Frankfurt could be worth a shout either in the Double Result market or alternatively on the Draw No Bet market as we’re looking at two evenly-matched sides.


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