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England’s West Ham are so excited about qualifying for the Europa League that they decided not to follow Leicester’s example by confidently beating Dinamo Zagreb. Will the Hammers repeat their success against Austria’s Rapid?
West Ham go into the Premier League in seventh place, as they did last season near the Eurocup zone. The London side had three wins, two draws, and one defeat at the hands of United (1-2) when Noble took the field and missed a penalty in the final minute of penalties. But the Hammers recovered by beating the Devils in the English League Cup. Last weekend, they got a 2-1 win over a bleeding Leeds in the final minutes. It looks like David Moyes and his team will avoid the fate of second-season syndrome.
Rapid had a terrible start to the season at home, betting on qualifying for the European competitions. The Austrians managed to qualify for the Europa League. But it gets worse from here. In Round 1, the club from Vienna suffered a bitter defeat at home to Belgium’s Genk (0-1), conceding the only goal in the 92nd minute. And things have only deteriorated in the league. Last weekend, Rapid lost 0-3 to Sturm Graz at home. However, both teams took the same number of shots both inside and outside the box.
Expert Betting Tips
The Hammers should take the next three points even more confidently than in the match against Dinamo Zagreb, which ended 2-0. Rapid are the weakest team in the group. 1xbet gives odds of 1.68 for the home side’s victory with a 1.5 goal handicap. We also believe in Michail Antonio, who scored the winning goals against Dynamo and Leeds. Betway gives odds of 1.83 for his goal.