UEFA Europa League. Group H. Round 3
Stadium: Olympic Stadium (London)
West Ham United will host Genk in the third round of Europa League Group Stage. In previous rounds Moyes’s team showed their best. Will the Hammers register their third win in a row in this competition?
West Ham United’s form
West Ham United started their European campaign in a pretty comfortable way. David Moyes’s team came over Dinamo Zagreb (away) and Rapid Vienna (home). Both games ended with the same score - 2:0. West Ham United are leading in Group H with 6 points. Last weekend the Hammers were back to winning ways in English Premier League. The London side showed a good game at Goodison Park against Everton - 1:0.
Genk were looking good in their first Group stage game - an away win against Rapid Vienna 1:0. Second clash in this stage of the competition was at home against Dinamo Zagreb. This one was a real struggle for the Belgian club. Players weren’t able to give a fight - 0:3. Genk are now in 3rd place in Group H with 3 points. Team’s problems weren’t solved in the next two games in Jupiler League - losses against Eupen (2:3) and Charleroi (2:0).
West Ham United vs Genk: H2H
This will be the first H2H meeting between West Ham United and Genk.
West Ham United vs Genk: interesting stats
- Total under 2.5 goals bet was profitable in West Ham’s last 4 games in the Europa League;
- More than 10.5 corners were registered in 5 of West Ham’s last 6 matches in all competitions;
- Genk couldn’t make a clean sheet in last 3 games in all tournaments;
- Total over 2.5 bet were profitable in 5 of Genk’s last 6 matches in all tournaments.
West Ham United vs Genk: possible lineups
West Ham United: Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Benrahma, Lanzini, Vlasic, Antonio.
Genk: Vandevoordt, Preciado, Cuesta, Lucumi, Arteaga, Thorstvedt, Heynen, Eiting, Ito, Onuachu, Bongonda.
West Ham United vs Genk: injured players
West Ham United: Fredericks, Kral, Coufal, Noble (last two - doubtful)
Genk: Munos, Jukleroed, Paintsil (last two - doubtful).
Expert Betting Tips
Genk historically had problems playing at English ground: 4 matches - 1 draw and 3 losses. West Ham United are going perfectly in their European campaign and yet to concede a goal. I expect a big advantage for Moyes’s players in the upcoming match. The Hammers continue to improve their performance after an unstable start of this season. One more time, I suggest taking a look at the home team’s stats with corners. I guess the game against Genk will be another with a big number of corners - this is my main prediction. You can also bet on West Ham’s handicap.
- Corners total over 9 for 1.90;
- West Ham handicap -1.5 for 2.07;
- BTTS - no for 1.90.