West Ham vs. Viborg Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 18, 2022 20:45 CET
Qualifiers for the UEFA Conference League have reached the very end. The last round starts on Thursday, and West Ham will host Viborg at this stage. The first match is played in London, and the start is scheduled for 20:45.
Although they are big favorites in this match, the Hammers must take it as seriously as possible because they have lost several times in the qualifiers in the past.
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David Moyes’ players had no European commitments in the previous weeks, so they start the qualifiers from this stage. West Ham footballers have had a bad start of the new season in the Premier League. As hosts, they were defeated by Manchester City 0-2, and as guests by Nottingham Forest 0-1.
While the defeat to Citizens was expected, many saw West Ham as favorites against the newcomers in the league. The Hammers were better than their opponents, but they didn’t have a bit of luck. They missed a penalty and hit the crossbar twice, so the second defeat was a combination of unfortunate circumstances.
We expect that the players with less playing time will be the starters in the match against Viborg. Here we are primarily thinking of Scamacca and Cornet. The two signed a contract this summer as important reinforcements, so we believe that coach David Moyes will rely on their qualities in the clash against the Danish club.
Despite being labeled as underdogs in this game, the Viborg players come to the capital of England with a certain amount of confidence. In the last six games in all competitions, they have been defeated only once, and they have registered five victories.
The players of the Danish club started the qualification for the UEFA Conference League from the second round. They eliminated Suduva and B36 Torshavn on the way to the final stage, where a much more famous rival awaits them.
Viborg play much better and with more confidence at their stadium, where they have recorded all five victories in official matches this season. We believe that their goal will be to concede as few goals as possible in the first leg so that their chances will be greater in return. Therefore, we expect a disciplined and defensive style of football from the guests in this match.
These two teams have never played against each other before.
West Ham (4-3-3): Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Johnson, Cresswell; Downes, Rice, Lanzini; Cornet, Scamacca, Benrahma
Viborg (4-3-3): Lund; Anyembe, Zaletel, Burgy, Sorensen; Bonde, Gronning, Leemans; Said, Grot, Lonwijk
We believe that West Ham is the absolute favorite in this match, especially in front of their fans. We expect an easy and convincing triumph, so we believe that they will score at least one goal in both halves.
Prediction: West Ham To Score A Goal In Both Halves – Yes