Everything is on the line in the Europa League Round of 16 second leg as Sevilla travels to London to take on West Ham United. Julen Lopetegui’s visiting side has a 1-0 advantage from the first leg thanks to Munir’s goal but will know that it will be very difficult with David Moyes’ Hammers strong in front of their fans. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the European top soccer leagues.
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West Ham United: Strong at Home
West Ham enters this clash on the back of a crucial 2-1 win over Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa in the English Premier League. Second-half goals from Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko and Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals sealed the deal for David Moyes’ side. They are still fighting for a top-four finish in the English top-flight league, sitting sixth in the standings, three points behind the top four.
Last weekend’s victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Hammers, but they’ll need to produce a big performance here. That’s why we will avoid including them in our soccer picks and parlays. They did have plenty of opportunities to get on the scoresheet in the 1-0 defeat to Sevilla, but couldn’t make them count and this will be a test of their great abilities. The East London side is a physical team fully packed with strong and creative players, dangerous on set-pieces and possessing a great fighting spirit.
The hosts will be without experienced Italian center back Angelo Ogbonna while there are doubts over the availability of Vladimir Coufal, left back Aaron Cresswell, and striker Jarrod Bowen. Other than tha,t there are no important injury issues and Moyes is expected to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
Sevilla: European Pedigree
Sevilla enters this match full of confidence from their outstanding record in this competition, but also after beating West Ham 1-0 on home soil. They’ve never lost to English opposition during their amazing Europa League history. This will be a real test, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the prospect of a UEL final played in their own stadium is the primary motivating factor for Sevilla with their hopes of a league title fading fast.
Unfortunately, their European commitments are the main reason for their poor domestic campaign. Yes, they are sitting second in the Spanish top-flight league, but were kept to draws by relegation-threatened Alaves and Rayo Vallecano. They failed to win six of their last domestic league games and four of their last six games across all competitions.
They have a rock-solid defensive line, which is a positive sign heading into this fixture as they defend a goal advantage. Sevilla hasn’t lost by more than a single-goal difference all season long across all competitions, which doesn’t sound good for West Ham’s chances of qualifying in the quarterfinals. However, the Spanish side has struggled on the road in Europe, failing to win any of their four UEL road games this term, none of which have been against truly elite opposition. For the visitors, Jordan is back from the domestic ban while Lamela, Suso, Papu Gomez and Diego Carlos should miss out with injuries.
West Ham United vs Sevilla Head-to-Head
This is only the second competitive match between the two teams. West Ham is rarely playing in European competitions because the fight for the European spots in the Premier League is very intense year in and year out. If you’re betting online, you should know that Sevilla is the king of the European League, winning the trophy six times in the last 15 years. Basically, since 2014, Spanish teams lifted the trophy on 11 different occasions, bossing the competition.
West Ham United vs Sevilla Game Information
- Game: West Ham United vs. Sevilla
- Location: Olympic Stadium, London, England
- Day/Time: Thursday, 4 p.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
West Ham United vs Sevilla Betting Lines
|West Ham||-½ +120||+120||2 -145o||1½ +155o
|Sevilla||+½ -150||+240||2 +115u||½ -210o
West Ham United vs Sevilla Predictions
The London outfit is a slight favorite being priced at +120 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at two. Both teams have scored in just two of West Ham’s last five fixtures in all competitions and only two of Sevilla’s last five matches have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch. Just one goal was scored when these two sides met last week and we’re predicting another low-scoring affair in London. We’ve seen under 2½ goals in four of West Ham’s and five of Sevilla’s last six outings across all competitions.
There’s not a great deal to choose between the teams. However, Sevilla is an experienced European outfit and certainly won’t fear the task of going away to Premier League opposition in need of a result to book their quarterfinals tickets. They are overpriced and we don’t expect them to lose this clash.