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Thursday’s Europa League action sees West Ham United fighting it out with TSC Bačka Topola.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for West Ham United v TSC Bačka Topola are shown below (plus the best game odds).
West Ham United
West Ham United will be hoping for a better result following a 1-3 Premier League defeat last time out to Manchester City.
In that match, West Ham United had 31% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for West Ham United was James Ward-Prowse (36'). For their opponents, Manchester City had 29 attempts on goal with 15 of them on target. Jérémy Doku (46'), Bernardo Silva (76') and Erling Haaland (86') scored for Manchester City.
West Ham United haven’t had any problems with scoring, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have managed to rack up 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 8. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall continue on in this upcoming match.
TSC Bačka Topola
TSC Bačka Topola will go into this encounter following on from a 6-3 SuperLiga win with the defeat of Železničar Pančevo in their previous outing.
For TSC Bačka Topola, the goals were scored by Ifet Đakovac (3', 10'), Petar Stanić (37'), Dušan Cvetinović (67'), Miloš Pantović (77') and Miloš Vulić (93'). Đorđe Šušnjar (90') was the scorer for Železničar Pančevo.
In their previous half-dozen outings, TSC Bačka Topola have bagged a tally of 13 goals. TSC Bačka Topola have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have had 7 goals scored by their opponents.
Team News: West Ham United
The West Ham United boss David Moyes will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash with a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
We think that The Hammers should opt for a 4-3-3 formation for this game, utilising Lukasz Fabianski, Thilo Kehrer, K. Mavropanos, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Pablo Fornals, James Ward-Prowse, Lucas Paqueta, Mohammed Kudus, Danny Ings and Said Benrahma.
Team News: TSC Bačka Topola
Owing to a fully healthy group to pick from, the TSC Bačka Topola boss Žarko Lazetić does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
It’s our belief that TSC Bačka Topola appear most likely to utilise a 4-4-2 lineup, starting Nikola Simic, Milos Cvetkovic, Goran Antonic, Mateja Djordjevic, Nemanja Petrovic, Milan Radin, Ifet Dakovac, Nemanja Stojic, Nikola Kuveljic, Petar Stanic and Sasa Jovanovic.
Our feeling is that TSC Bačka Topola have the firepower to breach the defence of this West Ham United lineup, however that probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 winning margin for West Ham United when the full-time whistle blows. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
West Ham United
Stadium: The London Stadium (62,500)
Captain: Kurt Zouma
Chairman: David Sullivan
Manager: David Moyes
Competitions: Premier League position 4, EFL Cup (Third Round), Europa League (Group A)
⭐ Key Player: Michail Antonio
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Michail Antonio was born in Wandsworth, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Cheltenham Town in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 5 appearances.