On Thursday, the place of quality in European competitions comes, you might say, in quantity – after the Champions League semi-finals, which are played one a day, all the schedules of the same round in both the Europa League and the Conference League will be played. That includes West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt in London. Which of them will win in this clash? The site’s experts have worked out a prediction for the curious match on April 28, 2022. For full information and all odds for the match, look at 1xbet bonus code.
West Ham shift their focus in favour of the European Cup
The Hammers have reached a new level under David Moyes. Last season there was a hard-fought battle for a place in the Champions League quota. Back then, they were literally a couple of points short of beating a number of grands and finishing in 4th place. This season, too, the London club have been among the leaders for a long time, but gradually fell back a little lower. But there is a reason for that: they have to spend their energy on the Europa League. Not only did they qualified 1st in their group, but they also beat experienced and ambitious opponents – first Sevilla and then Lyon – in the play-offs.
Eintracht Frankfurt have already repeated their best achievement
The Eagles reached the semi-finals of the same tournament not too long ago. But last year, the coach who achieved it, Adi Hütter, left. He was replaced by Oliver Glasner, a seemingly savvy coach who lifted Wolfsburg to fourth place in the last draw. Not only did the club from Frankfurt am Main fail to improve with him, but, on the contrary, they slid into the Bundesliga mid-table. So far, they have managed to compensate for that with success on the international stage. The Germans quite expectedly won their quartet in the Europa League in the summer. And with Betis in the 1/8 finals, they have already managed to surprise – they won away, then reduced their home game to a draw. Similarly, in essence, only in reverse in the alternation, they sensationally beat Barcelona in the quarterfinals. At home, they failed to hold on to their advantage, conceding a goal from Ferran Torres. But then, at the Camp Nou, Eintracht scored three times by the 67th minute, eventually holding on to win and with it a pass to the semi-finals.
The teams have never played each other – which is not surprising, because they are not regulars in the European competitions. But it should be noted that the last time Eintracht stopped another London team – Chelsea.
Overall, the pairing is fairly even, and the home-field factor could be decisive. Believe West Ham will win at home (odds – 1.93).