Tip Rapid Wien - West Ham
Prediction published on November 22, 2021 at 7:45 PM - Modified on November 25, 2021 at 9:20 AM
West Ham United travel to the Allianz Stadion to face Rapid Wien on Matchday 5 of the Europa League in a Group H encounter. The hosts are rooted at the bottom of the group with just three points in four matches while the visitors are at the top of their group with ten points from their four fixtures. Rapid Wien come into the game with an encouraging win over Rheindorf Altach in the Austrian Bundesliga. Dietmar Kunbauer’s men have struggled to get going in the domestic league and the Europa League and are not among regular wins. They have had over 2.5 goals in four out of their last five matches and have no clean sheet in their last four consecutive matches. However, despite their not so resilient defensive record, Rapid Wien have been compensating by scoring regular goals. They have scored goals in each of their last nine matches.
West Ham United ended their seven-match unbeaten run with an away defeat to the Wolves in the Premier League. David Moyes’ men have been on a fine run in form in the Premier League and the same is visible in the Europa League. However, despite consistent run in results, the Hammers have had a minor slump in their defensive run. They have no clean sheets in their last four consecutive matches and have had over 2.5 goals in three out of their last four matches. A win for West Ham United will take them to the Round of 16 while Rapid Wien need the win to stay in contention for the knockout rounds.
Key points Rapid Wien - West Ham
West Ham United have had over 2.5 goals in three out of their last four matches.
Rapid Wien have had over 2.5 goals in four out of their last five matches.
West Ham United have no clean sheets in their last four consecutive matches.
Rapid Wien have just one clean sheet in their last four consecutive matches.
Rapid Wien have scored goals in their last nine matches.
Conclusion Rapid Wien - West Ham
Rapid Wien and West Ham United might be at different ends of the group stage but have similar traits when it comes to defending. They have not kept a lot of clean sheets and have been amidst the goals as well. Going for over 2.5 goals in this fixture.