Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham: It is All or Nothing For West Ham

May 2, 2022
Benson Chikezie

Europa League 2021/2022
Playoffs: Semi-finals 2nd Leg
Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt

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West Ham have fallen behind in the race for fourth place in the English Premier League, and the Europa League presented a great opportunity for the English side to end the season on a high. Another fairytale story stands in their way, as Eintracht Frankfurt defies the odds on their way to the final. 

The Hammers fell to a 2-1 loss in the first leg and were fortunate not to concede a third, as they struggled to keep their German opponents in check. It is all or nothing for West Ham as they travel to Frankfurt, whose fans are beginning to dream of glory. The match will kick off at 00:30 IST on May 6.

Teams Status

Here is the latest on performances, injuries, and suspensions ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham:

Eintracht Frankfurt Form and Team News

Coming up against a Barcelona side favored to win the Europa League did not look good for the German side, but Eintracht Frankfurt shocked the footballing world, coming out on top at Camp Nou. That win helped the side dream of a historic continental victory, and they followed it up with a win on the road at the Olympic Stadium, London.

A route to Europe through the league is no longer possible, and Frankfurt have already turned their eyes to the second leg, which they will play in front of their enthusiastic fans. With players like Filip Kostic and Daichi Kamada in fine form, the German side are firmly in the driving seat in this encounter.

Stefan Ilsanker and Jesper Lindstrom may miss West Ham’s visit, and Rafael Borre will not participate as he is suspended.

West Ham Form and Team News

David Moyes’s side failed to play to their strengths in the first leg and paid dearly for it. They were not the better side on the night, especially in attack, and the scoreline would have been worse if their opponents had taken their chances well. Losing 2-1 to Arsenal over the weekend has taken a top-four place further away from the Hammers, and they will get desperate to progress to the Europa League final.

The second leg offers a glimmer of hope for the Hammers as they face a Frankfurt side that are yet to win at home since March. West Ham have been abysmal away from home, with two wins, seven losses, and one draw in their last ten games on the road. They will need to conjure some of their early-season form if they hope to come out on top.

Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop are still injured, and Craig Dawson may not make the trip to Frankfurt.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Calling this fixture in favor of either team may be difficult, as nothing much separates the clubs in terms of quality. The odds favor an Eintracht Frankfurt victory on Sportsbet.io at 2.46, on Melbet at 2.528, and on Paripesa at 2.582.

For a draw, the odds are at 3.4, 3.50, and 3.50, for all three sportsbooks, respectively. West Ham still have a chance to win this fixture, and the sportsbooks at Sportsbet.io, Melbet, and Paripesa tip the Hammers to win at 2.86, 2.582, and 2.582, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Frankfurt were decisive in the first leg, finding joy attacking through Ansgar Knauff and Daichi Kamada. They play in front of their fans, who made a name for themselves when they stormed the Camp Nou against Barcelona.

West Ham have now lost three in a row with one-goal margins, and confidence is not exactly at a peak level around the Olympic Stadium. Here are our thoughts on the possible outcomes for this fixture:

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.70

With the scoreline in Frankfurt’s favor, they will look to kill off the game in the early stages. We expect a strong response from the Hammers and both teams to find the net like in the first leg. Both teams to score is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.70 odds.

Tip: Eintracht Frankfurt to Qualify @ 1.26

The German side are riding on high confidence, and they certainly have a strong chance to advance to the finals. West Ham have not been entirely convincing in defense, and Frankfurt have good runners who can be the difference for them on the night. Eintracht Frankfurt to qualify is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.26 odds.


West Ham have only one shot at the Europa League final— the second leg of their semi-final clash against Eintracht Frankfurt. It is all or nothing for Moyes’s side, and a fairytale ending to the season is on the cards for both teams.

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