West Ham vs. Eintracht Frankfurt: David Moyes's West Ham is the Last English Team Standing

April 25, 2022
Benson Chikezie

EFA Europa League 2021/2022
Playoffs: Semi-final 1st Leg
Olympic Stadium, London

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West Ham is the only surviving English side in the Europa League, and they will welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to the Olympic Stadium for the first leg of their semi-final tie on April 29, with kickoff scheduled for 00:30 IST. 

The Hammers are looking to clinch silverware in one of their most impressive campaigns, but they are up against a Frankfurt side that outplayed Barcelona in the quarter-finals. Another exciting European night is on the cards, and the stakes are high for both sides.

Teams Status

Take a look at the latest form and team news from West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt:

West Ham Form and Team News

The Hammers have overcome some solid opposition on their way to the semis, going past Sevilla and Olympique Lyon. Their three-nil win away at Lyon is their only win in their last five matches, with two draws and two losses. Losing to Chelsea over the weekend would have hurt the Hammers, especially as they conceded a penalty and a goal late. 

Notably, the Hammers have not lost at home since January, racking up five wins and three draws since that loss. They will hope Jared Bowen finds his shooting boots against Eintracht Frankfurt, as he has been their biggest threat up front with three goals and one assist. Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop are West Ham’s absentees as they are injured.

Eintracht Frankfurt Form and Team News

Eintracht Frankfurt pulled off a shocker as they defeated Barcelona in Camp Nou by three goals to two. That night was historic for the German team, and it was their second win in ten games in all competitions. They have failed to win since, losing to Union Berlin and playing a 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim.

The Germans will be counting on prominent midfielders Daichi Kamada and Filip Kostic, who have provided seven goals and six assists between them. Notably, Eintracht Frankfurt have only lost twice in their last ten away games, winning six times and drawing twice.

Frankfurt will travel to London without Christopher Lenz and Stefan Ilsanker, who are currently sidelined with injuries.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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The sportsbooks favor a win for the Hammers, who are yet to lose at home since January. The odds for a West Ham victory are placed at 1.97, 1.92, and 1.91 on the sportsbooks at Melbet, Parimatch, and Sportsbet.io, respectively. A win for Eintracht Frankfurt is placed at 4.14, 4.20, and 4.10 odds on the three sportsbooks, while the odds for a draw stand at 3.74, 3.60, and 3.55, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

West Ham have been in fine home form, winning five and drawing three of their last eight home matches. On their part, Eintracht Frankfurt have been largely successful away from home in recent weeks, with six wins, two draws, and two losses in their last ten matches on the road. After defeating Barcelona last time out, they will fancy their chances of getting a positive result in London. Here are our thoughts on the possible outcomes for this semi-final first leg:

Tip: West Ham To Win or Draw @ 1.27

The Hammers have won five and drawn three of their last eight home games, although two draws have come in their most recent home outings. They will look to respond well to their loss at Chelsea and find a strong footing in this fixture. West Ham to win or draw is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.27 odds.

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.75

In their last five outings in all competitions, West Ham have recorded goals from both teams four times, and Frankfurt have recorded the outcome on three occasions. With the same outcome occurring in four straight Europa League games involving Frankfurt, one cannot rule out the possibility of a repeat in London. Both teams to score is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.75 odds.


Eintracht Frankfurt travel to England with hope after their most recent displays at Barcelona, while Moyes’s men are starting to fancy the possibility of winning the Europa League title. The stage is set for both teams to prove who the hungrier party is, and they will grab the opportunity with both hands.

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