Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: West Ham vs Dinamo Zagreb – 09/12/21

Competition: Europa League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Already booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, West Ham will sign off their Group H run when they welcome Dinamo Zagreb to the Long Stadium on Thursday night.

Starting with the hosts, while West Ham might have shown some issues when returning from November’s international break, the Hammers certainly came roaring back last weekend. Coming from behind twice and landing an impressive 3-2 win against London rivals Chelsea, David Moyes’ men have continued to shock many over the past 18 months. Once again leading the chase in the Premier League’s top-four race, the former Manchester United boss will undoubtedly be looking to make a host of changes on Thursday night. Last seen on Europa League duties landing a deserved 2-0 victory against Rapid Vienna on foreign soil, West Ham are likely to hand a number of European and first-team debuts in east London. Nevertheless, already booking their spot in the knockout stage with time to spare, Moyes’ men will be desperate to keep up their momentum here.

As for the visitors, currently sat in that lucrative second spot, Dinamo Zagreb will make the trip to east London knowing that three points will be enough to book their place in the knockout stage. However, while they might be smelling a chance against a likely heavily-altered West Ham side here, caretaker boss Željko Kopić finds his side in the midst of a recent struggle. Now enduring back-to-back defeats against Hajduk Split and Rijeka, the Citizens have won just one of their previous six matchups from across all formats, a run that stems back to the start of November. Looking to right their wrong after getting hit with a 2-0 loss when they hosted the Hammers in

Bet: Both teams to score at West Ham vs Dinamo Zagreb 7/10 for Thursday’s Europa League contest @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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