UEFA Europa League | West Ham VS Bayer Leverkusen; Friday, 19 April at 03:00 GMT +8

West Ham United is aiming to avoid a repeat of their 0-2 Premier League defeat against Fulham. In that match, they managed 58% possession and 15 shots at goal, while Fulham scored 10 goals. West Ham United has struggled to hold out for 90 minutes in recent matches, with their defense breached in six of their previous six, resulting in 10 goals.

Bayer Leverkusen, who recently won a 5-0 Bundesliga 1 match against Werder Bremen, will face Werder Bremen in a match with a goal difference of -2. The team has a strong record of scoring 20 goals in their last six games, with an average of 3.33 goals per fixture. The match will be a test for whether this pattern will be replicated in this game. The match will be a thrilling match with both teams aiming for a goal.

West Ham United boss David Moyes has no fitness concerns ahead of the game, as a healthy group is available for selection. Lucas Paquetá will not play due to suspension. The Hammers are expected to line up in a 4-3-3 formation.

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso has no fitness concerns due to an injury-free squad. Leverkusen is expected to use a 3-4-2-1 lineup, starting with Matej Kovar, Josip Stanisic, Jonathan Tah, Edmond Tapsoba, Jeremie Frimpong, Granit Xhaka, and others.

Predicted lineups:

West Ham

Goalkeeper: Łukasz Fabiański
Defenders: Aaron Cresswell, Kurt Zouma, Konstantinos Mavropanos
Midfielders: Vladimír Coufal, James Ward-Prowse, Tomáš Souček, Emerson Palmieri
Forwards: Michail Antonio, Lucas Paquetá, Mohammed Kudus

Bayer Leverkusen

Goalkeeper: Lukas Hradecky
Defenders: Jonathan Tah, Odilon Kossounou, Edmond Tapsoba
Midfielders: Piero Hincapié, Robert Andrich, Nathan Tella, Granit Xhaka
Forwards: Jonas Hofmann, Florian Wirtz, Amine Adli

  • West Ham – — wins
  • Bayer Leverkusen – 2 wins
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

UEFA Europa League Standings

West Ham United must exert pressure to break Bayer Leverkusen’s defense, expecting a 0-1 victory at full-time.

Winning probability:

West Ham – 26%

Draw – 25%

Bayer Leverkusen – 49%

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