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Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham: Europa League – LIVE!

West Ham have a first-leg deficit to overcome if they are to reach the Europa League final.

It’s Eintracht Frankfurt who have a narrow lead in the semi-final tie, after their 2-1 victory at the London Stadium last week.

A place in Sevilla against either RB Leipzig or Rangers later this month is up for grabs, as West Ham look to secure one last stop on their European adventure.

The German side will be roared on by their raucous support, but they have won just five of 21 matches at home across the Bundesliga and Europe this season.

That will give the Hammers some hope, though they themselves have not been in particularly strong form in recent weeks.

David Moyes’ side produced a sensational performance in Lyon in the last round to continue their Europa League run – a repeat tonight would write this set of players into the club’s history books.

With Malik Ouzia in Frankfurt and kick-off at 8pm BST, follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below…

Live updates

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Moyes looking for big night in front of David Sr.

David Moyes is in no doubt that his West Ham side have what it takes to come from behind and reach the Europa League final – and has set his sights on extending his father’s European tour in the process.

Moyes’ 86-year-old father, David Snr., has travelled to watch his son’s side on several occasions during the Hammers first run to a major European semi-final since 1976 and will be at Deutsch Bank Park tonight.

“It would be special,” Moyes said, when asked what masterminding a turnaround in front of his dad would mean.

“It would be even better if it were the final! He wants it to be the final, so do I, and we all know when we get to 86 or 87 we’re all hoping somebody takes us to the football.

“The biggest thing is that he enjoys it, and for me that we get to the final.”

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First-leg recap…

A disastrous start and then very nearly an incredible ending for West Ham last week.

In between, they were unable to make the most of home advantage and it leaves them with a big task tonight – overcoming a 2-1 deficit in Frankfurt.

If only that Bowen overhead kick had gone in…

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Prediction

The Hammers pulled off a stunning away day masterclass at Lyon last month but Eintracht are a more wily opponent.

The first leg showed their ability to hurt West Ham on the counter and, if the game wears on without a goal for the visitors, they will be forced to come out of their comfort zone and open up.

A 1-0 Eintracht win.

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West Ham team news

Issa Diop was fit for the bench as West Ham lost to Arsenal on the weekend but Craig Dawson should beat him to the centre-back slot alongside Kurt Zouma after sitting out that game due to a ban.

Angelo Ogbonna (knee) is out with Ben Johnson a doubt after suffering a muscle injury.

Moyes made five changes to his side for the Arsenal defeat, having also rotated against Chelsea the previous week, making clear his intention to prioritise this competition.

The likes of Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio were rested and should come back into the side.

Predicted West Ham XI: Areola; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen; Antonio.

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Eintracht Frankfurt team news

Evan Ndicka and Kristijan Jakic should return for Eintracht after missing the first leg through suspension.

Filip Kostic will once again be a threat on the left wing, along with Ansgar Knauff who scored from the other flank last week.

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How to watch Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here, with Malik Ouzia in Germany to provide expert analysis.

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Good evening!

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham!

It’s the second leg of the semi-final clash, with Eintracht holding a narrow 2-1 lead after victory in London last week.

West Ham know they need victory in Germany tonight if they are to reach the Europa League final.

We’ll have all the latest updates and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from the Deutsche Bank Park.

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