While David Moyes’ side have obviously now dropped down a competition on the continent, the manner in which the London Stadium took to European nights last season could help to lift morale this term.
After a slow start to the domestic campaign, there is a real feeling that Moyes’ team are in a position to push for glory in the Conference League.
The sight of an emotional Jose Mourinho lifting the inaugural trophy last season gave the third-tier tournament some added prestige and few would doubt that making a serious play for success in it would be yet another highlight for West Ham.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs FCSB is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time on Thursday September 8, 2022.
The London Stadium in Stratford will host the contest.
Where to watch West Ham vs FCSB
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2, with coverage beginning at 7:45pm, after Arsenal’s Europa League meeting with FC Zurich.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the match live online via the BT Sport website and app.
West Ham vs FCSB team news
West Ham’s Ben Johnson is expected to miss the game as a result of a hamstring injury, while Aaron Cresswell has recently been suffering with a groin problem. Gianluca Scamacca could make his return after illness.
Tomas Soucek has a foot issue, while Craig Dawson is still working towards full fitness.
“[Scamacca’s] only just started training so I’m going to work towards him getting back if we can,” manager David Moyes said.
“We hope we can get him back but he’s really not been well for ten days, so if he’s fully fit I’d be very surprised. But certainly he’s trained today and he’s getting closer to full fitness.
“Craig Dawson’s back out training. He’s not been out training long, he’s finding his way back in but he’s getting back in amongst it now. He’s probably not fit enough [to start].”
West Ham vs FCSB prediction
After a busy summer spree, as well as West Ham’s form at home during their European run last season, Moyes will be confident in his side.
West Ham to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two clubs have never previously met in a competitive fixture.