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West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Europa League preview

After an upwardly mobile journey under David Moyes, his team are now just three matches away from making history, though face another tough two-legged test against a side who took out Barcelona in the quarters.

Like West Ham, Frankfurt appear to be putting all of their eggs in the Europa League basket. Sitting in mid-table in the Bundesliga, attentions are firmly on this one from both camps.

A fascinating game and one that could make either set of players legends in their own rights, it’s going to be some occasion at the London Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s fixture…

Date, kick-off time and venue

West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time tonight, Thursday April 28, 2022.

The London Stadium in Stratford, east London will host the fixture.

Where to watch West Ham v Eintracht Frankfurt

TV channel: In the UK, West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Coverage begins at 7pm.

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

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Jack Rosser and Dan Kilpatrick will be in attendance at the London Stadium.

West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt team news

West Ham are in the midst of a defensive crisis. While Craig Dawson’s red card against Chelsea means little in a Europa League context, Moyes is short on numbers defensively with Kurt Zouma, Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop all sidelined.

To that end, Ben Johnson and Aaron Cresswell will likely operate centrally in a three-man defensive line tonight. Declan Rice, Alphonse Areola, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio will all surely be recalled, meanwhile.

For Frankfurt, Makoto Hasebe will likely replace Evan Ndicka after his red card against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

West Ham vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction

Even despite their defensive problems, West Ham managed to make life difficult for Chelsea and have been so strong at home in this European campaign.

We are backing them for another famous, hard-fought victory in front of their own fans that will live long in the memory.

West Ham to win 1-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

West Ham wins: 1

Draws: 0

Eintracht Frankfurt wins: 1

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