Michael Owen is tipping Eintracht Frankfurt to progress to the Europa League last on the expense of West Ham United on Thursday evening.
The Hammers are getting ready for a vital showdown in Germany after having misplaced the primary leg of the semi-final tie 2-1 in entrance of their residence followers on the London Stadium final week.
David Moyes’ aspect are bidding to achieve their first European last in 46 years however must come from behind to take action, with targets from Ansgar Knauff and Daichi Kamada handing the Bundesliga aspect the benefit within the first leg regardless of Michail Antonio’s equaliser final week.
Frankfurt, in the meantime, are bidding to achieve their first European last in 42 years and maintain the benefit heading into the return leg in Germany on Thursday evening.
Former Liverpool FC and England star Owen feels that the house aspect can have barely an excessive amount of for Moyes’ males on Thursday evening and he’s tipping the house aspect to progress on the Hammers’ expense.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen stated: “That was a irritating evening in London for West Ham final week.
“Frankfurt are an organised, onerous to beat aspect although they usually all the time seemed a risk on the counter by means of the likes of Kostic and Kamada specifically. They knocked out Barcelona within the final spherical for a purpose.
“West Ham will probably be on the lookout for the same away journey to the one in Lyon within the final spherical. They only didn’t threaten Frankfurt sufficient and the targets appear to have dried up on this aspect. Other than Bowen, I fear the place the targets are coming from.
“I’d love West Ham to undergo, however I worry for them in Germany. Frankfurt have a superb assist, and this could possibly be a irritating evening in Germany for them. I’m leaning in the direction of a 1-1 draw.”
Latest historical past doesn’t favour the Hammers heading into this sport. The east London aspect have misplaced three of the 4 earlier European ties by which they have been defeated at residence within the first leg, their solely comeback success in opposition to Metz within the 1999 Intertoto Cup last.
The winner of Thursday evening’s tie will tackle both RB Leipzig or Rangers within the Europa League last.
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