West Ham vs Genk
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: London Stadium.
Genk are struggling badly to find the right form these days. Not only did they lose 0-3 at home to Dinamo Zagreb in the previous round of the UEFA Europa League but they also suffered three defeats in the last four games in the domestic league.
The latest came on Sunday afternoon when they fell 2-0 away at Sporting Charleroi. A comprehensive home win has to be the way to go here.
West Ham vs Genk Head-to-head
These two teams did not cross each other’s paths in the recent history.
West Ham vs Genk Predictions & Analysis
West Ham United confirmed their favorite tags at the start of the UEFA Europa League campaign, beating both Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Vienna with an identical 2-0 scoreline in the opening two games.
They will be looking to seal the top spot in Group H with back-to-back victories over Genk in the upcoming double-header against the Belgian outfit.
The visitors share the second place in the group with Dinamo Zagreb but are in a very tough position after a demolishing 0-3 defeat to the Croatian champions in the previous round.
They have thus cancelled the opening round’s win away at Rapid Vienna and need to pull off something from the following two outings against the Hammers.
It will be much easier said than done, especially if we know that David Moyes clearly takes Europa League seriously.
The Scottish manager used Michail Antonio in the starting lineup in both matches so far in this competition. The likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Nikola Vlasic provide depth up front to replace Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Formals in the attacking midfielder spots.
West Ham are massive favorites here and they will go into the match in higher spirits following a 0-1 victory at Everton after the international break.
Key Stats for Betting
- West Ham have a perfect record of two wins in two matches so far with a goal difference of 4-0 in the process.
- They kept back-to-back clean sheets in the UEFA Europa League and they also kept their net untouched on Sunday away at Everton in the Premier League (a 0-1 win).
- Genk lost four of the last five games across competitions.
- They have failed to find the net in two of the last three matches in all competitions.