Rapid Vienna vs West Ham Prediction & Match Preview

Rapid Vienna vs West Ham Europa League Prediction by Leaguelane

Rapid Vienna vs West Ham United
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Kick-off at 17:45 UK/ 18:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadion.

Not only have been West Ham tearing it apart in the Premier League, but they have also raced to the top of their Europa table – and that too with an unbeaten record.

They already have a four-point lead over the second-placed Dinamo, and they could confirm themselves as the group champions with a win this Thursday.

Going on, since they are pitted against the dead-last placed Rapid Vienna, who have easily been the worst of the lot, the expectation is that the English team will be posting three points on the board at the end of the game.

Rapid Vienna vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse encounter had ended in a 2-0 win for the Hammers.
  • Rapid Vienna were winless in eight of their eleven encounters against other EPL teams.
  • They had conceded a total of eight goals from their last three meeting against other English foes.
  • It’s been 12 years since they have managed a win against an EPL opponent, and it had come against Aston Villa.

Rapid Vienna vs West Ham Prediction & Analysis

Vienna lost 3-1 on the road the last match-day in the Europa, against Dinamo. They had also lost two of their past three fixtures, and were winless in 11 of their former 16 games.

They had conceded three or more goals in two of their last three matches, and they have managed to keep a single clean sheet at home since August.

On the other hand, West Ham recorded a 2-2 draw on the road against Genk in their latest Europa game. They have lost just thrice this whole season, and two of these defeats had come against Manchester United, and Wolves in the PL.

Going on, they were unbeaten in 17 of their previous 18 road trips, and in the process they had even gone on separate five-fixture, and four-game winning streaks.

Taking into account these observations, expect a win for West Ham, who come from the best league in Europe.

Key Stats for Betting

  • The Hammers are at the top of the table, and they have a 100% winning record, barring a draw against Genk.
  • They have scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the group, and they have conceded the least as well.
  • Meanwhile, Rapid have a 100% losing record barring their fixture against Dinamo Zagreb, and have scored the least number of goals in Group H as well.

Tips for Rapid Vienna vs West Ham

  • West Ham to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.40 (7/5)
  • Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).