SK Rapid Wien and West Ham United face off on Thursday in a UEFA Europa League group stage showdown at Allianz Stadion. These two teams faced off back in September, and West Ham won that game 2-0. Rapid Wien could only manage one shot on goal in that game which led to the defeat.
West Ham currently sits in 1st place in Group H having picked up 10 points. West Ham’s last game in the Europa League was on November 4th against Genk, and West Ham played to a 2-2 draw. Said Benrahama scored two goals in the 59th and 82nd minute to manage to pick up a point. West Ham had seven shots on target and 51 percent of the possession, but the defense did have some issues. In the last game for West Ham overall it was a struggle against the Wolves. They only managed three shots on goal, and in this game, they need to try to get better scoring chances in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Rapid Wien who sit in 4th place in the group having picked up three points. They have had issues in the Europa League this season and in the last game against Dinamo Zagreb they really struggled giving up three goals, and that led to the defeat. At times all season overall, the defense has been an issue, and in the following game in league play against Wolfsburg, the defense gave up three goals. In the last game overall, Rapid Wein found a way to come away with the 1-0 victory over Altach. They scored a goal in the 47th minute and that was enough to come away with a victory.
Rapid Wien has had issues with the offense, and their defense has also had issues keeping goals out of the back of the net. West Ham is going to score a couple of goals, and SK Rapid Wien is going to have no answer for them. Back West Ham to win this game on the money line.