West Ham vs. Rapid Wien 9/30/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Rapid Wien at West Ham United
September 30, 2021 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: West Ham United -370 / Rapid Wien +850 // Total: 2.5 Goals
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West Ham and Rapid Wien face off on Thursday in a key Europa League group stage showdown at London Stadium. 

West Ham currently sits in 1st place in Group H having picked up three points. West Ham opened up their season against Dinamo Zagreb on September 16th with a 2-0 victory. Michail Antonio opened up the scoring in the 21st minute, and never looked back as they cruised to the victory. West Ham had 14 shots with five of those shots going on goal. Since that point, West Ham has won two of the games, and the other game ended in a loss. Over the weekend, West Ham faced off with Leeds United and although they fell behind 1-0, they were able to score two goals after the 67th minute to come away with a victory. 

On the other side of this matchup is Rapid Wien who sit in third place in Group H having picked up zero points. They opened up their season against Genk, and they were competitive in that game, but in the 92nd minute, they gave up a goal to cost them picking up a point. Since that point, they have played three games and lost two of them. In the last game against SK Sturm Graz, they weren’t very competitive, giving up three goals and that led to the defeat. In this game if they want any chance to come away with a victory, the defense is going to need to be a whole lot better. 

Rapid Wien knows they have their backs against the wall going against West Ham, and I expect they are going to take a very defensive approach in this game. West Ham is going to score a goal, but I don’t think they are going to run up the score in this game. Look for a 1-0 or 2-0 type of game, and the under will cash.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under 2.5 Goals

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