West Ham and Dinamo Zagreb face off on Thursday in Matchday 6 in Group H of the Europa League at London Stadium. When these two teams faced off on September 16th it was West Ham that was able to win 2-0.
West Ham United currently sits in 1st place in Group H having picked up 13 points. West Ham’s last game in the Europa League came against Rapid Wein and it was a comfortable 2-0 victory. Since that point, West Ham has played to one draw, one victory, and one loss. In that last game against a very good Chelsea defense. West Ham was able to put up three goals. During the Europa League, West Ham has given up only two goals total and in this game, it’s going to be about the defense locking down again.
Dinamo Zagreb currently sits in 2nd place in the standings having picked up seven points in Group H. The last game inside the Europa League was against Genk and the two teams played to a 1-1 draw. Since that point, they have played to one win, and the other two games ended in a loss. In the last game against Hajduk Split the offense couldn’t get anything going and that led to the 2-0 defeat. They only managed two shots on goal during the game and that led to the defeat. During the Europa League this season, they have scored eight goals while their defense has given up six goals.
West Ham United’s defense has been strong in the Europa League and they are going to continue that success in this game. Look for Dinamo Zagreb to struggle to score, and that will be the difference in this game. West Ham is going to score a goal or two, and that will be enough to win this game on the money line.