Europa League 2021-22: Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham prediction and betting tips (May 5)
Eintracht Frankfurt are a step closer to the 2021-22 Europa League final. They host West Ham in the second leg of the semi-final clash. The German side is feeling confident for the win.
Daichi Kamada (Eintracht) is the team's top scorer in the UEL
Daichi Kamada (Eintracht) is the team's top scorer in the UEL
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Eintracht Frankfurt play West Ham United in the semi-final of the 2021-22 Europa League. This is the second leg of the tie.

The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 5 May 2022. The match venue is Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany.

Latest odds on betting sites

Eintracht Frankfurt to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.25 (+225; 9/4), while West Ham to win odds are priced at 2.90 (+190; 19/10).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Eintracht Frankfurt — 40%, draw — 26%, West Ham — 34%.

Latest betting odds on Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham (5 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (0.0 on Eintracht Frankfurt — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on West Ham — 2.08 (+108; 27/25)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/1)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)

Match preview and statistics

Eintracht Frankfurt have two wins, two losses and a draw in the last five matches. They lost 0-2 to Bayer Leverkusen in their last match.

They had 45% possession, 0.39 xG, nine total shots, four shots on target, 416 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, one offside and four corners in the match.

Paulinho gave Leverkusen the lead in the 18th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Moussa Diaby following a fast break. Patrik Schick doubled their lead in the 51st minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Diaby.

Eintracht Frankfurt team news: Christopher Lenz, Giant Ramaj and Jesper Lindstrom are sidelined due to injuries, while Erik Durm is doubtful due to illness.

West Ham United have now lost three consecutive matches. They have only one win in the previous five games. The Hammers lost 1-2 to Arsenal in their last game.

Rob Holding opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a header past Fabianski into the back of the net, assisted by Bukayo Saja with a good delivery from corner. Jarred Bowen levelled the scores in the 45th minute.

Following a cross, his first touch set him up nicely and the slightest nick off Gabriel got out of reach for Aaron Ramsdale into the net, assisted by Vladimir Coufal with the volley cross.

Gabriel scored the match winner for the Gunners in the 54th minute of the second half with a header from the far post into the goal, assisted by Gabriel Martinelli with a great cross.

Team statistics: 57% possession, 0.63 expected goal (xG), eight total shots, 503 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, three shots on target, seven fouls committed, one offside, three corners and two yellow cards.

West Ham team news: Angelo Ogbonna and Ben Johnson are sidelined due to injuries.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham H2H

Frankfurt won 2-1 in the first leg of the fixture. Ansgar Knauff scored the match opener in the first minute of the game, Michail Antonio pulled one back for the Hammers in the 21st minute, but a goal from Daichi Kamada won the game for Die Adler.

Lineups and key players

Eintracht Frankfurt projected starting lineup:

  • Kevin Trapp
  • Tuta
  • Martin Hinteregger
  • Almamy Toure
  • Ansger Knauff
  • Sebastian Rode
  • Djibril Sos
  • Filip Sow
  • Jens Petter Hauge
  • Daichi Kamada
  • Rafael Santos Borre

Daichi Kamada is the key player to watch out for. He is the team's top scorer in the UEL with five goals and an assist in 11 games. Kamada scored the match winner in the first leg against Frankfurt. Expecting a good performance from him in this home game.

West Ham United projected starting lineup:

  • Alphonse Areola
  • Ben Johnson
  • Craig Dawson
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Aaron Cresswell
  • Tomas Soucek
  • Declan Rice
  • Jarrod Bowen
  • Manuel Lanzini
  • Said Benrahma

Jarrod Bowen is the key player to watch out for. He has three goals and an assist in eight games in the Europa League this season. Bowen scored a goal in their last match against Arsenal. He looks forward to scoring in this match.

Prediction and betting tips

The home team are not at their best heading into this game, but their performance in Europe is very good. Even before they defeated Barcelona in the quarter-finals. The same thing is happening going into the second leg, it isn’t advisable to look down on them. Frankfurt have the home advantage heading into this match.

West Ham are having a bad run of games, three losses in a row and no win in four matches. Their Europa League journey isn’t over yet for David Moyes’s team. It’s a one-goal deficit and they can still overturn it.

Predictions for this game are Eintracht Frankfurt to win and over 2.5 goals. Frankfurt are having a good run in Europe so far. They have done a good job by getting a win in England. It’ll be easier for them to win a home.

Betting prediction: Eintracht Frankfurt to win

Odds: 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

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Eintracht Frankfurt — West Ham
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