West Ham United vs Viborg FF
West Ham United to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO- 11/4!
West Ham United enjoyed countless memorable nights in Europe last season, so will this be the start of another historic run?
Last time round, the Hammers beat GNK Dinamo, Genk, Rapid Wien, Sevilla and Olympique Lyonnais en route to the Europa League semi-finals.
Once there, they came unstuck against Eintracht Frankfurt, but this was the club’s best run in Europe since losing the 1976 Cup Winners’ Cup Final against Anderlecht.
With that experience behind them, the Irons are dreaming of lifting a first continental trophy since the Cup Winners’ Cup 57 years ago.
David Moyes’ men are actually pointless in the Premier League right now, having lost 2-0 to Manchester City and then 1-0 at Nottingham Forest.
Also, with infamous defeats to Astra Giurgiu in both 2014 and 2015 fresh in their memories, West Ham fans will take nothing for granted here.
Nevertheless, the Hammers are big favourites to get through this one, looking to take a healthy lead to Denmark next Thursday.
As for Viborg FF, this is, without doubt, the biggest match of their modest European history.
The Greens are competing on the continent for just the second time this season, previously doing so in 2000.
To get this far, they’ve overcome Sūduva Marijampolė 2-0 and then Bóltfelagið 1936 Tórshavn 5-1.
In the previous round, they won 3-0 at home before last Thursday’s 2-1 victory at Tórsvøllur.
This though is, almost literally, a completely different ball game; an empathic home win should be on the cards at the London Stadium.