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West Ham United vs Leeds United

May 21, 2023

1:30 pm GMT+1

West Ham United vs Leeds United match preview

West Ham United: European finalists once again.

On Thursday night, the Hammers saw off AZ Alkmaar in the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League.

Having won the first leg 2-1 in at home, the Irons looked set to earn the draw they needed at AFAS Stadion until, in the 93rd minute, Pablo Fornals raced clear and slotted home the clincher, sparking wild celebrations.

That goal means David Moyes’ men have won 13 of 14 European matches this season, drawing the other.

So, in 17 days time, West Ham will take on Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League Final in Prague.

This’ll be just the club’s third final on the continent, beating 1860 Munich in the Cup Winners’ Cup of 1965, before losing to Anderlecht in the same competition 11 years later.

Before then, Moyes’ team have two Premier League fixtures to fulfil, knowing safety is all but mathematically assured, having beaten Manchester United 1-0 in their most-recent home league game a fortnight ago.

Thus, this game is all about Leeds United and their bid to beat the drop.

Last weekend, the Whites played out a chaotic, thoroughly entertaining 2-2 draw with Newcastle at Elland Road.

Luke Ayling broke the deadlock, Patrick Bamford then saw a tame penalty saved before Rasmus Kristensen’s deflected shot ensured Leeds didn’t leave empty handed.

This draw though means they remain the relegation zone, one point above Leicester but one below Everton and safety.

On the final day, Sam Allardyce’s men welcome Tottenham to West Yorkshire, a more than winnable game, but require a result in East London to ensure their fate is in their own hands.

This game will see Allardyce face one of his many former clubs, guiding West Ham to promotion in 2012, followed by three comfortable mid-table finishes.

So, can Big Sam get one over his former employers, with Leeds in desperate need of three points at the London Stadium.

West Ham United team news

David Moyes named the exact same XI for both legs against AZ, making nine changes for last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford in-between.

After a hard-fought, energy-sapping victory in the Netherlands on Thursday, a similarly mix-and-match team could be deployed here.

Łukasz Fabiański will return in goal, with Angelo Ogbonna, Ben Johnson, Emerson, Flynn Downes, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals and Danny Ings also all potentially coming in too, having done so last weekend.

Striker Gianluca Scamacca is the only player currently injured.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Fabiański; Johnson, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Emerson; Downes, Souček, Lanzini; Cornet, Fornals, Ings.

Leeds United team news

Junior Firpo is suspended, following his red card last Saturday, so Pascal Struijk will come in at left-back.

Sam Greenwood was given a surprise start against Newcastle but, having been hooked at half time, Adam Forshaw is set to be back in here.

Winger Jack Harrison scored a hat-trick in Leeds’ last visit to the London Stadium, a dramatic 3-2 victory in January 2022.

Predicted XI (4-5-1): Robles; Ayling, Kristensen, Wöber, Struijk; McKennie, Koch, Forshaw, Harrison, Rodrigo; Bamford.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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