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West Ham v Anderlecht: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

West Ham can confirm qualification to the Europa Conference League knockouts when they welcome Anderlecht to the London Stadium on Thursday night.

West Ham v Anderlecht: Betting tips

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West Ham v Anderlecht: Predictions

West Ham v Anderlecht: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 20/23 with Betfair
Correct score 2-0 11/2 with HollywoodBets
First Goalscorer Said Benrahma 13/1 with Bet365

It’s been a flawless Europa Conference League campaign so far for West Ham. David Moyes’ side sit atop Group B with three wins from three and can confirm qualification to the knockouts with another triumph over Anderlecht on Thursday. Their most recent bout, occurring in Brussels last week, saw the Hammers ran out 1-0 victors thanks to a Gianluca Scamacca precision strike 10 minutes from time.

That match-winning finish from the Italian ensured West Ham maintained their perfect start to this continental season. Wins over Silkeborg and FCSB have also been recorded to ensure they’ve consolidated first in a group that had banana-skin potential. Anderlecht currently sit in second and will be determined to put on a show this Thursday to avoid potentially dropping down the table with Silkeborg breathing down their necks.


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West Ham v Anderlecht match stats

With the recent form and rise to prominence of Scamacca, Michail Antonio may be utilised more in the cups for the foreseeable future, as he was in Belgium last week. Moyes will likely give the Jamaica international another starting berth having kept him on the bench in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Fulham, in which he emerged from the sidelines to score the third. The 32-year-old is currently second, behind only Scamacca, as West Ham’s top scorer this campaign.

One man who really captured the imagination at Lotto Park last week was Flynn Downes. The summer signing from Swansea has been given scant chances to prove his worth in the Premier League, but he’s taken to the European circuit like a duck to water when handed a chance by Moyes. Billed as the obvious successor to Mark Noble, given his boyhood love for West Ham, there are distinct parallels in Downes’ game that resemble the former captain.

Able to turn on a sixpence and negotiate his way out of tight pockets of space, Downes has all the attributes of an elite tempo-setter. In fact, he has so far started nine sequences that have ended with a shot in the Conference League this season, more than any other player in the competition.

West Ham v Anderlecht: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: West Ham 2-0 Anderlecht

West Ham v Anderlecht odds


West Ham v Anderlecht head-to-head

06 Oct 2022 – Anderlecht 0-1 West Ham – Europa Conference League

05 May 1976 – Anderlecht 4-2 West Ham – UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup

It was a tight affair in Brussels last week as West Ham ran out with a slender triumph. Scamacca bagged the pivotal goal from a delectable Lucas Paqueta pass, while Alphonse Areola earned his corn at the opposite end of the field after denying Fabio Silva from close range with a reflex save of uncanny proportions.

Find the latest Europa Conference League winner odds for the 2023/2024 season here:

Europa Conference League Outright Odds

Team Bet365
Aston Villa 3/1
Fiorentina 11/2
Eintracht Frankfurt 9/1
Ajax 12/1
Lille 12/1
Real Betis 12/1
Fenerbahce 14/1
Club Brugge 16/1
PAOK 20/1
*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds within this article are accurate at the time of writing (12:30, 25/01/2024). BeGambleAware.

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