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West Ham United vs Freiburg Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
13 March 2024, 14:45

In the face of the second match of this tie, Freiburg surprisingly comes to London with an advantage of one goal, securing a 1-0 win at their own field in the 81th minute. Freiburg and West Ham had already met during the group stage and both times the Hammers were better (2-0, 2-1). David Moyes admitted that the loss in Germany can be attributed to the relative underestimation and assured the fans that the team is ready to fight till the end. The bravado also came from Christian Streich, pointing out that Freiburg did not come to defend the advantage of the first match. With both coaches tune such spirits before the match, it is possible to expect an interesting match that will decide the fate of one of the teams.

West Ham United vs Freiburg Preview 

West Ham United Preview

After the defeat in Germany, West Ham suffered another setback in the Premier League, playing 2-2 with the 19th placed Burnley. However, the positive signs were seen in the second half, when the Hammers came back from being 2-0 down and scored three goals (one was cancelled). In general, West Ham has positive results at the home ground with only two defeats this season out of 15 matches. At the same time, the Hammers have much more options for rotation and the class of the players is higher than the opponent's, which brings some optimism to fans. Moyes emphasised that this match will be in sharp contrast to the first leg and looking at the second half with Burnley this indeed can be considered not as simple bravado.

Freiburg Preview 

Given the two losses to West Ham during the group stage, Freiburg was considered an outsider in this tie. In addition to it, not everything went smoothly in the Bundesliga, where the team was in decline after the beginning of the new calendar year. However, after clinging to a draw with Bayern Munich (2-2) several rounds ago, it seems like Christian Stretch's players got a serious morale boost, resulting in the win in the first match and defeating Bochum (2-1) in the last round of Bundesliga. Now, Freiburg is able to compete for the European Cup spot in the next season, in addition to potential promotion to the next round of Europa League. However, it will be hard to maintain the momentum given that the team’s resources are limited.

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Best odds: West Ham United vs Freiburg

Betting Tips for West Ham United vs Freiburg

West Ham United to Win

West Ham, despite the loss in the first match, still possess all the chances to advance to the next round. Depth of the squad, class of the players, and experience of the manager - all of these factors can contribute to the promotion of the English team further. Unibet gives 1.76 for this West Ham United vs Freiburg prediction.

Both Teams to Score

Freiburg will not come to sit in the defence, as it was emphasised by Streich. Moreover, the team is not doing well defensively, which always pushes Freiburg to find its chances near the opponent's net. West Ham will need to push, which can potentially open the room for counter attacks, thus opening the chances for both teams to score. West Ham United vs. Freiburg odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.81.

West Ham Total Corners Over 5.5

Given the need of the Hammers to attack, there is little doubt that the team will actively start the match and will try to push till the end. West Ham has favourable statistics in terms of corners, with an average of 5.7 in Europa League. Playing dominating football will likely be the scenario of the upcoming match for the hosts, entailing a large number of corners taken. Unibet gives 1.67 for this West Ham vs. Freiburg tıp.

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