Larnaca vs West Ham Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 09/03/2023

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UEFA Europa Conference League - AEK Arena

4th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Larnaca welcome West Ham to the AEK Arena – George Karapatakis in the Europa Conference League on Thursday, March 9th. West Ham are odds-on favourites to secure a solid first-leg result in Cyprus. Read our Europa Conference League predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Larnaca vs West Ham

Can West Ham leave their domestic woes behind when they travel to take on Cypriot outfit Larnaca in the Europa Conference League on Thursday? Read our top Larnaca vs West Ham predictions for this week’s fixture below.

West Ham to Win

West Ham suffered their 14th Premier League defeat of the campaign when they were torn to shreds by Brighton (4-0) at the weekend, though the Irons should be able to muster a response against minnows Larnaca in the Europa Conference League’s Round of 16 on Thursday. West Ham have won 100% of their eight assignments in the competitions so far, and they should have far too much class in their armoury for a low-level Larnaca side to match. With that in mind, our first Larnaca vs West Ham prediction forecasts an away win.

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Over 1.5 West Ham Goals

The second of our football predictions today delves into the always-popular goals markets, where West Ham are available at a generous price to net over 1.5 times on Thursday. In eight Europa Conference League fixtures so far this season, the Londoners notched two or more goals six times and David Moyes’s team seem to be several levels above the rest of what is a weak field in the tournament. Expect West Ham to create and convert more chances in Cyprus this week.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Larnaca vs West Ham

View our selection of stats for Thursday’s duel featuring Larnaca – West Ham below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.

Head to Head

16/03/23

UEFA Europa Conference League CON

West Ham

West Ham

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

4

0

Last Five - AEK Larnaca

17/02/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

Anorthosis Famagusta

Anorthosis Famagusta

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

0

1

W

14/02/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

AEL Limassol

AEL Limassol

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

2

3

W

10/02/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

Apollon Limassol

Apollon Limassol

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

2

1

L

05/02/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

Apoel Nicosia

Apoel Nicosia

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

2

2

D

31/01/24

Cyprus Division 1 Cyprus

Omonia Nicosia

Omonia Nicosia

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca

1

2

W

Last Five - West Ham

17/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

West Ham

West Ham

2

0

L

11/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Arsenal

Arsenal

West Ham

West Ham

6

0

L

04/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd

Man Utd

West Ham

West Ham

3

0

L

01/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

West Ham

West Ham

1

1

D

21/01/24

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

West Ham

West Ham

2

2

D

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Larnaca vs West Ham odds and probability figures ahead of Thursday’s first-leg showdown below.

Larnaca odds: 4/1 (2.0) – 20%

Draw odds: 59/20 (3.95) – 25.3%

West Ham odds: 13/20 (1.65) – 60.6%

West Ham will kick-off Thursday’s game as odds-on favourites to win and the Irons have a 60.6% chance of recording a victory according to the latest probability figures. Over 2.5 goals meanwhile, is priced at 21/20 (2.05 – 48.8% probability) this week, while West Ham’s Gianluca Scamacca, who has scored four times in the Europa Conference League this season, is available at 13/10 (2.3 – 43.5%) to notch anytime again.

Larnaca vs West Ham Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Larnaca vs West Ham lineups and team news for Thursday’s Europa League meeting below.

Larnaca

Angel Garcia and Pere Pons are both suspended for Larnaca this week and cannot feature against West Ham. Head Coach Jose Luis Oltra has decisions to make over who will replace that duo, though Nicolas Engelzou and Rafail Mamas are favourites to slot into the Cypriots' XI.

Predicted Lineup for Larnaca: Piric – Rosales, Milicevic, Gonzalez, Engelzou – Faraj, Ledes, Mamas, Jakolis – Trickovski, Lopes

West Ham

West Ham have few injury concerns this week, though manager David Moyes is expected to ring the changes on Thursday to keep his troops fresh for more pressing matters in the Premier League's battle for survival. Flynn Downes, Aaron Cresswell and Gianluca Scamacca are among those hoping to play.

Predicted Lineup for West Ham: Areola – Johnson, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Cresswell – Downes, Rice, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahman, Scamacca

Player to Watch – Gianluca Scamacca

Gianluca Scamacca’s chances to shine in the Premier League have become sparse, however, the Italian has been the Irons’ go-to-guy in the Europa Conference League this term. The Italian striker has already scored four times for West Ham in the competition and the 24-year-old could boost that tally even further on Thursday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca
4-2-3-1
1
Kenan Piric
ba
5
Ismael Casas
es
15
Hrvoje Milicevic
ba
4
Nenad Tomovic
rs
21
Nikos Englezou
cy
66
Rafail Mamas
cy
7
Gus Ledes
pt
16
Roberto Rosales
ve
6
Oier
es
44
Marin Jakolis
hr
12
Rafael Lopes
pt
Substitutes
38
Ioakeim Toumpas
cy
11
Imad Faraj
fr
30
Henry Bates Andreou
cy
40
Dimitrios Stylianidis
cy
29
Giorgos Naoum
cy
24
Kypros Christoforou
cy
10
Ivan Trickovski
mk
99
Nemanja Nikolic
hu
51
Omri Altman
il
3
Mikel Gonzalez de Martin Martinez
es

West Ham

West Ham
5-3-2
13
Alphonse Areola
fr
24
Thilo Kehrer
de
4
Kurt Zouma
fr
27
Nayef Aguerd
ma
3
Aaron Cresswell
gb
8
Pablo Fornals
es
12
Flynn Downes
gb
41
Declan Rice
gb
10
Manuel Lanzini
ar
9
Michail Antonio
jm
22
Said Benrahma
dz
Substitutes
47
Krisztian Hegyi
hu
49
Joseph Anang
gb
21
Angelo Ogbonna
it
11
Lucas Paqueta
br
33
Emerson
it
7
Gianluca Scamacca
it
20
Jarrod Bowen
gb
28
Tomas Soucek
cz
18
Danny Ings
gb
14
Maxwel Cornet
ci
2
Ben Johnson
gb

Larnaca vs West Ham Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Larnaca vs West Ham prediction

  • Is this fixture being shown live on TV? Larnaca vs West Ham will be screened live on BT Sport 3 in the UK.
  • What time does this fixture kick off? The game is scheduled to start at 17:45 BST.
  • Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game? We recommend taking a glance at the odds provided by Stake and Ladbrokes for Thursday’s contest. Make sure to check out our Larnaca vs West Ham prediction near the top of this page.
  • Who will be the referee in charge of the Larnaca vs West Ham Europa Conference League encounter on Thursday, 9th March 2023? Norwegian referee, Espen Eskas will be the man in charge when Larnaca hosts West Ham in the Europa League clash. It will be his 6th assignment in the Europa Conference League. Eskas averages 4.8 yellow cards in the Europa Conference League where he has issued 1 red card and awarded 1 penalty in 5 games.
  • Where will AEK Larnaca host West Ham for the game and what is the seating capacity of the match venue?  AEK Arena in Larnaca, Cyprus is the match venue. The stadium has a seating capacity of 8,000.
  • Who is the hosting coach and how has he performed so far since taking over at AEK Larnaca? The hosting coach is Jose Luis Oltra. The Spanish tactician averages 1.88 points after seeing out 41 matches with Larnaca of 23 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses.  He usually uses a 4-2-3-1 formation in most of his matches.

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