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West Ham vs Silkeborg: Our top betting tips
West Ham can top the group with a good result here. Will they get it? Find out with our West Ham vs Silkeborg match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
West Ham to win but they will concede
We kick off our predictions for this game by backing West Ham to win but we're also throwing in the tip that both teams will score; that combo makes the odds a lot more appealing than a straight Hammers win in the 1X2 market. These two played out an entertaining five goal thriller back in September, which West Ham won 3-2, and we can see a not too dissimilar game unfolding here. West Ham have won each of their last five home games but have notably conceded in three of them. Silkeborg meanwhile have won just twice in their last five away games but have scored in each of those games netting a total of 13 goals.
Going over 2.5 goals
We've already made the prediction that both teams will score in this game and we now delve into the total goals market as we back them to deliver a game with at least three goals in. West Ham have gone over the 2.5 mark in three of their last five home games averaging 3.0 goals per game. Silkeborg have seen four of their last five away games go north of the 2.5 cut off but with a staggering game average of 4.0 per match. Of course, you've then got to consider that the last meeting between these two sides produced five goals. It's a banker for going north of 2.5; isn't it?
Here are the key stats & form guide for West Ham vs Silkeborg
Top two to throwdown
West Ham are already assured of their place in the knockout phase of this competition with Silkeborg, who still have work to do, in second. The Hammers will, however, confirm top spot if they avoid defeat here meaning there is plenty to play for. Admittedly, they probably will win the group regardless of this match but to do so in front of their own fans and with a game to spare would be a really nice touch.
West Ham are cruising in this competition and, therefore, a few changes are possible for this match. Connor Coventry could come into the side for his first start for the club.
West Ham Predicted lineup – Areola, Emerson, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell, Coventry, Rice, Downes, Lanzini, Coufal, Scamacca
Silkeborg know that a result here is crucial if they're to face a straight shootout for second place with Anderlecht next time out. Gustav Dahl and Niclas Pedersen – both midfielder players – are out injured.
Silkeborg Predicted lineup – Larsen, Engel, Felix, Salquist, Sonne, Klynge, Thordarson, Brink, Kusk, Helenius, Jorgensen
A quickfire FAQ on West Ham vs Silkeborg
- Where is the match being hosted? – London Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – West Ham
- What time does the match kick off? 20:00 GMT