Other than the upset of Arsenal in the EFL Cup round of 16 last week, West Ham United have looked, well, pedestrian lately. Actually, pedestrian might be too much of a compliment. The Hammers enter Thursday’s UEFA Europa League group stage clash against Olympiacos having lost the reverse fixture and now looking for revenge.
They had been perfect in Europe, up to that point. Domestically, their form has fallen off a cliff, after they began the campaign having taken 10 of the first 12 points possible.
West Ham v Olympiacos FYIs
Kickoff: Thurs. Nov. 9, 8pm, London Stadium
Competition: UEFA Europa League Group A Matchday 4 of 6
West Ham United Content: Starting XI Prediction Team News
UEL Group Standings: Olympiacos, 3rd, WDL 4 pts West Ham United 1st, LWW 6 pts
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Can manager David Moyes turn the ship around? Let’s take a look at what starting lineup he might pick here in order to get the Irons back on fire!
West Ham Starting XI Prediction vs Olympiacos (Europa League)
Lukasz Fabianski; Tilo Kehrer, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Angelo Ogbonna, Emerson Palmieri; Tomas Soucek, Pablo Fomals; James Ward-Prowse, Mohamed Kudus, Said Benrahma; Danny Ings
Prediction: West Ham United 2, Olympiacos 1
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