Rapid Wien go up against Premier League side, West Ham on Thursday in a game played out at Allianz Stadion. Tension is heating up as we have reached the penultimate round of the Europa League group stages.
Rapid Wien average 1.8 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Europa League, while also conceding an average of 1.6 goals a game. Playing with such attacking verve at present, they could prove a handful when going up against favourites West Ham this coming Thursday.
West Ham average 2.25 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Europa League, while also conceding an average of 0.5 goals a game. Unlike Rapid Wien, their numbers only apply for four matches, though.
West Ham rank among the teams who might make it all the way through to the final in Europa League. Getting through the group should offer few challenges, and they will be eager to claim first place. Let's take a look at some more predictions!
Rapid Wien vs West Ham stats and analysis
The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Currently, Rapid Wien to win pays out at 5.00, the best prize for a draw is 4.00, while an away win for The Irons returns you odds 1.61.
Rapid Wien go into their fifth Europa League group match on 3 points. To see the next round, they need to go all-in chasing a win. A draw is probably not enough to stay in the race for advancement, unless Lady Luck is on their side. A third-place finish is still a possibility, but the hosts want to stay in this tournament.
West Ham remains undefeated on 10 points after their first four Europa League matches this season. Naturally, they hope to keep their momentum going and challenge for the top spot in the group. A win here in the 5th round will keep them on course.
According to the bookmakers, West Ham are favourites to win. If one is in favour of the away win, the odds are currently at 1.61 on the visitors. This means the bookies predict, they are in with a 62% chance of beating Rapid Wien. Placing your bet on Rapid Wien, the best price at the time of writing lies at 5.00.
Stats and facts for Rapid Wien and West Ham.
- Rapid Wien conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Rapid Wien's last 10 of 12 matches;
- Rapid Wien scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Rapid Wien's last 2 of 4 matches.
- West Ham unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row;
- West Ham unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- West Ham scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in West Ham's last 4 of 6 matches.
Lineup Rapid Wien vs West Ham
Current form — Rapid Wien v. West Ham
Rapid Wien suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches, as they were run over by Dinamo Zagreb in a 3-1 defeat. Wolfsberger AC also proved too hard to handle, as they won 4-1, before Rapid Wien were able to strike back last time out in a 1-0 win against Altach.
West Ham have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 2-2 draw with Genk, before claiming 3 points in a 3-2 win against Liverpool. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wolves.
Rapid Wien v. West Ham — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, The Irons came away as winners back in September 2021 in a match in the Europa League. Rapid Wien have been able to win 0% of their last 1 encounter against upcoming West Ham in the Europa League. In other words, they have a 0-0-1 recent record, with the latter winning 100% of the matches.
The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Currently, Rapid Wien to win pays out at 5.00, the best prize for a draw is 4.00, while an away win for The Hammers returns you odds 1.61.
Rapid Wien will look to Ercan Kara to once again add some much-needed goals to the scenario. He has been their most prolific marksman, with 2 goals in their previous 6 games. Keep an eye out for Said Benrahma to provide West Ham with the thing every football-team needs: goals. He has been on the right spot 3 times in 6 previous games.