On Thursday, West Ham will host Genk at the London Stadium and they will look to keep their perfect start to the 2021-22 Europa League alive. The Hammers have won both games without surrendering a goal so far while the visitors are in third place after one win and one loss. Here is everything you need to know about West Ham vs Genk football prediction for the Europa League match of the season.
David Moyes hopes to have Mark Noble and Tomas Soucek available for this match although Alex Kral is out with COVID-19.
Ben Johnson appears to be a safe bet to keep his spot at right-back with Vladimir Coufal unlikely to return and Ryan Fredericks still out.
Moyes has started Michail Antonio in both of West Ham’s Europa League games so far, indicating that he wants to finish the competition as soon as possible.
For starting positions in attack Manuel Lanzini, Nikola Vlasic, and Andriy Yarmolenko are vying.
Following a red card in the Europa League, last time out Daniel Munoz has been suspended by Genk. For the away side, Angelo Preciado will fill in at right-back.
West Ham vs Genk Prediction
The Hammers have gotten off to a flying start in Group H with back-to-back 2-0 victories over Dinamo Zagreb and Rapid Wien and David Moyes wants to get West Ham into the knockout stages as soon as possible.
In all competitions, Genk has lost three games in a row and four of their past five. They were blasted 3-0 by Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League last time out, and they are heavy underdogs now.
In West Ham’s last four games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Europa League).
West Ham United possible starting lineup: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio
Genk possible starting lineup: Vandevoordt; Arteaga, McKenzie, Sadick, Lucumi; Heynen, Hrosovsky; Ito, Bongonda, Ugbo; Onuachu
Our Prediction: West Ham United 2-0 Genk