At Thursday night’s Europa-Park Stadion, familiar opponents Freiburg and West Ham United will square off in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 contest.

Freiburg x West Ham

Both teams have played each other once this season in the Europa League’s Group A, with the Hammers emerging victorious.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
West Ham to win: ⚽2.72 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score : 🥅1.70 at 1xbet
Jarrod Bowen to score anytime: ✅2.75 at Sportybet

Freiburg and West Ham: Previous Games 

Freiburg, coached by Christian Streich, has faltered since the start of the new year, with only one victory in any format since 2024. Their defence has also been a significant issue, allowing two or more goals in eight of their last nine matches. Following their 3-1 away win over Everton, West Ham United, coached by David Moyes, are looking to make another run at the European Championship in 2024. West Ham has not kept a scoreless draw in their last nine matches despite a recent 6-0 record versus Arsenal. This is despite their current troubles.

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Probable Freiburg Lineup

Atubolu; Gunter, Guilde, Ginter, Sildillia; Grifo, Hofler, Eggestein, Doan; Holer, Sallai

Probable West Ham Lineup

Areola; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Paqueta, Kudus, Bowen

Betting tips: Freiburg x West Ham

Check out our predictions of the day for Freiburg vs West Ham

Prediction 1: Freiburg x West Ham / West Ham to win

With 11 games played and one loss, West Ham has a solid record on the road in Europe. Their 1.18 goals per game advantage gives them an excellent chance to win on the road. Conversely, Freiburg has struggled recently, winning just one of their previous ten matches while averaging 1.3 goals scored and 2.2 goals allowed per game. With their recent 3-1 victory over Everton, West Ham should have little trouble beating Freiburg.

Prediction 2: Freiburg x West Ham / Both teams to score

The team managed by David Moyes has won their past two games after losing their previous eight, including 6-0 to Arsenal and 3-0 to Manchester United.

The visitors have let in fourteen goals in their past five games and gone nine games without a clean sheet.

Possible recurrence of West Ham’s defensive woes in this match. The Hammers might continue their losing streak on the road, losing nine of their twenty games in all competitions this season, as they face a Freiburg team riding high on confidence after their draw with Bayern.

Prediction 3: Freiburg x West Ham / Jarrod Bowen to score anytime

It is widely anticipated that West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, an offensive wizard with fourteen goals in twenty-six Premier League games. A striker with two goals in four Europa League encounters would find the back of the net in Thursday’s encounter with Brentford. Bowen is a formidable danger with an xG of 0.39 per 90 minutes. He’s played this season in the right-hand channel, enabling him to cut inside with his better foot.