West Ham vs Viborg Betting Overview
West Ham have dropped their first two Premier League games of the young season. Can the London side change momentum with a midweek win over Viborg in the Europa Conference League? WagerTalk football handicapper Kevin Dolan shares his West Ham vs Viborg preview.
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|Thursday August 18||Europa Conference League Betting Ratings|
|West Ham United:||-500|
|Total:||3 goals (top odds courtesy of DraftKings)|
|Game time:||2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT|
West Ham vs Viborg analysis
Last season’s Europa League semi-finalists West Ham currently sit 19th in the Premier League with zero points and a -3 goal differential, but could arguably consider themselves somewhat unhappy against Nottingham Forest this weekend, because they did everything but score in that one.
Viborg, meanwhile, hasn’t been the best of travellers, losing both of his road matches in the Danish Superliga, but has won his last two European road matches against Suduva and Torshavn respectively.
The two teams have never met in European competition before this point.
Viborg ready for Thursday
After securing a two-goal lead after just 22 minutes in Sunday’s game against Silkeborg, Viborg manager Jacob Friis was quick to rest his key players ahead of Thursday’s huge clash against West Ham.
Viborg will also know the momentum could be crucial here as they secure back-to-back European qualifying victories as West Ham enter what will be their first European game of the season.
West Ham must live up to the Giants label
With market value and a genuine European presence absolutely eclipsing their Danish rivals here on Thursday (in the region of $368m from just $8m), all the pressure will be on West Ham to deliver here and get a result. positive at home, especially after successive defeats.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time that West Ham have breached the label of favorites as they were surprisingly knocked out of the Europa League in 2015-16 and again in 2016-17 qualifying by the exact same side in Romanian. . minnows, Astra Giurgiu.
West Ham vs Viborg Prediction
With a current goal line of -1.75 for West Ham there isn’t much value in backing the English side in this one in my view as they would need to win by three clear goals to cash in a full ticket.
A better angle to approach this game is the aggregate with both teams likely to set up quite cautiously in this one.
Viborg certainly won’t be coming here to play attacking football on Thursday, and the Danish side have already shown their defensive prowess both domestically and in Europe, allowing just one goal in their last two European games and excluding Silkeborg this weekend as well.
West Ham, meanwhile, just need to come out of this one with a win as David Moyes looks to target this competition as a potential piece of silverware for later in the season, and doesn’t want to face a potential banana peel here, especially with a tricky game against Brighton coming up this weekend.
Take the less than 3 goals in London on Thursday between Viborg and West Ham in the Europa Conference League.
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Meet the author
“Ireland’s keenest sportsman” is how a leading newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament in 2015. “The Irishman” has debuted betting on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all with immense success. Since becoming a professional bettor, he has lit up the sports betting scene in the United States and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping called “The Complete Guide to Sports Betting. “.
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