UEFA Europa League Semi-Final Second-Leg Preview- FFV Eintract Frankfurt
West Ham United could be just ninety minutes away from reaching the UEFA Europa League final, as they face the second-leg against FFV Eintract Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank Park tonight.
The Hammers are 2-1 behind following the first-leg in Stratford a week ago but they know that they are able to turn European matches around as they proved in their round of 16 tie against Spanish side Sevilla, as they had to come from 1-0 down to win 2-1 on aggregate.
They also performed incredibly in France to knock Olympique Lyonnais out of the competition and
what was even more impressive was that Peter Bosz’s side were previously unbeaten in Europe this season.
FFV Eintract Frankfurt are in the same situation so this might even be a tougher nut to crack for the Irons but you can be sure that they will give it all they can, given the prize on offer on May 18.
Although the German side are unbeaten away from home so far in the competition, it is a different story on their own ground, as they have only won one of their five matches, so there is hope for West Ham!!!
The East Londoners go into this game off the back of a 2-1 Premier League home defeat to Arsenal just four days ago so they will be hoping to bounce back here and give those travelling to West Germany a real reason to celebrate.
Tomáš Souček and Michail Antonio were left out of Sunday’s encounter against the Gunners but are expected to start here. Craig Dawson also returns from his suspension and he may well be joined in defence by Issa Diop, who was named on the bench against Mikel Arteta’s side, following an ankle injury.
Ben Johnson may return to the starting line-up after he failed a late fitness test at the weekend, while Vladimír Coufal could retain his place. Nikola Vlašić might also be selected to start and partner Antonio upfront.
Łukasz Fabiański is set to drop to the bench once again in favour of Alphonse Areola, while Arthur Masuaku may also be included.
The match is an 8pm kick-off and live coverage will be screened by BT Sport from 7pm. The referee is Jesús Gil Manzano.