Olympiacos Match Preview

Last time out in Europe West Ham United broke a record as they became the first English side to go seventeen games unbeaten. Tonight, they will try and extend that run when they travel to Piraeus to take on Greek outfit Olympiacos.

The defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday means that the win over SC Freiburg back on October 5 remains the only success of the month for the Hammers so far and they will be hoping that another result here can help them rediscover their momentum.

Unlike in Germany, a large contingent of Irons’ supporters will be backing the team as they look to strengthen their grip at the top of Group A.

With the East Londoners being involved in three games in three different competitions in the next six days, David Moyes is likely to make changes with names such as Łukasz Fabiański, Pablo Fornals, Mohammed Kudus and Divin Mubama all set to be in the matchday squad.

Defenders Ben Johnson and Aaron Cresswell were again missing for the 4-1 defeat at Villa Park despite being back in training. However, both have travelled so it will be interesting to see whether either of them will be involved this time around.

Konstantinos Mavropanos will return to his home country and will hope for another appearance tonight, while Maxwel Cornet has also made the trip to Piraeus and may play some part. If Moyes decides to rest Michail Antonio however, then Danny Ings could replace him.

Vladimír Coufal is the only player to have remained in East London, meaning Angelo Ogbonna or Thilo Kehrer will deputise for the Czech international.

The match is a 5:45pm kick-off with live coverage being screened by TNT Sports from 5pm. The referee is Andris Treimanis.