Europa Conference League Final Tips: Betting Preview & Best Odds For West Ham vs Fiorentina
West Ham vs Fiorentina Predictions:
- Both Teams To Score - 20/23 With Ladbrokes
- Arthur Cabral To Score - 29/10 With William Hill
- West Ham To Lift The Trophy - 10/11 With Bet365
West Ham will bid to win their first major trophy since 1980 when they lock horns with Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final tonight.
The best betting sites are offering identical odds on either team winning the game, which highlights just how evenly matched they are.
Fiorentina finished eighth in Serie A after taking 10 points from their final four games of the season, but they have not always looked entirely convincing in Europe.
The Hammers ended up 14th in the Premier League table after a dismal campaign, but they have reserved their best performances for the Europa Conference League.
Reports suggest that manager David Moyes could be sacked if he loses this game, so the stakes are very high.
It could also be captain Declan Rice’s last game for the club, as he is heavily linked with a summer transfer, so he will be keen to sign off with a win.
Can the Hammers get the job done when they take on a dangerous Fiorentina side at Eden Park in Prague this evening?
We have explained the reasoning for our top tips on this game below.
Both Teams Look Dangerous In Attack
There will be a wealth of attacking talent on the pitch when these teams clash in the Europa Conference League final.
Fiorentina striker Arthur Cabral is the joint-top-scorer in this season’s competition, with seven goals, while understudy Luka Jovic has scored six times.
La Viola also boast a great deal of pace and dynamism down the flanks courtesy of Nicolas Gonzalez and either Jonathan Ikone or Josip Brekalo.
The Hammers boast a decent attacking triumvirate too, featuring Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma. They also have Brazil international Lucas Paqueta pulling the strings in midfield, which should help them unlock a Fiorentina defence that kept just 10 clean sheets in 38 Serie A games this season.
West Ham have found the back of the net in all 14 Europa Conference League games this season, led by Antonio’s six-goal haul.
Fiorentina have scored in 13 of their 14 matches, the only exception being a 3-0 defeat away to Istanbul Başakşehir, when they had Ikoné sent off in the second half.
Both teams to score has paid off in La Viola’s last five Europa Conference League games, including a dramatic 3-1 victory over Basel in the semi-finals.
They were on the brink of a penalty shootout, but they scored in the 129th minute to wrap up a 4-3 aggregate triumph.
West Ham have been more solid at the back, but they conceded in their last two away games in this competition, and they only kept nine clean sheets in 38 Premier League games this season.
As such, it is hard to imagine them keeping Cabral, Gonzalez, Ikone, Jovic and Antonin Barak at bay for 90 minutes, and both teams to score looks very appealing on football betting sites.
Tip: Both Teams To Score - 20/23 With Ladbrokes
Cabral Could Cause West Ham Problems
Cabral is Fiorentina’s top scorer this season, and he should start this game ahead of former Real Madrid striker Jovic.
The 25-year-old Brazilian forward was prolific during a three-year spell at Basel, which earned him a move to Serie A last summer.
He has blown hot and cold in domestic games, but his form in Europe has been excellent, and he has all the necessary ingredients to cause West Ham problems tonight.
Cabral will benefit from strong service from the likes of Gonzalez and Barak, and he is the most likely player to get on the score sheet in this game as his odds with betting apps demonstrate.
Tip: Arthur Cabral To Score - 29/10 With William Hill
Strength In Depth Could Aid The Hammers
This looks like the type of game that could go to extra-time and potentially penalties, as both teams are so evenly matched.
They both boast superb holding midfielders in Rice and Sofyan Amrabat, while they also both have pace and quality in attack, along with slightly leaky defences.
That is reflected in the prices, with Bet365 offering 7/4 on either team winning in 90 minutes and 21/10 on the draw.
However, West Ham may just have a bit more strength in depth, and that could sway things in their favour if it does go to extra-time.
The Hammers had Pablo Fornals, Danny Ings, Manuel Lanzini and Maxwel Cornet on the bench for their victory over AZ Alkmaar in the semi-finals.
They are all potential match winners, which will boost West Ham’s chances of success in this game.
It is a toss-up between two strong teams, but odds of 10/11 on West Ham to lift the trophy look attractive.
Tip: West Ham To Lift The Trophy - 10/11 With Bet365
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