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West Ham vs Freiburg prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 14 December 2023
Kick-Off:  20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: The London Stadium
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West Ham vs Freiburg: Top free betting tips

West Ham face Freiburg in the Europa League group stages on Thursday 14 December and there is plenty at stake for both clubs. Although both teams have qualified, the winner here will top the group meaning they get to skip the round of 32 and progress straight through to the round of 16. Our West Ham vs Freiburg prediction is for an away win, with rumours swirling of a bug infecting the West Ham squad.

Match result prediction: Freiburg to win

After a poor start to the season, Freiburg have been building some momentum in recent weeks and they have won their last three matches in all competitions. West Ham, meanwhile, suffered a bruising 5-0 defeat to Fulham at the weekend and there are suggestions that a bug has made its way through the West Ham camp. What that means for the match against Freiburg remains to be seen but if they are as flat as they were at the weekend then the German side will win.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

West Ham and Freiburg have both been good in front of goal this season, with Freiburg the current leading scorers in the Europa League with 17 goals in five games. Meanwhile, West Ham have scored at least one goal in eight of their last nine matches in all competitions and are usually very aggressive at home. What's more, the score finished 2-1 to West Ham in the reverse fixture.

Correct score prediction: West Ham 1-2 Freiburg

We expect the roles to be reversed at the London Stadium on Thursday night with Freiburg overcoming West Ham and progressing as group winners. The Hammers were so poor at the weekend, it's hard to imagine them being the polar opposite of that especially if squad members are still ill. Freiburg are in good form and they will be looking forward to the opportunity to get revenge.

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West Ham vs Freiburg team news

West Ham predicted lineup vs Freiburg

David Moyes could have some serious selection issues on his hands if the aforementioned bug is still making its way through the training ground. Under normal circumstances, he would pick his best eleven but it's impossible to know what that looks like at present. In terms of non-bug absentees, Alphonse Areola and Michail Antonio are out with wrist and knee injuries respectively.

Fabianski – Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell – Alvarez, Ward-Prowse, Soucek – Kudus, Bowen, Paqueta

Freiburg predicted lineup vs West Ham

The matter of team selection is a lot more straightforward for Freiburg manager, Christian Streich. Streich watched his team play superbly at the weekend as they beat Wolfsburg 1-0 away from home. The key man for Freiburg will be Vincenzo Grifo who has netted four goals in the Europa League so far this season. The winger is one behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Joao Pedro and will want to bridge that on Thursday night.

Atubolu –  Sildillia, Ginter, Lienhart, Makengo – Doan, Eggestein, Hofler, Grifo – Gregoritsch, Rohl

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How far will Freiburg fans travel to the London Stadium?

The journey from Freiburg to the London Stadium isn't too taxing. While there are long-winded train and ferry options, the quickest and cheapest way to get to London from Freiburg is to take a direct flight. The flight time is a little over 90 minutes so the Freiburg away fans won't have much travelling to do at all.

From the centre of London, where Freiburg fans are expected to congregate, the journey to the London Stadium is fairly simple. Get on the London overground to Stratford Station and then take a short walk to the stadium.

West Ham vs Freiburg: Tickets

There are still a limited number of West Ham tickets available for the match via the official West Ham website. Anyone with a booking history at West Ham is eligible to purchase these remaining tickets while there are also some hospitality packages available. Freiburg have sold out their away allocation for the fixture, meaning there will be 3000 Freiburg supporters in attendance.

FAQs: West Ham vs Freiburg

Which group are West Ham and Freiburg in? Both clubs are in Group A.

Who are the favourites to win? West Ham are the favourites at 17/20

Which team won the previous West Ham vs Freiburg game? West Ham beat Freiburg 2-1 in the reverse fixture.

What is our West Ham vs Freiburg prediction? We are predicting West Ham 1-2 Freiburg.

How big is the London Stadium? The London Stadium has a capacity of 60,000 for football matches.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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