The two opening matchday winners from a highly competitive looking UEFA Europa League (UEL) Group A will battle it out for early supremacy when Freiburg and West Ham United clash tonight, with this being the first time that the Europa-Park Stadium has hosted English opposition.
Freiburg will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak in UEL group stage games to eight (W5, D2), while West Ham will be looking to continue their red hot continental form, having won their last 15 of their last 16 European outings (D1).
Players to Watch
Vincenzo Grifo will be out to prove he’s the danger man for Freiburg, as eight of his last 11 club goals have come at home. James Ward-Prowse will be looking to upstage him for West Ham, as despite going dry in his last two matches, he’s registered seven goal contributions in his last seven games (G2, A5).
Both teams have scored in ten of West Ham’s last 12 matches. This suggests that we could be in for a thrilling encounter, with goals at both ends.
This is a tough match to predict, as both teams are in good form. However, Freiburg have a better home record, and they will be looking to make their home advantage count. I predict a narrow 2-1 victory for Freiburg. Read Something Similar