Leverkusen vs West Ham Prediction, Tips & Odds 11.04.2024

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Leverkusen is preparing for celebrations on Sunday to mark its historic first German Bundesliga title. That will be possible if Werder Bremen’s home game is won, which few doubt. Before that, however, the Aspirins have an important match on the way to a European trophy as well. In the Europa League quarter-final Bayer welcomes West Ham and the bookmakers have it as a huge favourite in the pair.

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What Shabi Alonso and his players are doing at Bayer Leverkusen is phenomenal. There’s a month and a half left of the season and they’ve yet to find a team to beat them. The closest they’ve come was Qarabag, who should be very sorry they weren’t the team against West Ham today. The Azzurri first lost a two-goal lead at home in a 2-2 draw, and then conceded after leading 2-0 and in Germany until the 72nd minute.

As winners of the Conference League trophy, West Ham are aiming to build on that and the Europa League gold medals. The Hammers triumphed in their group in the autumn, failing to win only in a loss to Olympiakos. Freiburg, on the other hand, were their opponents in the semi-finals and lost the first leg in Germany 0-1. In London, however, West Ham left no chances to their opponent and beat them 5-0.

Back to Bayer Leverkusen’s form, which has been phenomenal. At the moment there are six wins in a row, and the team continues on the road to the treble. On Saturday, the Aspirins won 1-0 away to Union Berlin in round 28 of the Bundesliga. West Ham, on the other hand, beat Wolverhampton away, and it was the first success for the Hammers in the Championship in four rounds. They are seventh in the provisional standings.

Against Qarabag we saw a rather shaky Bayer Leverkusen, but a month later the German title is secured, as well as the cup final with Kaiserslautern on May 25. Until then, the Aspirins can focus their efforts entirely on the Europa League, where the likes of Liverpool, Milan and Roma are still greats, and the prize money and prestige are not to be underestimated.

Leverkusen vs West Ham Predicted Lineups

Leverkusen: Lukáš Hrádecký; Odilon Kossounou; Jonathan Tah; Piero Hincapié; Jeremie Frimpong; Robert Andrich; Granit Xhaka; Alejandro Grimaldo; Florian Wirtz; Amine Adli; Patrik Schick;

West Ham: Łukasz Fabiański; Vladimír Coufal; Konstantinos Mavropanos; Kurt Zouma; Ben Johnson; James Ward-Prowse; Tomáš Souček; Emerson Palmieri; Mohammed Kudus; Lucas Paquetá; Michail Antonio;

Leverkusen vs West Ham Prediction:

More than once this season David Moyes, in the role of underdog, has managed to group his team well enough in defence to get at least a point, and in this case to keep the intrigue going for the return leg. Since New Year’s Day, on the other hand, Shabi has had to deal with just such opponents, and we can see how his team is still finding the way to the goal, even if it is less effective than the autumn title. After what happened in the Champions League, it’s normal to expect a lot of goals again on Thursday. However, I think this game will be an exception and West Ham will try to minimize the chances before the rematch in London.

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