West Ham VS Sevilla match preview for Europa League second leg clash: Team news, predicted line ups, how to watch

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Last Updated on 17 Mar 2022 6:33 am (UK Time)

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West Ham United host Sevilla in the second leg of Europa League last-16 tie with the home side facing a 1-0 deficit on aggregate.

West Ham United come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa in the Premier League. Second-half goals from Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko and Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals sealed the deal for David Moyes’ West Ham United.

As for the visitors, they currently find themselves 2nd in La Liga but played out a disappointing 1-1 draw to Rayo Vallecano last Sunday.

West Ham team news

Michail Antonio regarded as a huge injury doubt after his withdrawal against Villa. Vlasic could be deployed down the middle of the attack.

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Said Benrahma is expected to deputise for Jarrod Bowen, who is still struggling with a heel injury. Aaron Cresswell is in line to feature despite picking up a minor issue at the weekend.

How will West Ham line up?

(4-2-3-1) Areola, Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Lanzini, Benrahma, Vlasic, Fornals

Opposition view

Sevilla will have to make do without Lucas Ocampos, who will serve a suspension for collecting his third yellow card in Europe. Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial could replace him on the left flank.

Marcos Acuna is also a doubt but Thomas Delaney is available again after a ban.

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Recent meetings

  • The only previous meeting between the two clubs was the first leg fixture. The only goal scored by Sevilla’s Munir.
  • West Ham have not kept a clean sheet in their last four matches.
  • Sevilla are unbeaten in their four previous matches.
  • There has been under 2.5 goals in five of Sevilla’s last six games.

Form

West Ham: W-L-L-L-W

Sevilla: L-W-D-W-D

How to watch

For fans unable to make the trip to the London Stadium they will still be able to watch the game live on BT Sport 2 with kick off at 8pm.

Prediction

West Ham have made the London Stadium a difficult place for their opposition and have only lost four league games this season.

Sevilla have been outstanding in the league this season, they have only lost two games in La Liga and will know how to make it as difficult as possible for West Ham. However, the suspension of Lucas Ocampos could be costly as he is enjoying a fine season.

With West Ham’s injuries and Sevilla’s experience in the competition, we believe the Spanish side will just edge it.

Score prediction

Sevilla 1-1 West Ham

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