West Ham United are in their first European Final in 47 years as they taken on Fiorentina. The Hammers have performed brilliantly throughout the Europa Conference League this season, cruising through their group stage and navigating their way through the knock out stages to make the final.
After winning their group with ease West Ham United entered the knock out stage at the round of 16 and confortably knocked out AEK Larnanca with a 6-0 aggregate win. Onto the quarter finals and after a 1-1 draw in Gent, West Ham won 4-1 at home to reach the semi-finals. Michael Antonio was the hero scoring two goals in the win over Gent, with Declan Rice scoring a super solo goal.
The Semi-final saw West Ham United beat Alkmaar 2-1 at home and after defending well for the whole game in the 2nd leg, Pablo Fornals scored a last minute winner to secure a 3-1 aggregate win to reach the Europa Conference League final.
With a frustrating season in the Premier League, West Ham ended up finishing 14th and to see European Football next year, West Ham will have to win this tournament to enter the Europa League for season 23/24.
Top Scorer for West Ham in the tournament Michael Antonio will be looking to add to his 6 goals and bring home the trophy for The Hammers.
Their opponents Fiorentina have the joint top tournament scorer in Arthur Cabral with 7 goals, so he will be one to watch in the final. Fiorentina have taken the long route to the final as they entered the knock-out stages in the round of 32 and beat Braga comfortably as well as Sivasspor before they faced Lech Poznan in the quarter finals.
Fiorentina went goal crazy to win 4-1 in the first leg, before losing 3-2 in the 2nd leg, but they had a huge win, so defeat wasn’t a cause for concern as they reached the semi-final. Fiorentina didn’t make it easy for themselves with a 2-1 defeat in the first leg, before a 3-1 home win in the 2nd leg to make the final.
90 minute betting
|Fiorentina||17/10 William Hill|
|Draw||17/10 William Hill|
|West Ham||21/10 William Hill|
West Ham United have been superb throughout the whole competition this year and remain unbeaten in the Europa Conference League. With a great record during the group stages and performing with confidence and clinical finishing, West Ham can deliver another top performance in the final to win the final.
Our Punters.pub pick for the final is West Ham to beat Fiorentina in 90 minutes at 17/10 with William Hill to see The hammers blow many bubbles with their players and fans. Declan Rice has played on the biggest stage before and his calm personality can filter through the team as other top players such as Paquetta can play to their full capacity and ensure West Ham win the game.
At Punters.pub, we believe this final will see goals so at 6/5 with Betfair, our 2nd pick is over 2.5 goals in the match.