Here is the latest on performances, injuries, and suspensions ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham:
Eintracht Frankfurt Form and Team News
Coming up against a Barcelona side favored to win the Europa League did not look good for the German side, but Eintracht Frankfurt shocked the footballing world, coming out on top at Camp Nou. That win helped the side dream of a historic continental victory, and they followed it up with a win on the road at the Olympic Stadium, London.
A route to Europe through the league is no longer possible, and Frankfurt have already turned their eyes to the second leg, which they will play in front of their enthusiastic fans. With players like Filip Kostic and Daichi Kamada in fine form, the German side are firmly in the driving seat in this encounter.
Stefan Ilsanker and Jesper Lindstrom may miss West Ham’s visit, and Rafael Borre will not participate as he is suspended.
West Ham Form and Team News
David Moyes’s side failed to play to their strengths in the first leg and paid dearly for it. They were not the better side on the night, especially in attack, and the scoreline would have been worse if their opponents had taken their chances well. Losing 2-1 to Arsenal over the weekend has taken a top-four place further away from the Hammers, and they will get desperate to progress to the Europa League final.
The second leg offers a glimmer of hope for the Hammers as they face a Frankfurt side that are yet to win at home since March. West Ham have been abysmal away from home, with two wins, seven losses, and one draw in their last ten games on the road. They will need to conjure some of their early-season form if they hope to come out on top.
Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop are still injured, and Craig Dawson may not make the trip to Frankfurt.