West Ham can tonight book a place in the knockout phase of the Europa Conference League with the visit of Anderlecht at the London Stadium.
David Moyes’ Hammers were victorious in the reverse fixture last week, in a hard-fought 1-0 win in Belgium, which has put West Ham in pole position to achieve qualification to the next round early.
If West Ham are successful in gaining the 3 points tonight and Silkeborg fail to beat FCSB, then our Irons will secure top spot in Group B in what will be a fantastic achievement for this season so far.
Michail Antonio is highly likely to miss out having contracted an illness in the week, which ExWHUEmployee disclosed that it meant he missed out on training and a scheduled podcast appearance.
This means Gianluca Scamacca is set to lead the line tonight, having bagged the winner against the Belgium side last time out.
Max Cornet is edging closer to fitness from a groin strain however this match will come too soon, with the Ivory Coast international possibly back in the squad for our Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday.
Both Dave Walker and ExWHUEmployee are confident that we can get the job done tonight, having proved last week that we have the quality available to overcome our opponents.
“Tonight is all about getting the job done, just like we did last Thursday and we should do. We are a much better side , and domestically they’re having a tough time at the moment.
“So therefore I am expecting a comfortable win.”
“Tonight’s match is an important one to secure our top spot in the group. If we do, then we have 2 less games to play this round and of course the additional 2 legs in the new year which will help our players not suffering fatigue.
“It is also a very good morale boost to top your group and I hope we are able to go out there and win tonight, which I believe we will.”
The match tonight kicks off at 8pm and us being shown live on BT Sport 2.