Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Buoyed by a come-from-behind win over Steaua, West Ham will look to climb to retain top position in Group B when they face Silkeborg at Jysk Park. The Hammers made a comeback when David Moyes introduced key players, but the former Man Utd boss is likely to stick to his rotation policy against Silkeborg. Both Ben Johnson and Nayef Aguerd are sidelined with injuries, while summer signing Gianluca Scamacca should continue to lead the line for the Premier League side.
The Danes, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Anderlecht in their Conference League opener, and they face yet another uphill task against David Moyes’ troops. All Dahl, Lind, Pedersen, and Gojani are likely to miss the game with injuries, speaking of the home side. Anyhow, away win should be considered as West Ham have been showing signs of improvement of late.
Highlighted Player (Saïd Benrahma):
Said Benrahma is an Algeria international who started his club career at Nice. The pacey winger made his Ligue 1 debut during the 2013/2014 season and after scoring 3 goals in 17 appearances for les Aiglons in the French top flight, he moved to the Championship team Brentford in the summer of 2018.
Said Benrahma was born in Ain Temouchent, Algeria on August 10, 1995 and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Angers, Gazelec Ajaccio and Chateauroux on loan before joining the Griffin Park outfit. The Algerian footballer impressed in the 2018/2019 Championship season, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists for his teammates.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Speaking of his international career, Said Benrahma made his debut for the Algeria national team on October 13, 2015 in a 1-0 win over Senegal.
Highlighted Team (West Ham):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals.
A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.