One of the most impressive things about David Moyes’ team during his second spell in charge is their ability to cobble together surges of in-game momentum, much as they did in an earlier group stage game at home to Genk in October, though the manner of their loss at Molineux was certainly concerning.
Still, the Europa League has proven fertile ground for West Ham so far and they arrive in the Austrian capital safe in the knowledge they have already secured entry into the next round.
A win, however, would see them finish as group leaders and seeded for the next round, so it’s tough to expect a completely rotated team.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Rapid Vienna vs West Ham is scheduled for a 5:45pm GMT kick-off today - Thursday November 25, 2021.
The Allianz Stadion in Vienna will host the match.
Where to watch Rapid Vienna vs West Ham
TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
Live stream: Subscribers will also be able to watch the game through the website or BT Sport app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s LIVE blog. Jack Rosser will be at the ground.
Rapid Vienna vs West Ham team news
West Ham starting XI: Areola; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Masuaku; Noble, Soucek; Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Vlasic; Bowen
Subs: Randolph, Cresswell, Zouma, Johnson, Fredericks, Alese, Chesters, Kral, Rice, Benrahma, Fornals, Perkins
Rapid Vienna vs West Ham prediction
West Ham weren’t at their best in either the 2-2 draw away at Genk or the loss to Wolves but they have largely been impressive in a European context thus far.
For that reason, it would seem foolish to write them off.
West Ham to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
West Ham wins: 1
Rapid Vienna wins: 0