Slovenian outfit NK Domzale welcome West Ham United to the Stadion Stožice on Thursday night to contest the Europa League qualifiers and the home side will surely need to put in a top performance in order to make it into the next round.
NK Domzale Match Betting News
NK Domzale managed a respectable 3rd placed finish in the Slovenian Prva Liga last season and the Brigands will be hopeful of making it into the group stages of a European competition for the first time in their history.
Domzale have seen off the likes of Lusitanos and Shakhtyor to reach the third round qualification stage of the Europa League and the Slovenians have been handed arguably their toughest assignment yet in the form of Premier League side West Ham United.
Given the quality and financial strength of West Ham, Domzale head into the encounter as underdogs but one can be certain that Luka Elsner’s men will be looking to make it as difficult as possible for the ambitious Premier League side during the first leg.
West Ham United Match Betting News
West Ham United enjoyed a fruitful campaign in the Premier League last season and there is a new wave of optimism surrounding the Hammers following their move into the Olympic Stadium over the summer.
The Hammers will surely want to mark the occasion by earning a place in Europe and manager Slaven Bilic will be demanding his players to make amends for their disappointing qualification campaign last term, where they embarrassingly lost out to Romanians Astra.
West Ham will now be squaring off against Slovenian outfit Domzale and the events of last season will be a good reminder that the Hammers cannot afford to take the clash lightly.
NK Domzale vs West Ham United Match Prediction
Domzale may be underdogs heading into the clash but upsets do take place on a regular basis in the Europa League and the Slovenians should approach the match without fear.
That being said, West Ham simply look too strong for Domzale at the moment and if the Hammers play to their best, an away win will be on the cards for sure.