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Gabriel Fernandes
Europe (uefa) - Uefa Europa Conference League 2022/2023
2023-06-07 15:00
West Ham
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Fiorentina vs West Ham
The final of the Europa Conference League between Fiorentina and West Ham United is undoubtedly under a very special star. The match will take place at Eden Arena in Prague. After all, both teams were able to qualify for a European Cup final for the first time in many decades. Both Fiorentina and West Ham United have win odds of around 2.80. Vincenzo Italiano's team only managed to finish in 8th place and thus missed out on qualifying for the European tournaments next season. This of course could be corrected if the team manage to win this final. Fiorentina's goal difference is particularly striking. Of the top 9 teams, only Atalanta conceded more goals. At the same time, however, they have the seventh best attack in the league with 53 goals in Serie A. In six of the last seven games with Fiorentina, both teams to score would have led to success. So it fits into the picture that the Italians have remained true to their style of play throughout the Conference League. 14 goals were scored in the group stage. In the preliminary round, none of the runners-up in the group had scored more goals. For West Ham the Conference League has become the only bright spot this season. In the Premier League, the Londoners had to look backwards and finished just six points away from the relegation zone. Especially defensively, the team of David Moyes never got into the season. They conceded 55 goals. The recent form curve also speaks against "The Hammers". Five of the last nine competitive games have been lost. Overall, the performances in the Conference League are quite surprising. All six games were won in the group stage. Five wins and one loss were collected in the knockout rounds. The English have not yet lost on the international stage. In the six games in the round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals alone, there were 14 goals.