Fiorentina vs West Ham United | Conference League Final

The second European final of the season brings together Fiorentina and West Ham in Prague for the Conference League title. Fiorentina aims to have better fortune than their loss in the Coppa Italia final against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter, where they displayed an impressive performance. Under the guidance of Vincenzo Italiano, Fiorentina secured an eighth-place finish in Serie A, bolstered by their recent triumph against Sassuolo. This victory confirms their positive physical and mental state.

On the other hand, West Ham had a forgettable season in the Premier League, narrowly avoiding relegation in the final stages. Despite making significant signings, David Moyes’ team fell short of the preseason predictions. Consequently, they have focused their efforts on the European stage, eliminating AEK Larnaca, Genk, and AZ Alkmaar without a single defeat in the knockout stages. This upcoming match will mark the first-ever encounter between these two clubs, as they vie for victory in the competition’s second edition. Following Roma’s triumph last year, Fiorentina hopes to keep the trophy in Italy.

  • The “Goal” sign has appeared in all of the last five games played.
  • West Ham has scored in five out of their last six official matches.
  • Fiorentina recorded a “Goal” result in both the first and second legs of the semi-final.
  • These two teams, known for their attacking style, also tend to concede goals frequently.

Form Guide

Fiorentina WWDLWW

Fiorentina will aim to replicate their previous success with a remarkable 1-3 triumph against Sassuolo in the Serie A.

During the match, Fiorentina maintained possession of the ball for 49% of the time and made 15 goal attempts, with 7 of them hitting the target. Arthur Cabral (46′), Riccardo Saponara (79′), and Nicólas González (83′) were the goal scorers for Fiorentina. On the other hand, Sassuolo managed to take 5 shots at the goal, with 2 of them on target, and Domenico Berardi (71′) found the back of the net for Sassuolo.

Fiorentina has been displaying an impressive scoring streak, managing to score in all of their last 6 matches, achieving a perfect 100% scoring record. Throughout this period, they have accumulated 12 goals while conceding only 6.


West Ham United WWLWWL

After suffering a defeat at the hands of Leicester City in their previous Premier League encounter, West Ham United and their loyal supporters are eagerly anticipating a more favorable outcome this time around.

During that particular match, West Ham United demonstrated their prowess by maintaining 51% possession and making 16 attempts on goal, with 3 of them finding their mark. The sole scorer for West Ham United was Pablo Fornals, who found the back of the net in the 79th minute. On the other side, Leicester City managed 13 attempts on goal, with 4 of them being on target. Harvey Barnes (34′) and Wout Faes (62′) were the goal scorers for Leicester City.

Under the guidance of David Moyes, West Ham United has successfully converted a total of 8 goals in their last six matches. However, their defensive line has been breached on six occasions during this period.


Injured and suspended

Fiorentina: (Salvatore Sirigu).

West Ham United: (Clean bill of health)

 

Fiorentina vs West Ham United   Predicted XI

Fiorentina Predicted XI: Terracciano; Dodo, Martinez Quarta, Milenkovic, Biraghi; Amrabat, Mandragora; Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Ikone; Cabral.

West Ham United Predicted XI: Areola; Kehrer, Aguerd, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Antonio.   


Prediction

Upon analyzing the capabilities of both West Ham United and Fiorentina, it seems evident that they may encounter challenges in finding the back of the net in this upcoming match.

Considering the current circumstances, it seems plausible that this game could result in a draw. Therefore, we anticipate a closely contested affair, ending with a 0-0 scoreline at the conclusion of the regulation 90 minutes.