West Ham will look to continue their positive start to the group stage of the Europa Conference League when they travel to Denmark to face Silkeborg on Thursday night.
The Hammers started the season on a positive note as Jarrod Bowen, Emerson Palmieri and Michail Antonio all scored second-half goals in a 3-1 win over Romanian side FCSB at the London Stadium.
In the other Group B game, there was disappointment for Silkeborg when Fabio Silva converted an 81st-minute penalty that gave Belgian club Anderlecht a 1-0 win.
This will not be the first time David Moyes’ men have faced Danish opponents this season, as the Hammers defeated Silkeborg’s compatriot Viborg in the qualifying round – triumphed 6-1 on aggregate – and Viborg are currently one place higher in the Danish Superliga lies.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of game two of the group stage.
When does Silkeborg play West Ham?
The game will kick off at 20:00 BST on Thursday 15th September. It is played at JYSK Park in Silkeborg, Denmark.
How can I view it?
It will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 19:45 after the end of the Sheriff Tiraspol v Manchester United game. It will also be streamed live on the BT Sport website and mobile app for BT Sport customers.
Having the weekend off David Moyes was able to name a full-strength Hammers line-up, although he will likely remain true to his “Europa Conference League line-up” which features a few changes from the normal XI. Through injury, Tomas Soucek is struggling with an ankle injury, while Maxwel Cornet and Gianluca Scamacca are both injured and Nayef Aguerd and Ben Johnson are long-term absentees, but Aaron Creswell and Craig Dawson have recovered sufficiently and should be ready to start if necessary.
Silkeborg manager Kent Nielsen made some changes for the weekend’s league win against AGF from the side that narrowly lost to Anderlecht last Thursday, and Sebastian Jorgensen scored on his return to the team to keep his place. Niclas Holm Pedersen, Gustav Dahl and Alexander Lind are injured, Robert Gojani is also likely to be out.
Silkeborg XI: Larsen; Sun, Salquist, Calisir, Angel; Kiynge, Rand, Thordarson; Jörgensen, Helenius, Kaalund
West Ham XI: areola; Coufal, Kehrer, Dawson, Emerson; Downes, Rice, Lanzini; Benrahma, Scamacca, Bowen.
West Ham: 1/2
West Ham got a scare in their opening game against FCSB but having survived that they should be much stronger this time and win relatively easily in Denmark. Silkeborg 1-3 Westham
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