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West Ham travel to Serbia tonight to face Backa Topola in their latest Europa League assignment. Backa Topola vs West Ham: Europa League prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds today
The Hammers can seal their progress from Group A with a match to spare in Serbia
Although it looks likely that the Hammers' final Group A game against Freiburg will decide who goes into the last-16 and who requires a play-off tie against a demoted Champions League team in the New Year, this should be a more comfortable night for David Moyes' men to at least guarantee a top-two finish.
Three goals in the last 25 minutes were needed by West Ham to win the reserve fixture on Backa Topola's visit to the London Stadium back in September.
But the Serbians have largely failed to assert themselves in the Europa League and come into this match out of form domestically, too.
West Ham, meanwhile, have won four of their last five and could even reach the next round with a point this week if Freiburg draw with Olympiacos in Germany.
TSC vs West Ham kick-off time
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Kick-off time: 5:45pm GMT
Venue: Gradski stadion
The Europa League game between West Ham and TSC will be played at the Gradski stadion on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Kick-off is at 5:45pm GMT for fans in the UK.
The Hammers' are top of Group A heading into matchday five, but their place in the last 16 is far from guaranteed. David Moyes' side are level on points with second-placed Freiburg, with only the group winners advancing automatically to the round of 16.
Backa Topola, meanwhile, still have an outside chance of finishing third and securing a spot in the Europa Conference League, but that looks unlikely. The Serbian outfit have only one point from a possible 12 to their name, and they were thrashed 5-0 by Freiburg last time out.
Backa Topola have a clean bill of health ahead of this lop-sided Europa League encounter. Following an impressive 4-0 victory over the Serbian top-flight leaders Partizan Belgrade, head coach Nikola Lazetic is unlikely to make many changes to his starting XI here.
West Ham United's star-winger Jarrod Bowen could be a fitness doubt for Thursday's game, while Michail Antonio is definitely out with a knee problem. Academy graduate Divin Mubama will be pushing for a start here ahead of veteran striker Danny Ings, having impressed in the Hammers' comeback win over Burnley last weekend.
Jarrod Bowen was absent for the Hammers with a knee issue as they left it late to beat Burnley in the Premier League at the weekend.
Bowen hasn't travelled to Serbia either and Michail Antonio will also miss out again, leaving Danny Ings fighting it out with young striker Divin Mubama for the right to start up top.
Moyes has also confirmed that a couple of unnamed West Ham players are ill and have not made the trip either, but he would not say who. The Hammers have the ability to cruise to victory in this game and also come up against a Backa Topola team out of nick, with just two wins in their last 13 games.