Astra Giurgiu betting preview with Betway

Team news has a large impact on betting markets and the decision to send a relatively second string squad to Romania has seen West Ham United’s odds to win this second leg drift from 10/11 favourites to 7/4 outsiders. It’s an unusual position for the Hammers to be in during this Europa League campaign, with previous matches featuring heavy odds-on quotes. FC Astra have been well backed and now claim favouritism to win the tie in 90 minutes at 6/4. A draw is offered at 23/10 and the 2-2 draw that sends us into extra-time (and possibly a penalty shoot-out) is rated as a 14/1 chance.
 
The shortest priced result in the ‘Correct Score’ market is now a 1-1 draw at 11/2, but that’s closely followed by a 1-0 home win at 7/1. Any win will do for the Hammers and the most likely victory, according to our odds, is 0-1 at 15/2. A tight game is expected with plenty at stake, in contrast to the four goals we saw at the Boleyn last week. Under 2.5 goals is the 7/10 favourite in the ‘Total Goals’ market.
 
Kevin Nolan is priced at 8/1 to get the first goal of the game and Carl Jenkinson (who will miss the game at Arsenal at the weekend) is offered as a 33/1 outsider on the same ‘First Goalscorer’ market. Elliott Lee, a scorer in Andorra against Lusitans, is 9/4 to score at any point of the evening.
 
Odds on progression to the play-off round have drifted to Evens and the price for West Ham United to lift the trophy remain set at 50/1. Here’s hoping the trip to FC Astra won’t be the end of the European journey!
 
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