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The Hammers take a 3-0 lead to Andorra on Thursday night as they face FC Lusitans in the second leg of this Europa League qualifier. Odds of 1/33 for an away victory add to the previous records broken at 1/100 at the Boleyn Ground last week. That price was the shortest that West Ham United had ever been to win a first-team match in their history. The price of 1/33 is now by far the shortest price United have ever been for an away game.
 
Projections on our Betway handicap for last week around a five-goal victory weren’t quite achieved, although a strong performance sees an advantage that will be almost impossible for the minnows to overturn. A price of 500/1 for the home side to reverse things and qualify illustrates their mountainous task. Slaven Bilic would have enjoyed watching a comfortable first match and the favoured outcome here suggests he won’t be having a difficult night in the Estadi Comunal. Lusitans are 25/1 to win the match and 11/1 to force a pride restoring draw.
 
Our ‘Match Handicap’ prediction for this game awards the home side a three-goal start. Anyone fancying a West Ham victory by four goals (or more) can avail themselves of odds of 17/20. The ‘Correct Score’ market offers a repeat of a 3-0 victory at 11/2, which is joint-favourite with 4-0. Last week’s substitution of Diafra Sakho while he was one away from his hat-trick saved us a payout at 4/1. His odds for a three goal haul in the Pyrenees are just 6/1.
 
Sakho was also a popular selection on the ‘First Goalscorer’ list last Thursday. He is a very worthy 2/1 favourite for the second leg. Those with chances at bigger prices include Diego Poyet at 14/1 and Joey O’Brien 22/1. If O’Brien starts the game it will be his 100th in the famous claret and blue. He is 6/1 to mark the occasion as an ‘Anytime Goalscorer’.
 
With the Hammers expected to negotiate this qualifying tie, the odds on Europa League glory remain set at 50/1. Remember you can access a whole host of West Ham United exclusive Betway seasonal bets by clicking here.
 
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