Birkirkara betting preview with Betway

Get ahead of the game for tomorrow's meeting with Birkirkara with our Betway's betting preview here

West Ham United will look to maintain a perfect start to their UEFA  Europa League campaign with a win over Maltese side Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground on Thursday night.

Odds of 1/16 for a home victory suggest a relatively easy night for Slaven Bilic’s side with progression to the Third Qualifying Round quoted at a long odds-on 1/100. The Hammers are yet to concede a goal in the tournament and a win coupled with a clean-sheet can be backed at 2/5.
 
The absence of Diafra Sakho has led to a shake-up in the ‘First Goalscorer’ market. Elliot Lee was the hero in Andorra on his full debut last week and he is 4/1 to break the deadlock in this game. The 20-year-old striker is 4/5 to be an ‘Anytime Goalscorer’. At bigger prices we have James Tomkins, who found the net against Lusitans in the first leg. He is 16/1 to get the opener and 4/1 to score at any point in the match. If you fancy the Irons to share the goals around then our Betway special price on ‘four or more West Ham players to score’ will appeal to you at 10/1.
 
The ‘Correct Score’ market has a 3-0 home win as the 6/1 favourite, which would be a repeat of the first leg score against Lusitans. A 4-0 win is next in the list at 13/2. The last time the Hammers scored more than three goals in a game was back in May 2013 as Reading were thumped 4-2 at the Boleyn. Under the more attacking style of the new manager maybe that long standing stat is about to be broken? There are also a range of individual prices for ‘Total Goals’ in the game with ‘Over 3.5’ offered at 3/5.
 
Games with such strong favourites mean that the ‘Handicap’ market can offer a more profitable way to benefit from a West Ham United win. Our Betway ‘line’ awards visitors Birkirkara a three-goal headstart, which the Hammers are 13/10 to overcome.
 
With West Ham strong favourites to progress over two legs, the odds on Europa League glory remain set at 50/1. Remember you can access a whole host of Hammers exclusive Betway seasonal bets by clicking here.
 
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