The Europa Conference League final is staged this week, as the Czech capital of Prague will be full of fans of Fiorentina and West Ham United. It will be a historic clash between the sides this week, with both looking to end their long wait for a major piece of silverware. But, will it be West Ham or Fiorentina that are celebrating long into the night in Prague on Wednesday evening?
Fiorentina vs West Ham Odds
A thrilling match will be in prospect between West Ham and Fiorentina this week, and the odds show how difficult it should be to call the winner. West Ham is currently a 33/20 chance to win the match in 90 minutes, while Fiorentina is a 19/10 chance.
The draw is available at 22/10. In the outright tournament winner market, the Hammers are the narrow favourites to land Europa Conference League success at 8/10. Meanwhile, the Serie A side is available at 19/20 with BetXchange.
Fiorentina Road To The Final
Fiorentina entered the Europa Conference League way back in August 2022, as they competed in the playoff round against Twente. Following a 2-1 win in their home first leg, they booked their spot in the group stage with a 0-0 draw in the Netherlands. However, the group stage was a difficult passage for the Italian side, as they failed to win each of their opening two matches, which included a 3-0 away loss against Istanbul Basaksehir.
However, the team from Florence won their remaining four matches to seal second spot. After finishing as runners-up, Fiorentina needed to make it through a knockout round playoff against Braga, which they did with ease in a 7-2 aggregate success. The Italian side then eliminated Sivasspor in the round of 16 with a 5-1 aggregate win.
Fiorentina then landed a famous 4-1 away win against Lech Poznan in their first leg showdown in the quarterfinals, before they survived a late scare in the second leg to hold on to a 6-4 aggregate win. Fiorentina also rode their luck in the semi-finals, as they came back from a 2-1 first leg disadvantage to record a 3-1 win after extra time against Basel.
West Ham Road To The Final
It has been a disappointing season domestically for the Hammers, but they have been incredibly consistent throughout their Europa Conference League campaign. West Ham eased past Viborg in the playoff round, before topping their group stage campaign after winning all six matches that they played. Throughout that period, they scored an impressive 13 goals, and allowed just four.
West Ham’s performances continued to catch the eye in the knockout round, which included a 6-0 aggregate win over AEK Larnaca in the round of 16. The Hammers needed to show their quality in the quarterfinals, as they were held for the first time in the competition away from home against Gent. However, they made home advantage count in the return leg with a 4-1 win at the London Stadium.
West Ham were classy once again in the semi-finals, as they eased through against Dutch outfit AZ with a 3-1 aggregate win. Their record throughout the competition has been solid, as they have won all but one of the matches that they have played in the Europa Conference League.
Fiorentina vs West Ham United Prediction
This will be a huge night for both of these teams. Fiorentina’s performances have dipped slightly in recent weeks, while the Hammers have continued to play at a high level. Therefore, we will be siding with the Hammers to end their long wait for a major piece of silverware in Prague.