Two months have passed, and West Ham still have problems. The team, having started the season perfectly, slides to the bottom of the live football results. These results are catastrophic, the team has not pleased its fans with victories for a long time, and the maximum that Manuel Pellegrini’s players managed to show is a draw. But if we consider their performance more carefully, is the situation is that bad?
- The team loses, but often bites back. Their attack looks balanced and well-tuned.
- The defense sags seriously, but unlike other teams, the club did not make serious investments into the acquisition of a defender.
- West Ham is going through the unlucky streak of injuries. The main players will probably miss a lot, and this fact breaks the coach’s strategy.
The coach relied on certain performers, so there were no special signings in summer.
Of course, it sounds a little like an excuse, because any specialist of the level of a Premier League coach is simply obliged to have a backup plan and ensure positive live football results for his team. The upcoming matches of the club from East London are not against the strongest opponents, although, given the current situation, each match is worth a dozen. All teams are tuned for maximum concentration, and no one wants to lose points before the winter break.
Review of the 4th round of the Europa League
The draw for the 1/16 finals will begin on December 16, and before that all teams will play two matches. This season’s Europa League has brought together many strong clubs. Dynamo represents Ukraine in the LE, moreover, it shows good results and practically leads the standings of its group. Besides, these teams play good as well:
- Manchester United.
All these clubs have 10 points and more, according to the results of the tour. After the end of the confrontation, the fans definitely have something to remember. We speak about a repeated draw between Dynamo and Copenhagen, an exchange of goals between Sevilla and Dudelange in Luxemburg, as well as the victory of Lazio guaranteed only in the last minutes. These were spectacular matches, the results of which were reflected in the Europa League standings.
Since both the LE and the Champions League rounds ended, UEFA set the odds. Ukraine received 0.600 points, which is pretty good. The performances of Shakhtar and Dynamo show a positive trend. However, this may still not be enough, but analysts predict the victory of both Ukrainian teams.