Last year’s Europa League semi-finalists West Ham continue their Europa Conference League campaign on Thursday with a trip to Silkeborg in Group B in the hopes that they might build on their positive start to the competition.
Having already defeated a team from Denmark this season, Viborg 6-1 over the course of two legs in the play-off round. West Ham will face a much more difficult team in Sikeborg who should present as a step up after finishing four spots ahead of Viborg in the Superliga last term.
Silkeborg lost their opening Group B match to Anderlecht by a score of 1-0 before coming back on Sunday to defeat neighbourhood rivals AGF by the same margin.
Fortunately for Moyes, he has a well-rested squad following the postponement of the game against Newcastle United in the Premier League, so he would be looking to secure progress to the knockout stages as soon as possible.
Despite a rocky start to the season, West Ham has four wins from seven games in all competitions, with one of their two losses coming against Chelsea under controversial circumstances.
Sikeborg will look to carry over its strong home record this season—one loss in five games—into the UECL campaign against Westham United. They have lost five of their last eight matches in all competitions.
This proves to be their first season in Europe since 2001-02 but West Ham’s recent experience should give them an advantage heading into the game.