West Ham vs AEK Larnaka is up today this evening for Europa Match.
One thing is that the Londoners are clearly better suited to continental competition
Of course than domestic football having also reached the Europa League semi-finals last term
Also, it would be a major disappointment if their first meeting
That’s with Cpyriot opposition didn’t end in victory.
However, The Hammers will be looking for response in the Europa Conference League
We know by now that David Moyes is the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to get the sack after Saturday’s shambolic loss to Brighton, but the Scot should enjoy some respite with the return of the Europa Conference League.
While the Hammers can’t buy a win in the Premier League, they boast a 100 per cent record in Europe this season, winning eight out of eight in the Conference League.
Opponents Larnaca have never got this far in Europe before and will certainly be highly motivated for this encounter, their first against a side from England.
Also, they edged past Dnipro in the Conference League playoff round having dropped into the competition after finishing third in their Europa League group.
However, it was a tough section but their inability to win once in three attempts at home is a concern with Rennes and Fenerbahce both leaving Cyprus with maximum important points