West Ham’s next Europa League opponents Rapid Wien suffered a big home defeat at the weekend and will arrive at the London Stadium on an inevitable low.
The Austrian outfit were beaten 3-0 by Sturm Graz and from all accounts were never at the races .
That’s 16 behind Red Bull Salzburg at the top with Sturm Graz in second place – a club involved in Group B against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday evening.
This looks an ideal opportunity for the Hammers to take their points tally to six at the top of the group and increase their earnings by another £760,000 appx from the competition.
Genk are currently in second place after their late win over the Austrian team in the first game, Rapid Wien third and Dinamo Zagreb at the bottom.
The Hammers are likely to play the same team as defeated Zagreb in their opening game in Croatia as they bid to stay on top of the group.