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Europa Conference League final specials: Five to back from the side markets
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Aidan Perkins
David Moyes has West Ham on the verge of European glory
David Moyes has West Ham on the verge of European glory

West Ham and Fiorentina go head-to-head in Prague in the final of Europe's third-tier club competition and we have picked out five bets worth considering in the side markets.

Neither team have been frequent scorers in the first halves of recent games with Fiorentina managing two in the opening 45 minutes across their last five outings, while West Ham's first-half tally from their last five games sits at just one goal.

In what is expected to be a cagey, closely-fought final overall, backing the score to still be level at 0-0 at the break could be an astute selection.

Declan Rice could be integral to West Ham winning the trophy with the England international set to play a crucial role in midfield.

The 24-year-old is likely to be in the thick of the action as he will look to dictate play for the Premier League side but he could also be susceptible to a booking.

Rice has yet to be booked in the competition so far but he has received five yellows in the Premier League this season – the joint-most in the Hammers squad alongside Lucas Paqueta and Vladimir Coufal.

Michail Antonio has been in fantastic scoring form in this year's competition
Michail Antonio has been in fantastic scoring form in this year's competition

Michail Antonio is West Ham's leading scorer in the Europa Conference League, hitting six goals in the competition so far, including two in the 4-1 quarter-final second-leg win over Gent and one in the semi-final first-leg win over AZ.

He also has two assists in eight appearances in the Hammers' run to the final so it would not be a surprise if the 33-year-old was involved in a goal or two against Fiorentina.

Jarrod Bowen is another of the Hammers players to have enjoyed themselves in this competition with the winger scoring five goals and picking up two assists so far.

He has also registered 17 shots in his 11 appearances in Europe this season and in three games he has managed three or more shots.

In the final two Premier League games of the season, Bowen took two shots against both Leeds and Southampton despite only playing a combined total of 112 minutes, so if he features for the full 90 in midweek he is fancied to rack up at least three shots in total.

Arthur Cabral is the joint-leading scorer in the Europa Conference League this season with seven goals and overall this term he has hit 17 for Fiorentina in all competitions.

He is likely to be the Italian side's chief goal threat and in the run-up to the final has not been shy when it comes to shooting.

Over the course of his last two games he has registered five shots on target in total – two in the Coppa Italia final defeat to Inter and then three in the 3-1 win over Sassuolo in the final Serie A game of the campaign on Friday.


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