class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Boasting an intimidating record at the Stadion Maksimir, Al Hain-Cole is backing Krznar’s men to make life difficult for the Hammers on Thursday

West Ham will be hoping to make a winning return to European competition when they travel to the Stadion Maksimir to take on Dinamo Zagreb in Thursday’s Europa League clash.

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The Hammers have not taken part in this competition since 2016, when they were knocked out by Romania’s Astra at the qualification stage.

Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham latest odds

Having started the Premier League season in strong form with two wins and two draws, West Ham are available at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365 to come out on top in Croatia.

Damir Krznar’s men were knocked out of the Champions League play-offs by Sheriff Tiraspol but Dinamo Zagreb are available at 21/10 (3.10) to put that disappointment behind them by pulling off an impressive win here.

The hosts’ last two European fixtures on home turf have both finished all square, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them playing out another stalemate in this one.

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The game is being shown live on BT Sport 2 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.

Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham team news

Dominik Livakovic is doubtful while Dino Peric is ruled out, although captain Arijan Ademi should be available after returning from injury off the substitutes’ bench at the weekend.

With a fully-fit squad to choose from, the visitors could offer new signings Alphonse Areola, Kurt Zouma and Nikola Vlasic their first starts in a rotated line-up.

Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham preview

Having started the league season in prolific form with 10 goals from the opening three fixtures, David Moyes’ team were frustrated to draw 0-0 at Southampton at the weekend.

They could be in for another tough challenge against Dinamo, who have kept six clean sheets in their last seven fixtures and gone four games in a row without conceding a single goal.

What’s more, the Croatian champions are a tough nut to crack in front of their own fans in the Europa League, losing just one of their last 15 home fixtures and conceding only three goals in their most recent 10.

Dinamo Zagreb vs West Ham tips & predictions

All in all, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem generous on Dinamo making life difficult for West Ham on their return to the European stage and ensuring under 2.5 goals for their eighth fixture in nine.

All odds correct at time of writing. Pleaser gamble responsibly.