West Ham are back in Europe and will be determined to get off to a flying start as they head to Croatia for their opening Europa League match. The Hammers are unbeaten in the Premier League after four matches but now begin the challenge of also competing in Europe, which could stretch their squad.
The Hammers were parachuted straight into the group stage and it's probably just as well because their last two European adventures were both ended by Romanian side Astra Giurgiu in the qualifiers.
But this West Ham team look made of sterner stuff under David Moyes and they are favourites to top a relatively easy section that also includes Genk and Rapid Vienna.Any notion that last term's sixth-placed Premier League finish was a fluke has been dispelled with Moyes' side taking eight points from their first four games this term.
Although the squad still looks a bit on the thin side, especially up front, the Hammers should have enough quality to avoid defeat in what is probably their toughest game of the section.
Under 2.5 goals have been produced in four of Dinamo Zagreb's last five fixtures, one of which was a goalless draw with Sheriff. Three of West Ham's last six matches have also witnessed under 2.5 goals.
Dinamo made it through three rounds of Champions League qualifying but failed to make it to the group stage after a 3-0 aggregate defeat against FC Sheriff, with all the goals coming in the first leg. That saw them drop down to the Europa League and they will be hoping for a similar run as last season when they famously knocked out Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on their way to the quarter-finals before losing to eventual winners Villarreal.