West Ham are looking to make a second consecutive European semi-final as they face Gent at the London Stadium on Thursday night.
West Ham secured a 1-1 draw away in Belgium to put them in a favourable position heading into the second leg in London.
They will, though, consider themselves fortunate to have the aggregate score in a positive balance as they delivered a pretty shoddy performance in Belgium, one than on another day likely would have seen them beaten.
This has not been uncharacteristic for West Ham under Moyes this season, either, having been well below last year's standards for the entirety of the campaign.
For the most part their poor domestic showing has not impacted their performances in Europe where they've looked almost liberated from the pressures of the Premier League. However, last week's performance was one far more resemblant of Premier League West Ham and if they don't improve here they could be waving goodbye to Europe for what could be a number of years.
They did, however, deliver an impressive performance at the weekend in holding leaders Arsenal to a 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.
The Hammers started the game awfully and were 2-0 down after just ten minutes, but they eventually fought their way back into the game and emerged with a deserved point.
That result will likely instil them with confidence coming into this game and they should have the wind in their sails. West Ham have much more quality than their opponents on paper but they'll have to be near their best to ensure progression to the semi-finals.
Gent will be mightily disappointed to be coming into the second leg away from home with no lead to show for their first leg performance that saw them have the better of the play in Belgium.
It's likely they won't be able to overcome the feeling that West Ham were there for the taking and the job will now be much harder to finish away from home.
Still, their job is not a complicated one even if it will be tough as a win, regardless of the scoreline, will see them in the semi-finals. For all the quality West Ham posses their the furthest thing from being u beatable so there's no need for Gent to have their heads down.
Gent enter this game off the back of three successive draws but they're unbeaten in their last nine matches and are in good form overall.
They've also won three of their last four away games, scoring fifteen goals in those three encounters, so don't be fooled into thinking West Ham have one foot in the semi-finals already.
For our West Ham vs. Gent prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the home side (AET).
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