The Hammers’ European adventure has been a welcome distraction from Premier League woes for much of the season for David Moyes and his players, but it now presents West Ham with a huge opportunity to win their first major trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 1980. It is a first European final in 47 years.
It will be the Hammers’ 15th European game of the campaign, a run spanning almost ten months, and victory will earn them a spot in the Europa League next season.
Fiorentina finished the Serie A season in eighth, meaning they too are relying on victory here to secure European football when the new season comes around. The Italian side have seen off the likes of Braga and Lech Poznan to reach the final.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Europa Conference League final is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight, Wednesday June 7, 2023.
The match will take place at the Eden Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.
Where to watch Fiorentina vs West Ham
TV channel: In the UK, the final will be broadcast live tonight BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage getting underway at 6:30pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off time.
BT have also announced that the match will be made available to watch for free via their website and YouTube channel.
Live stream: A free live stream will be available online via the BT Sport website and YouTube channel. Subscribers can still use the app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action viaStandard Sport’s live blog, featuring expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the ground.
Fiorentina vs West Ham team news
Fiorentina vs West Ham prediction
As seen in the Europa League final last week, these kind of matches rarely produce end-to-end, exciting football.
That is not likely to be the type of game David Moyes wants anyway, with his West Ham side reaching the final with a more pragmatic approach against AZ Alkmaar in the last four.
A tense, nervy encounter can be expected, with the Hammers potentially just edging it to round off the season in memorable fashion.
West Ham to win, 1-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
These two clubs have met twice before, back in 1975 in the Anglo-Italian League Cup. West Ham lost both matches 1-0.
Fiorentina vs West Ham match odds
Fiorentina to lift the trophy: 10/11
West Ham to lift the trophy: 10/11
West Ham to win 1-0 in normal time: 7/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).