Qualification rounds in these sort of competitions have rarely been enjoyable affairs for the Hammers with the club never having passed through a European play-off round to reach a tournament proper since group stages were introduced.
The name Astra Giurgiu no doubt still haunts many a West Ham fan after consecutive failures at the hands of the Romanians in 2015 and 2016, although David Moyes’ side showed last season that this could be a new age of continental football in east London.
A two-legged showdown with Viborg, who finished seventh in last season’s Danish Superliga before winning a domestic play-off and knocking out the duo of Suduva and B36 Torshavn, stand between the Hammers and the Conference League groups.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Viborg is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off tonight, Thursday, August 18, 2022.
London Stadium will host the match.
Where to watch West Ham vs Viborg
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7.15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
West Ham vs Viborg team news
— West Ham United (@WestHam) August 18, 2022
West Ham vs Viborg prediction
The Europa Conference League play-off round tends not to be where you encounter the next European superpower in waiting, and West Ham can bag a confidence-boosting first win of the season on Thursday with relative ease.
A 2-0 West Ham win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
These two sides have never met before.