While David Moyes’ side have obviously given up a competition on the Continent, the way the London stadium traveled to European nights last season could help boost morale this season.
After a slow start to the domestic campaign, there is a real feeling that Moyes’ side are in a position to push for Conference League glory.
The sight of an emotional Jose Mourinho lifting the inaugural trophy last season gave the third-tier tournament added prestige and few would doubt that making serious play for success would be another highlight for West Ham.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs FCSB is scheduled to kick off at 8.00pm BST on Thursday 8 September 2022.
The London Stadium in Stratford will host the contest.
Where to watch West Ham vs FCSB
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be shown live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7.45pm, following Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with FC Zurich.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the game live online via the BT Sport website and app.
West Ham vs FCSB Team News
West Ham’s Ben Johnson is expected to miss the game with a hamstring injury, while Aaron Cresswell has recently suffered a groin problem. Gianluca Scamacca could return after an illness.
Tomas Soucek has a foot problem, while Craig Dawson is still working towards full fitness.
“[Scamacca’s] I’ve only just started training so I’ll work to get him back if we can,” manager David Moyes said.
“We’re hoping we can get him back, but he’s really not been well for ten days, so if he’s fully fit I’d be very surprised. But he’s definitely been training today and he’s getting closer to a fit. complete physics.
“Craig Dawson is training. He hasn’t trained for a long time, he’s finding his way back but he’s coming back to them now. He’s probably not in good enough shape [to start].”
West Ham vs FCSB Prediction
After a busy summer spree, as well as West Ham’s form at home in their European run last season, Moyes will have confidence in his side.
West Ham win, 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
The two clubs have never met before in a competitive game.