Despite a rocky season in the Premier League last time out, David Moyes and his side enjoyed a remarkable European campaign, winning the Europa Conference League in June.
While this is a step up, the Hammers - who also reached the Europa League semi-finals two seasons ago - are afforded a rather favourable start in Group A here.
Serbian side Backa Topola travel to east London on Thursday with a mountain to climb given West Ham’s very strong start to the season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Backa Topola is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time tonight on Thursday September 21, 2023.
The London Stadium will host the match.
Where to watch West Ham vs Backa Topola
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 2 in the UK. Coverage starts at 7:45pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also tune in online via the TNT Sports app and website.
West Ham vs Backa Topola team news
West Ham XI: Fabianski; Kehrer, Ogbonna, Mavropanos, Cresswell; Ward-Prowse, Paqueta, Fornals; Benrahma, Kudus, Ings
Subs: Johnson, Zouma, Coufal, Antonio, Cornet, Areola, Aguerd, Soucek, Coventry, Emerson, Mubama, Anang.
Backa XI: Simic, Cvetkovic, Antonic, Djordjevic, Petrovic, Radin, Djakovac, Stojic, Kuveljic, Peter Stanic, Jovanovic.
Subs: Milovanovic, Mirchevski, Ilic, Jorgic, Milos Pantovic, Cirkovic, Krstic, Vlalukin, Vulic, Rakonjac, Sos.
West Ham vs Backa Topola prediction
West Ham have surely built up enough European experience to get this year’s campaign off to a flying start.
West Ham to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two teams have never met before.
West Ham vs Backa Topola latest odds
West Ham to win: 1/10
Backa Topola to win: 22/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).