West Ham vs Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between West Ham vs Brighton in Premier League.
West Ham vs Brighton Match Preview
West Ham United will hope for some lady luck to return to winning ways when they take on newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion. This West Ham vs Brighton fixture will be played on Friday evening at the London Stadium.
West Ham had a terrible start to the season as they lost three straight Premier League matches conceding ten goals. However, their form improved after that, as they picked up two wins, two draws and one loss in the next five matches. The Hammers currently stand 15th in the table with eight points and just two points away from the relegation zone. Their manager Slaven Bilic, though, is still under pressure as they look to build some buffer from the relegation places. A defeat could see them slip into the bottom three although a win could push them into the top half as well – very fine margins. Scoring hasn’t been their forte as they average only a goal per match.
Brighton were earmarked as favourites to get relegated this season – straight after their promotion last season. Two losses in the first two matches compounded that theory although they improved considerably and are going to be a stubborn opponent. Last Sunday saw them hold Everton to a 1-1 draw making it eight points and 14th place in the Premier League table. However, all those points have come at home with the Seagulls losing four of their five away matches in all competitions. Scoring goals has been their problem too as they found the net only six times with just one goal coming away from home. No wonder, this West Ham vs Brighton fixture is not promising to witness many goals.
West Ham vs Brighton H2H
West Ham have an upper hand over their visitors having won four, drawn one and losing just once in their six previous meetings. Interestingly, the Hammers have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three matches with the Seagulls.
West Ham vs Brighton Team News
James Collins is a doubt for West Ham with an ankle injury and faces an anxious wait to be fit before the start of the game, while on the other side Andy Carroll is out due to suspension.
Brighton will be without Shane Duffy and Steve Sidwell while Davy Propper could be an absentee as well. Tomer Hemed remains suspended for the visitors.
West Ham vs Brighton Probable Line-ups
West Ham: Hart, Reid, Fonte, Kouyate, Obiang, Antonio, Ayew, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Noble, Hernandez.
Brighton: Ryan, Suttner, Hunemeier, Bruno, Dunk, Stephens, March, Gross, Knockaert, Propper, Murray.
West Ham vs Brighton Predictions
Both teams are struggling to score with West Ham seeing fewer than three goals in two of their three home fixtures so far and Brighton doing so in three of their four away trips. That makes picking under 2.5 goals a very good betting tip for the match between West Ham vs Brihgton. Among the individual scorers, ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is a great choice to score a goal anytime in the match.