Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United
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Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The hosts are in an awful position, and their recent form could only be valued as poor. Bad performances, lousy defense, and low morale are the main characteristics of this squad. Yes, they did have tough opponents recently, but still, the Seagulls are not looking as they need to. Meanwhile, the Hammers are starting to play like the should. In the last few weeks, we saw an explosion of their talent, which by the way, West Ham has plenty.
The home team lost on the road to Man City 2:0, but to be honest, nobody expected from them to perform some kind of a miracle at Etihad. West Ham humiliated the other club from Manchester, United, with 3:1 at the London Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion
We said that Brighton had tough rivals in the last two rounds, first Tottenham at home, and then the champs away. Also, Hughton’s team played against Liverpool and Man Utd before these two games. But even against the weaker opponents, the Seagulls were showing signs of a struggle. They couldn’t beat Southampton, Fulham, Watford etc. The Saints also eliminated them from the Carabao Cup at Amex, which was a surprise at a time. At the moment, they are without a triumph in six matches, and what is even more concerning for their fans is the shape of the back line. In four latest fixtures, Brighton allowed two goals, which isn’t a good sign, especially when facing in-form Hammers who are fantastic lately.
West Ham United
It appears that Manuel Pellegrini finally found the right formula for his squad. West Ham looks completely different than just one month ago. The attack is working perfectly, the defense is rock-solid, and the discipline is much better. Consequences are visible, and Hammers scored 14 goals in the last four matches, which by the way they haven’t lost, and allowed only two. Just to remind you, besides a win against Man Utd, Arnautovic and the boys fought a draw against Chelsea, who was perfect at the time. Felipe Anderson shifted into a higher gear, and his presence on the court was immediately felt, after few events in which he failed to prove his worth. If he continues to play like this, Hammers will continue to go up.
Latest Team News
Pascal Gros is doubtful for Friday’s event, same as Dale Stephens. The medical staff is hoping to recover these two until the game starts. Chicharito Hernandez will likely play for the Hammers, while Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Winston Reid and Jack Wilshere are out.
We have one very close matchup here. Brighton has 17 wins over this rival, one fewer than the Hammers. Also, 14 clashes ended with a draw. Both fixtures in the previous season ended with Brighton’s convincing wins, as they netted three goals apiece. At Amex we saw 3:1, while the result in London was 1:3.
Odds and Predictions
Whether that is because of the previous events or something else, the Seagulls are favorites with the odds set at 2.40. A draw is 3.20, while West Ham’s triumph is valued with 3.00.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United | Top Betting Tip: West Ham (1-2)
It is hard to believe that the Hammers are going to lose this event after they stayed unbeaten against Chelsea and Man Utd. Yes, they played both games at home, but if their performances are on the same level, then there is no doubt that Pellegrini’s boys are taking at least one point home from this one. So if you want to be sure, bet on the double chance, draw or West Ham. The efficiency will be moderate, which means 2 or 3 goals. The attacking capacity of the hosts is not that big to see some fireworks, but for sure, the spectators will not go home without seeing a couple of scores. For more braver punters, this is the game to bet. Our final choice will be a suggestion for them, and that is to back up West Ham’s solid form and bet on guests to win here, despite the odds. Brighton – West Ham 1:2.