Brighton vs West Ham Predictions and Betting Tips
We would be paying attention to the AMEX Stadium on Saturday night as West Ham looks to keep their Champions League hopes alive as they take on Brighton. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
This fixture has been full of stalemates over the past few meetings and both sides, once again, couldn’t separate themselves in the reverse match back in December.
Premier League status secured for the Seagulls
Brighton has had to fight tooth and nail over the past few weeks in this season’s relegation battle. They eventually emerged as one of the teams to beat the drop with West Brom and Fulham being confirmed relegated. In their most recent game, they lost to Wolves right at the death in a game where they finished with nine men on the pitch.
The Hammers’ form has dipped over the past few weeks and as such, they find themselves six points behind Chelsea who are in 4th place. It is also to be noted that Liverpool is also lurking behind and would go above the Hammers if they win their match on Friday. A solitary strike from Calvert-Lewin was enough to take all three points from Moyes’ side as Everton ran out 1-0 winners last weekend. There’s still lots to play for but the window is closing with every single game played. Nonetheless, we expect West Ham to give it their all heading into their final three league matches.
Brighton vs West Ham Team News
Dunk and Maupay are both out via suspension while March and Lamoety would once again miss out via injury. West Ham, on the other hand, heads into this game without any major injury casualties.
Brighton possible starting XI:
Sanchez; White, Webster, Burn; Gross, Lallana, Bissouma, Moder; Mac Allister, Trossard; Welbeck
West Ham possible starting XI:
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Lingard, Fornals; Antonio
Brighton vs West Ham Prediction: 1-2
Brighton heads into this encounter safe from relegation but we still expect them to want all three points. However, we expect the Hammers to want all three points even more. What’s more, Potter would miss a few key players and with West Ham having a couple of their own key players back from injury, we fancy the Hammers to pick up all three points.