Brighton vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton really gave a scare to their fans last season. They had finished 17th in the table and was in the run to avoid relegation till the very last day. In the end, they managed to evade the prospect by just two points.
The team really must have learned their lesson from the harrowing experience. Despite them being pitted against Watford for their opener, a top-tier squad last time around in the competition, the group managed to deliver a 3-0 win. And to sweeten the pot, the victory came on the road.
Brighton really could not have hoped for a more spectacular beginning to their campaign.
The exact opposite is the case of West Ham. They had to welcome reigning and back-to-back champions, Manchester City and were made mincemeat out of, in front of their fans. To set the bar lower for their 2019-20 period, the side was defeated by a scoreline of 0-5.
The loss has put them at the bottom-most position in the table. While the current standing does not hold much meaning, due to the league still being in its initial stages, the dead-last spot still could pose some serious psychological scarring.
Brighton vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Brighton recorded the last three wins.
- Three of the last four games saw West Ham conceding two or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record in Premier League encounters.
- Only once have the visitors kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
Brighton vs West Ham Prediction
Brighton is flying high with confidence, after their road win against Watford, and that too accompanied by a clean sheet. And to complement this, they have the home advantage for this weekend.
On the other hand, West Ham faced the heaviest defeat of the first match-day, and in front of the home crowd of all places. Now, they are on the road, hoping to scrape through.
Moreover, the hosts of the day had registered the last three h2h wins, and in fact, at this venue, they have a 100% winning record against this opponent in Premier League ties.
Finally, West Ham has conceded three or more goals in their last three games, while their opposite number has scored twice or more in their last three attempts.
By the looks of things, we are in for a treat by the home team this weekend.
Brighton vs West Ham Betting Tips
Double Chance: Brighton or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Open the Scoring: Brighton @ 2.25 (5/4).