West Ham vs Brighton
England- Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
After two extremely tough fixtures, West Ham have been given a lifeline this Saturday in the form of fellow bottom half-side, Brighton.
However, with the visitors unbeaten in their last two h2h games here, West Ham will have to huff and puff if they are to salvage even a point.
West Ham vs Brighton Match Preview
West Ham were taken down by the league-leaders earlier this week after the latter scored two unanswered goals by the end of the ninety minutes. The Hammers are now winless in their previous four Premier League games on the trot and have garnered no more than one measly point from a possible twelve.
On the other hand, Brighton have not been coping any better in their respective campaign. Their most recent clash on the road saw the guests succumb to a 3-1 scoreline against the struggling Bournemouth.
Nevertheless, with twenty-five points to their name, the visiting contingent are currently sitting above West Ham on the ladder with a slender two-point cushion. As such, a defeat this week could send the hosts plunging into the relegation zone.
West Ham vs Brighton Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Two out of their past three fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five meetings.
- None of their last ten matchups have finished as a stalemate.
- Brighton have registered the win four times in their past ten games. (W-4, D-3, L-3)
West Ham vs Brighton Prediction
Home advantage has hardly made a difference for West Ham this season. Miserably, the hosts have been at the losing end in seven of their past twelve games here. Worse yet, they have come away with the win just twice so far.
Although Brighton are on a similar run of form on the road, it needs saying that the guests have been faring slightly better in their recent visits to this stadium. Impressively, the visitors have not admitted defeat in any of their last two trips here in the running.
Hence, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Brighton in this one.
Be that as it may, both teams had shared the spoils the last time they met here. Taking into account that the reverse fixture of this matchup had also ended as a tie, back a double chance, just to be on the safer side.
Furthermore, h2h history at this venue clearly indicate that there have been no dearth of goals in their recent meetings. All but one of their past five h2h encounters here have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Considering that six of the last eight fixtures at Olympic Stadium have also been high scoring affairs, expect both teams to rack up the goals tally this weekend.
West Ham vs Brighton Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Brighton @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).