West Ham vs Brighton Prediction & Match Preview

West Ham vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 2 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).

Mid-table rivals West Ham and Brighton take on each other on Wednesday evening at London Stadium. Both sides head into the affair high on confidence following recent results. The Hammers have particularly been enjoying an extraordinary shape in December.

West Ham made a shaky start to this Premier League campaign, but the team grew in form massively of late. They won five of six games in December which brought them on the brink of the top half of the ladder. The only loss came ten days ago when Watford got away with a 0-2 victory at London Stadium.

Nevertheless, Manuel Pellegrini’s men quickly returned to winning ways beating Southampton 1-2 last Thursday at the St. Mary’s. Felipe Anderson was the hero of the evening in South England as his brace inspired a second-half comeback against the Saints.

West Ham vs Brighton: Head-to-head

  • Brighton have been a tricky opposition for West Ham in recent years.
  • The Seagulls won three on the spin against the Hammers.
  • The streak includes a 1-0 victory from October when teams met each other at The AMEX.
  • Just one of past six head to head games saw goals scored at both ends.

West Ham vs Brighton: Prediction

Brighton earned a precious 1-0 home victory over Everton on Saturday. Jurgen Locadia made the difference netting a goal in second consecutive match for the Seagulls. It was an evenly-matched contest which saw goalkeeper David Button producing an amazing display in his season debut. Chris Hughton’s men thus ended a streak of four games without a win during which they took only one point.

Nevertheless, it’s hard to go past the home win pick here. Brighton have been dreadful travellers so far in the season. They scored just 7 and allowed 16 goals in 10 away games this term. Knowing about West Ham’s recent form, we have to say the value is with the Hammers to win at 1.90.

West Ham vs Brighton: Bet Tips

  • West Ham to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • West Ham Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).