West Ham v Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

October 16, 2017

- Grant Whittington

London Stadium - Premier League

Friday night football is back under the London Stadium lights this week, as West Ham face Brighton in the Premier League. Both teams were the victim of late equalisers at the weekend, so it’s a chance to put that disappointment to bed.

Past Meetings

The last time these two teams met was in the Championship five and half years ago. West Ham ran out 6-0 winners that day, and won the reverse fixture 1-0. Brighton’s last win against the Hammers came almost 13 years ago in a 1-0 success at Upton Park.

Team News

The only injury concern for Slaven Bilic going into this one's with James Collins. The experienced defender could make his return to action after a month out with an ankle problem, but he does remain a slight doubt.

With Andy Carroll suspended, Hammers fans could catch a glimpse of promising Toni Martinez after the 20-year-old forward bagged a hat trick for the Under 23s against Manchester United on Sunday.

Brighton should have Davy Propper fit for their short trip to the capital, after the Dutch midfielder started against Everton at the weekend. Shane Duffy’s expected to miss out with a groin strain though, while Steve Sidwell’s out for another month with a back problem.

West Ham v Brighton Preview and Predictions

With both teams on eight points so far, only a couple of goals separates them in the Premier League table. A win for either side would take them into the top half of the table, at least until Saturday when the clubs around them take to the field.

After such a disappointing start to the season, Slaven Bilic would’ve been furious to see Andy Carroll get himself sent off for leading with his elbow twice in quick succession. Going down to 10 men had a major impact on the game as West Ham dropped two points, but a new week brings new hope. The Hammers are looking for another win to help them steadily climb the table, and this is a great opportunity against newly-promoted Brighton.

The Seagulls have done relatively well up to this point, but a loss on Friday could see them drop into the relegation places by the end of the weekend. Chris Hughton’s side need to pick up as many points as possible as quickly as they can, if their slim squad’s going to have any chance of staying in the top flight. The visitors start this game as 17/4 underdogs, while West Ham are priced at 17/20. If you think the game will end in a draw, that’s available at 13/5.

Recommended Bets

West Ham to win to nil at 18/10

This could be a good way to improve your odds on a home win, as Brighton have scored just six goals so far this season.

West Ham to win 6-0 at 475/1

Back the Hammers to click into gear and repeat the scoreline of the last meeting between the teams. It’s a very long shot, but surely this bet’s worth the odd pound?

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