Brighton v West Ham United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Saturday, August 17, 2019


Amex Stadium

Punter's Pick

Brighton start this game as slight favourites given the opening day fortunes of both teams and them being the home team. They can be backed at 31/20 with Bet365 to repeat their opening day exploits and win this game. However West Ham will feel that they also have the personnel to win this game and that they will be able to deliver an improved performance. Traditionally this is one game that hasn’t had a high corner count and we feel that the value on under 10 corners is very good at 6/5 with Bet365.

Brighton host West Ham United at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the two teams experiencing contrasting emotions after the opening weekend of the new season. Brighton produced a superb performance away at Watford whilst West Ham crumbled against Manchester City. Will Brighton add to West Ham’s woes?

The Seagull’s come into this game having won 3-0 away at Watford courtesy of an Abdoulaye Doucoure own goal and strikes from Florin Andone and Neal Maupay. Much of last season was spent battling relegation and they will be pleased with how they started against a team that had made it to the FA Cup Final last year. Graham Potter can also be happy with the fact that his team had more possession despite being the away team and this bodes well for the remainder of the season. A lot of their initial games will be against teams in and around them so Brighton will be desperate to get some early points under their belt to stave off the threat of relegation.

On the other hand, West Ham come into this game having been comprehensively beaten by champions Manchester City. The Hammers done well to contain City until the 25th minute when Gabriel Jesus struck. A hattrick from Raheem Sterling and a Sergio Aguero penalty added to their misery and there weren’t many positives for Pellegrini and his men. How they will utilise and feed new signing Sebastian Haller will be the key, with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Manuel Lanzini unable to create opportunities for the Frenchman. West Ham will however feel that they have a stronger team than Brighton on paper and look to turn things around on Saturday.

In team news, Brighton are likely to field much of the same side that won at Watford. Neal Maupay may look to push for a starting berth having come off the bench to score Brighton’s third but Graham Potter may decide against tinkering with a winning side. Jose Izquierdo, Yves Bissouma and Ezequiel Schelotto will still be unavailable through injury.

West Ham will be sweating on the fitness of captain Mark Noble who is facing a race against time to be fit. West Ham also have concerns over Felipe Anderson who limped off on the opening day against Manchester City.

In head to heads, Brighton have enjoyed the greater success over West Ham in recent fixtures. In their last four meetings, the Seagull’s have won three and drawn one. Glenn Murray scored the only goal in the same fixture last year and Brighton failed to hold onto a two goal lead at the London Stadium, with Marko Arnautovic getting a quick-fire double to salvage a point.

Punter's Pick

Brighton start this game as slight favourites given the opening day fortunes of both teams and them being the home team. They can be backed at 31/20 with Bet365 to repeat their opening day exploits and win this game. However West Ham will feel that they also have the personnel to win this game and that they will be able to deliver an improved performance. Traditionally this is one game that hasn’t had a high corner count and we feel that the value on under 10 corners is very good at 6/5 with Bet365.

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