Struggling The Seagulls are most likely in for a tough assignment, when going up against The Hammers on tonight at the London Stadium. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take any point here. Following 13 matches, West Ham rank 4th in the Premier League on 23 points. That leaves a gap of 5 points to Brighton, who sit 9th after collecting 18 points.
West Ham will be looking to open a further gap in the table on Brighton when clashing in the Premier League on Wednesday. The visitors will be eager to prevent exactly that from happening. They need to keep tabs on their upcoming opponent.
The Irons go into their next Premier League match, averaging a humble 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a mundane total of 14 goals, while also conceding 11 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.1 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
Brighton are currently performing rather modestly when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors this coming Wednesday managed a bearable 8 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 0.8 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 11 goals. They claimed 4 clean sheets as they averaged 1.1 against per match. Let's dive into our betting predictions!
Stats and facts for West Ham and Brighton.
- West Ham scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- West Ham conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in West Ham's last 2 of 4 matches;
- West Ham scored the last 7 matches in a row at home.
- Brighton did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
- Brighton did not win the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Brighton's last 6 of 8 matches;
- Brighton conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
Current form — West Ham v. Brighton
West Ham hoping to bounce back
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for The Irons, who have performed more or less according to expectations. It is all or nothing with West Ham at the moment, and sadly for them, it has been more “nothing” than “all”. They first went down 1-0 in an encounter with Wolves, to which they replied by beating Rapid Wien 2-0. Their latest encounter once again had them on the losing side, when they lost 2-1 against Manchester City.
West Ham paddling along
The Seagulls will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Brighton has been a tad mediocre in their last 3 matches where a win has failed to come their way. Against Newcastle, they gained a point in a 1-1 draw, before coming up short against Aston Villa, who ran out 2-0 winners. Lately, they managed to steal a point in a 0-0 with Leeds.
West Ham have put stronger performances on display in recent games and with the advantage of familiar surroundings, we call a home win here. The bookmakers currently settle the price for a home win at 1.90. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 4.00. Adding a draw to the accumulator will get you odds 3.60.
West Ham v. Brighton — fixture history
The last time The Hammers played Brighton at The American Express Community Stadium, the game finished with a 1-1 scoreline. The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. The bookmakers naturally have prices available on the upcoming encounter. Betting on Brighton will get you odds 4.00, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 25% chance of beating West Ham.
You can get a price of 1.90, should you wish to add West Ham to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy. West Ham enter the match against Brighton with a 0-5-3 record in their previous 8 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 0% winning ratio for West Ham, with Brighton victorious in 38% of the last 8 encounters.
Current table in the Premier League
As the current Premier League standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 5 points. Even though Brighton cannot overtake West Ham in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. West Ham, who are now number 4 with 23 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Wednesday.
Pablo Fornals has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently. Surely, The Hammers are relying on him to once again shine in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, Brighton will be looking to Leandro Trossard in the hope that he will add more goals to his current total of 2 goals in his latest games.