West Ham United vs Brighton Predictions and Betting Tips

19:30, 01 dec 2021
West Ham United vs Brighton predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League fixture at London Stadium. Brighton – winless in eight – travel to London to face a Hammers side on their own two game losing streak. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

West Ham United vs Brighton key stats

  • Only Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool have scored more league goals than West Ham.
  • West Ham matches average 3.08 goals per game, with over 2.5 goals coming in 69% of the time.
  • In contrast, under 2.5 goals comes in 69% of the time in Brighton matches with their games averaging exactly two goals per game.
  • Brighton are 17th in the six-game form table (0W, 4D, 2L) scoring just four goals and conceding nine during this period.

Hammers look to rebound quickly

After Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City, West Ham have lost two league games in a row for the first time since April. They are still in the top four, but the chasing back is closing in.

West Ham were not disgraced in any way in losing to Man City, but they must get back to winning ways against a Brighton side winless since late September to avoid slipping down the table before the busy Christmas period.

However, Brighton will make it tough for them as despite no wins in eight games, six of these have been draws, indicating that while Brighton are struggling for goals, they’re very tough to break down.

Winless in eight

Brighton travel to West Ham on Wednesday night winless in their last eight Premier League games. If there is any source of encouragement during that spell it is that only two of these games have been defeats.

The inability of teams around them such as Wolves, Tottenham and Manchester United to put together winning streaks means that Brighton still finds themselves unbelievably in eighth place.

However, what must be of the utmost concern is Brighton’s inability to put the ball in the back of net having scored just five times in their last eight league matches and 12 goals in 13 league games overall.

West Ham United vs Brighton predictions

Though West Ham are on a two-game skid currently, we believe they will turn this around against Brighton. The Hammers have too much to offer in attack and believe they will wear down Brighton in the end to claim all three points.

Due to the conflicting statistics for each team on the over/under 2.5 goals market it is difficult to predict whether this will go over or under. However, we believe West Ham are capable of scoring over 1.5 goals themselves, this is priced at 10/11.

West Ham United vs Brighton team news

West Ham United team news

Angelo Ogbonna is a long-term absentee for the Hammers.

Aaron Cresswell will need to be assessed after coming off against Man City with a back injury.

David Moyes is expected to call Jarrod Bowen back to the starting line-up while after scoring the consolation goal against City, Manuel Lanzini is also in contention to start.

Brighton team news

Danny Welbeck continues to miss out due to injury.

The likes of Adam Lallana, Shane Duffy and Solly March are pushing for recalls. Graham Potter could shake things up to try to correct the league’s second longest winless streak.

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