By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 10th October 2018
Brighton will welcome West Ham to the Amex Stadium as part of Sky Sport’s Friday night football coverage. The Hammers will be on a high after they bested Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Meanwhile the Seagulls are looking to cement a home win with recent results looking sub-par.
Brighton vs West Ham: Odds and predictions
Chris Hughton’s hosts are 8/5 match-betting favourites against a side that they overpowered home and away last term, notching three times on both occasions. However, the 9/5-rated visitors arrive in the form to avenge those reverses having won three and drawn one of their past four matches. The draw is priced up at odds of 9/4.
With West Ham turning a corner after beginning their season with four consecutive defeats, it’s hard to imagine Brighton overpowering the Hammers.
They were swept away by Pep Guardiola’s Man City last week in a 2-0 loss.
Manuel Pelligrini’s side has impressed all over the field; Marko Arnautovic has bagged 4 goals in his opening seven games up front playing alongside strike partner Andriy Yarmalenko, whilst a midfield pairing of Mark Noble and Declan Rice had the beating of their last few opponents on home turf.
Despite playing at the Amex, Brighton have a hard task in containing West Ham’s offence, and will need to cut out the supply line to their front three.
Scroll down and peruse the odds our betting tipsters have involved the Seagulls in, in our Brighton vs West Ham predictions.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Brighton 3-1 West Ham, West Ham 0-3 Brighton, West Ham 6-0 Brighton, Brighton 0-1 West Ham, West Ham 3-0 Brighton, Brighton 2-2 West Ham.
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Brighton vs West Ham prediction: Over 2.5 goals @ a 6/5 pick
Don’t not adjust your mobile, laptop or tablet, the first of our Brighton vs West Ham predictions really is a 6/5 shot.
That’s despite the Amex outfit shipping at least twice in all bar one of their seven Premier League games this term.
Not to mention all four of the Hammers’ road games under Manuel Pellegrini featuring a quartet of strikes and both their meetings with the Seagulls last term rewarding over 2.5 goals pickers.
But with West Ham and Brighton bearing shoddy defensive line-ups, our William Hill traders only see this ending one way, with both teams tipped to score at 17/20.
Brighton haven’t kept a clean sheet in any competition all season while West Ham have shut out just two of their nine opponents, with one of those being League Two bottom side Macclesfield.
Scorer betting tip predictions: Glenn Murray to score anytime @ 11/8
West Ham can count themselves lucky that at least one of the players that bagged against them home and away for the Seagulls last season, Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo, is unlikely to feature, with the Colombian still on his way back from a knee injury.
Murray, though, is a confident 11/8 prediction to add to the five goals he’s hit against the Irons across his last four meetings with the club, having notched three times in three home games in 2018/19.
We’ve already tipped West Ham to keep their side of the both teams to score bargain, so it follows that Marko Arnautovic must be backed at 17/10 anytime scorer odds in our Brighton vs West Ham predictions.
The Austrian has netted in four of his six games for the Irons this term and only failed to find the net in the two in which the side, as a whole, were denied.
Brighton vs West Ham stats: Opta
- West Ham are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League away wins for the first time since February 2017.
- Each of West Ham’s last seven Premier League victories have been by at least a two-goal margin, with their last three all finishing 3-1.
- Brighton lost their last home Premier League match against Spurs – they’re yet to lose back-to-back games at the Amex Stadium in the competition.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.