Kick-off: 1945, 02/01/2019
Stadium: London Stadium
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What Trueform says for West Ham vs Brighton
Brighton have secured three straight wins over West Ham since being promoted to the Premier League and are a tempting price to extend that sequence.
Albion travel to London on the back of a 1-0 win over Everton, whereas the Hammers must recover from Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat at Burnley.
We reckon 3/1 for the Seagulls to soar again is a value West Ham vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham visited Burnley in fine spirits following a run of five wins in six top-flight fixtures but ran out of momentum in Lancashire.
Manuel Pellegrini suggested the combination of an intensive schedule and a lengthy injury list finally caught up with his side.
“Normally, I don’t like to give excuses when you lose a game, but I think it was clear from the very first minute the physical (condition) was so different between the two teams that we couldn’t play,” the Chilean said.
United had previously prevailed at Southampton but were also flat when beaten by Watford in their most recent home match.
Pablo Zabaleta could return from illness to feature here, while new recruit Samir Nasri is eligible after completing an 18-month ban for a doping infraction.
However, the Hammers still have a pretty full treatment room and will welcome a break in Premier League action for the FA Cup this weekend.
Looking at the West Ham vs Brighton odds, we like 25/2 for a 2-1 away win.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Anderson, Snodgrass, Noble, Antonio, Rice, Arnautovic, Perez.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton put a trio of defeats in the build-up to Christmas behind them when drawing 1-1 with Arsenal on Boxing Day and then edging out Everton.
Dutch forward Jurgen Locadia claimed the only goal of the game against the Toffees, turning to fire home from close range in the 59th minute.
Goalkeeper David Button, signed from Fulham during the summer, enjoyed a nice Premier League debut when deputising for Mat Ryan, due to his involvement with Australia at the Asian Cup.
Chris Hughton does not feel the need to do much business in the transfer window following that morale-boosting triumph.
“We have players we’ve brought in during previous windows who are now coming into form and beginning to get into the side,” said the head coach. “The squad is in a good place.”
Albion have put together back-to-back wins a couple of times already this term and do tend to thrive on confidence.
Glenn Murray settled the issue when these teams met at Amex Stadium in early October and netted three times in last season’s two wins over the Hammers.
Let’s finish off our West Ham vs Brighton betting tips by taking 5/1 for the striker to open the scoring here after being rested for most of Saturday’s success.
Last Brighton line-up: Button, Duffy, Dunk, Montoya, Bernardo, Stephens, Gross, March, Propper, Locadia, Andone.
Burnley 2-0 WEST HAM
BRIGHTON 1-0 Everton – Jurgen Locadia
Head-to-head: Brighton 1-0 West Ham, Brighton 3-1 West Ham, West Ham 0-3 Brighton
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