Brighton vs West Ham: Hosts vulnerable due to bans

Brighton vs West Ham: Hosts vulnerable due to bans

Kick-off: 2000, 15/05/2021

Stadium: Amex Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

West Ham can’t afford any more slip-ups if they are to qualify for Europe but the good news is they are visiting Brighton at just the right time.

Albion will be without key defender Lewis Dunk through suspension while top striker Neal Maupay is also banned after both saw red last weekend.

We’re sticking with United to prevail at 29/20 for our first Brighton vs West Ham prediction.

A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds

Brighton beat Leeds in their last home match and started brightly against Wolves at Molineux, leading through a 13th-minute Dunk header.

However, the centre-half went from hero to zero in the second period when dismissed for pulling back Fabio Silva, who was through on goal.

Wanderers took full advantage as they hit back to win 2-1 before Maupay received a second yellow card for dissent following the final whistle.

Ben White told the club website: “We started the second half quite sloppy and I think that’s why the red card occurred.

“In the first half, I thought we controlled the game but they then punished us. It was an opportunity for us and it got away from us.”

Albion can at least rest assured they are safe from relegation after Fulham’s loss to Burnley on Monday, so they should be able to play with freedom.

Both teams have scored in the last four encounters between these sides and 5/6 for that to happen again appeals from the Brighton vs West Ham odds.

Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bissouma, Gross, Maupay, Trossard, Jahanbakhsh, Welbeck.

Brighton will also be without Solly March (knee) and Tariq Lamptey (hamstring), with doubts over Davy Propper (ankle) and Joel Veltman (calf) – although Adam Lallana should be fit following his own calf issue.

A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds

West Ham can almost certainly forget about a top-four finish following a flat 1-0 defeat by Everton in London but a Europa League spot is still up for grabs.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s well-taken goal in the first half proved decisive, with Said Benrahma missing United’s best chance to draw level.

Jesse Lingard told the club website: “I felt we adapted fairly well and dominated the game but we just couldn’t create clear-cut chances and finish them.”

The Hammers had previously prevailed 2-1 at Burnley, though, and won 3-2 at Wolves last month before going down by the same scoreline at Newcastle, so they have been scoring goals on the road.

Let’s add 3/1 for an away victory and over 2.5 goals in the game to our Brighton vs West Ham betting tips while 25/1 for that 3-2 scoreline to come up again catches the eye.

Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Lanzini, Lingard, Fornals, Soucek, Benrahma, Antonio.

Declan Rice could return for West Ham after six weeks out with a knee injury. Aaron Cresswell should also be fit despite limping off in last weekend’s defeat, but Mark Noble, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini are doubts.

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Last result:

Wolves 2-1 BRIGHTON – Lewis Dunk

WEST HAM 0-1 Everton

Head-to-head: West Ham 2-2 Brighton, West Ham 3-3 Brighton, Brighton 1-1 West Ham, West Ham 2-2 Brighton, Brighton 1-0 West Ham

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