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Brighton vs West Ham: Albion to deny Hammers sixth

Kick-off: 1600, 22/05/2022

Stadium: Amex Stadium

West Ham will be trying to pip Manchester United to sixth place in the Premier League table when visiting Brighton in the final round of fixtures.

Moving up would mean an upgrade from the Europa Conference League to the Europa League, with the Hammers currently two points behind.

However, the last six renewals of this fixture have ended in stalemate and 3.3 for another draw is our main Brighton vs West Ham prediction.

Brighton & Hove Albion Odds

Brighton’s target is to finish in the top half and they have certainly been pushing hard to achieve that aim in recent weeks.

The Seagulls have only lost to Manchester City in their last eight games, securing wins over four teams above them.

Arsenal and Tottenham were edged out last month and Albion scored seven goals without reply in back-to-back stunners versus Wolves and Manchester United.

Last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Leeds was a bit frustrating, with Brighton ahead on 21 minutes through Danny Welbeck but conceding a stoppage-time leveller.

To be fair, though, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez had made some fine saves before the equaliser came.

“I can’t sit here and say the point wasn’t fair,” said Graham Potter. “We fought for everything, so did Leeds, which you’d expect.

“It was a hostile environment that we managed as well as we could, a great experience for our guys, so in the end, I’m OK with everything.”

All of the past stalemates with the Hammers have been score draws, so Brighton vs West Ham odds.

Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, Cucurella, Dunk, Veltman, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, March, Caicedo, Trossard, Welbeck.

West Ham United Odds

West Ham bounced back well from a Europa League semi-final defeat by winning 4-0 at Norwich and then took a point off Manchester City at London Stadium.

Jarrod Bowen bagged a brace to put the Hammers 2-0 ahead at the break, but the leaders predictably rallied after half-time.

Jack Grealish halved the deficit prior to a Vladimir Coufal own goal and Lukasz Fabianski had to save a late Riyad Mahrez penalty to keep the scores level.

David Moyes said: “It would’ve been better if it was a win but a draw is an excellent result. For us to get European football again is fantastic.”

The Scot added: “How many teams break into the top six? We did it last year and we are close this year. I want to get in amongst it and upset it if we can.”

This promises to be another open affair and 12.0 for a repeat of that 2-2 scoreline completes our Brighton vs West Ham betting tips.

Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Zouma, Coufal, Dawson, Fornals, Lanzini, Soucek, Rice, Antonio, Bowen.

Additional stats

Player statistic

1st half
    40' Goal Michail Antonio
    42' Yellow card Tomas Soucek
2nd half
Joël Veltman
(Assist: Solly March)
Goal 50'    
Pascal Groß
(Assist: Danny Welbeck)
Goal 80'    
Neal Maupay Yellow card 83'    
Danny Welbeck
(Assist: Pascal Groß)
Goal 90+2'    

Match statistic

50
Possession
50
18
Total shots
7
7
Shots on target
2
4
Shots off target
2
7
Blocked shots
3
5
Corners
6
0
Offsides
0
9
Fouls
9

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