West Ham vs Brighton – Premier League : This Friday night we have the start of the 9th round of the Premier League, with West Ham hosting Brighton….
West Ham is in 15th place with 8 points gained, thanks to 2 wins and 2 draws, having been defeated on the remaining 4 matches.
Most of those points were gained playing in front of their fans, so they are naturally stronger playing at home.
Hammers’ form is positive since they were only beaten once on their last 7 official matches.
For this match, the striker Andy Carroll and the defender James Collins won’t be available for the Croatian manager Slaven Bilic, since they are suspended and injured, respectively.
Brighton occupies the 14th spot on the league table, having the same 8 points as West Ham and the same record in terms of results than their opponents.
This team has shown several difficulties playing away from home, having only conquered 1 out of 12 possible points and only scoring 1 goal while conceding 6 so far.
Their form isn’t the best at the moment, having only won once on their last 5 official matches. Their striker Hemed and their midfielder Sidwell are unavailable for this match.
West Ham vs Brighton – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Despite considering that the Hammers have better conditions to win this match, I see the goals market with a higher chance of ensuring profit here.
These are two teams who have recorded low scoring results so far, with the Under 2.5 Goals dominating generally. Therefore, I believe that at half-time we might still have a 0-0 draw.
On the 8 matches Brighton has played so far in the Premier League, there has never been a 1st half with over 1.5 goals.
On the other hand, that has also happened in 6 out of 8 West Ham’s matches up until this point.
|Under 1 goal HT||