Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United Tips & Predictions
17th August 2019 – 15:00
Match Preview & Team News
The Seagulls barely saved the top-flight status last season, but they got off to a remarkable start to the new campaign. A shocking 0-3 victory away at Watford promises better days for Brighton & Hove Albion who looked fabulous on Graham Potter’s official debut on the bench.
The team built on a fine pre-season form which saw Brighton win four and lose one of five games this summer. The Seagulls ended the preparations period with a 0-4 thumping of Birmingham City away at St. Andrew’s and a 2-1 home win over Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia.
Potter kept all of Brighton’s new signings on the bench, but striker Neal Maupay made an impact after coming on in the second half scoring his team’s third goal of the afternoon. The new Seagulls forward might get the chance to make the starting XI here against the Hammers.
West Ham United suffered a nightmare 0-5 loss at the hands of the defending champions Manchester City in their maiden game of the season. The loss does not necessarily have to reveal anything given the opposition was just too strong, but we can’t ignore the fact Manuel Pellegrini’s troops shipped ten goals in last three matches, counting friendlies against Hertha BSC and Athletic Bilbao as well.
The hosts have a deadly attacking line with the likes of Glenn Murray and Neal Maupay and we fancy their chances of finding the back of the net at least two times here against the Hammers.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Brighton have a nice chance to take advantage of the momentum and claim the spoils on Saturday afternoon. We see the value in backing them to win at 7/5 odds.
Goals Market Prediction
You can alternatively go with the Seagulls to score two or more goals at the odds of 5/4 since West Ham have been fairly easy to break down of late.
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United betting predictions:
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