West Ham v Brighton Betting Preview | 20th October
In our West Ham v Brighton betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Friday’s night’s Premier League match.
West Ham v Brighton Betting Preview
Venue: London Stadium
Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
Slaven Bilic’s West Ham take on newly promoted Brighton at the London stadium on Friday night.
Both sides sit touch-tight in the league standings, with each team amounting eight points after eight fixtures.
West Ham’s form has improved after losing their opening three games, having lost only one out of the last five.
Brighton had a victory snatched away from them against Everton thanks to Wayne Rooney’s last minute penalty.
The Seagulls travel to East London in search of their first Premier League away victory, having only picked up one point on the road.
West Ham are short of striking options as they face Brighton with Diafra Sakho (back) and Andy Carroll (suspended) both missing.
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is also a doubt after complaining of a hamstring problem in training.
Brighton hope Irish centre-back Shane Duffy will be back after he was substituted against his former club with a groin injury.
Kayal and Baldock inch ever closer to fitness but are both still not ready, despite featuring this week in the under 23’s.
Steve Sidwell is still injured and Tomer Hemed sits out the last game of his three-match suspension.
Potential West Ham Starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble, Antonio, Lanzini, Arnautovic, Hernandez
Potential Brighton Starting XI: Ryan; Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Suttner; Knockhaert, Stephens, Dropper, March; Gross, Murray
Head To Head
- Brighton have visited West Ham seven times in the league, winning only once.
- This is the first top-flight fixture between the sides since March 1983; a game which ended up 2-1 to West Ham at Upton Park.
Stats & Facts
- Pascal Gross has been involved in 83 percent of Brighton’s goals this season.
- West Ham have kept five clean sheets in their last seven home games.
- The Hammers have won their last two Friday night home games by the same 1-0 scoreline, and are 5/1 to do the same again against Brighton.
West Ham 17/20, Draw – 5/2, Brighton – 18/5
- Manuel Lanzini to score first – 7/1
- West Ham to come from behind and win – 10/1
- Glenn Murray first Brighton goalscorer – 5/1