Friday, January 21, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: West Ham vs Brighton – 01/12/21

Competition: Premier League

Market: West Ham win

Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport

Desperate to make a return to winning ways in midweek, West Ham will welcome a struggling Brighton to the London Stadium on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, eventually hit with a 2-1 defeat away at defending Premier League champions Manchester City over the weekend, West Ham will be seeking a Premier League boost here. Although the Hammers might still open the midweek fixtures sat in the top-four, David Moyes’ side are coming off the back of back-to-back top-flight defeats. However, storming their way to the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League with time to spare, the former Manchester United boss has seen his side only continue to gain a host of plaudits over the past 18 months. Smelling a chance on home soil in midweek, West Ham should be boosted by their success at the London Stadium. On a run highlighted by that thrilling 3-2 win against Liverpool prior to the international break, Wednesday’s hosts have won each of their last four straight home fixtures.

As for the visitors, while Brighton might have opened the 2021/22 campaign enjoying a real purple patch, Graham Potter’s men have largely failed to build off of that early-season success. Having to settle for a 0-0 draw against relegation scrappers Leeds on home soil over the weekend, the Amex crowd made their displeasure clear at the final whistle. Marking their return from November’s international break with a 2-0 defeat away at Aston Villa, the Seagulls are suddenly in the midst of a nine-match unbeaten run across all formats. With their sluggish run of form extending all the way back to September 22nd, it should be noted that Brighton have failed to win any of their last five away fixtures. While they do hold an eye-catching record against the Hammers, we’re backing a home victory here.

Bet: West Ham 1/1 to beat Brighton in Wednesday’s Premier League matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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