BRIGHTON VS WEST HAM
KICK OFF: Friday 5th October 2018 | 21:00 CET
PREMIER LEAGUE WK8 | Amex Stadium
Can West Ham’s recent form see off a resilient Brighton side who will dig in for the Win?
Brighton is yet to record another win in the Premier League since that famous victory against United. A game with West Ham is another challenging prospect. Both teams will pull out all the stop to get the win.
The Seagulls have the fighting spirit. They came from behind to salvage a point at St. Mary’s and they almost did the same in their last match against Spurs. A loss to City before this encounter will dent Brighton’s confidence, but it’s hard to criticise their home form. Glenn Murray will relish the chance to add to his goal tally this season, having converted in their last two meetings with The Hammers.
West Ham are finally heading in the right direction, having followed up their win at Everton with a draw against Chelsea at home. With momentum in their favour, West Ham are going to be hard to beat. They were unlucky not to get maximum points against Chelsea missing out to a late goal in the closing minutes. Arnautovic services were missed in the last game, and if he returns to face Brighton, he can steer West Ham to victory.
Backing goals in this match is a safe bet, but more value can be found in a West Ham victory.
Key Match Facts
- Brighton’s Glenn Murray has three goals from their last two games against West Ham.
- Brighton has scored in each of their home games so far this season.
- The last two meetings saw over 2.5 goals.