West Ham vs Brighton Prediction: Hammers to end Brighton superiority

 | January 01 | 

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In-form West Ham are looking to close the gap on the top five and could land a victory over a Brighton side struggling to maintain consistency.

Victories over Premier League big-guns in recent weeks, as well as a lengthy injury list for the Seagulls, make the Hammers favourites in this tie and they look set to oblige in an exciting affair.

West Ham vs Brighton Tips

  • Match Result & Both Teams To Score - West Ham & Yes @ 11/4
  • Jarrod Bowen to score anytime @ 9/5

Match Odds

The Hammers are slight favourites at 7/5, whilst Brighton are 7/4 to continue their recent dominance over West Ham.

The points being shared between the two can be backed at 13/5, whilst the game to go over 3.5 goals, as many meetings between the pair have in the past, is available at 6/4.

Team News

A 2-0 victory over title-chasing Arsenal would have been the perfect end to 2023 had it not been for midfielder Lucas Paqueta picking up a calf injury, although the Brazilian is only expected to miss one week of action.

He joins striker Michail Antonio and defender Kurt Zouma in the treatment room, with both likely to return in January, whilst Mohammed Kudus and Nayef Aguerd are also unavailable as they are away with Ghana and Morocco respectively to partake in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Brighton captain Lewis Dunk picked up another yellow card in his last appearance which means he will miss this fixture and join the lengthy absentee list which includes Julio Enciso, Simon Adingra, Solly March, Kaoru Mitoma, Ansu Fati, Adam Webster, Joel Veltman and Tariq Lamptey.

Match Result & Both Teams To Score - West Ham & Yes @ 11/4

David Moyes’ side had a fantastic end to 2023 in the league, with memorable victories over Manchester United and Arsenal at the back end of December.

Those results made it four wins out of five in all competitions, with each of these victories being to nil.

However, Brighton do boast the recent dominance over The Hammers, with their 3-1 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium being their first loss since the 2011/2012 season in this fixture, when both sides were in the Championship.

Only three teams have scored more goals in the Premier League this season than Brighton, who have 38 this term, and the Seagulls continued their hot scoring streak with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham last time out.

Roberto De Zerbi’s men are likely to find the scoresheet, but West Ham should have enough in the tank to extend their impressive winning streak.

West Ham to beat Brighton and both teams to score at 11/4

Jarrod Bowen to score anytime @ 9/5

With all-time Premier League top goalscorer Michail Antonio injured and a lack of recognised centre forwards at the club, West Ham have needed versatility in their attacking line in recent weeks.

Jarrod Bowen has more than stepped up to the plate, with the Englishman fifth in the Premier League goalscoring charts with 11 strikes, whilst he has also registered five goal contributions in his last five games in all competitions.

Bowen has scored in three of his last five league games at home, and another for the 27-year-old would not come as a surprise.

Jarrod Bowen at 9/5 to score anytime in West Ham vs Brighton

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