Brighton vs West Ham preview: Predictions, tips, odds and team news
Brighton will be hoping to continue their bright start to the 2023/24 Premier League campaign when they host West Ham on Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).
Brighton vs West Ham odds
*Odds correct as of 15:30 on August 15
Brighton’s first full season under Roberto De Zerbi got off to the best possible start with a 4-1 win over Luton Town on the opening weekend, which was followed up by another victory by the same scoreline against Wolves, leaving them top of the league on maximum points. The Italian joined Brighton very early last season, so it’s easy to forget he didn’t actually get a summer to fully plan his squad, only able to make minor changes to what was already in place. But now, preparing for the Europa League group stage, De Zerbi can put a bigger stamp on this Brighton squad and things are looking up.
West Ham were winners of a European trophy last season but it wasn’t a good campaign as they were battling against relegation until late on. The Hammers didn’t have the best of summers to start off with either, not really preparing for their Europa League campaign by bolstering the squad, made worse by the fact that they had money in the bank from the sale of Declan Rice. Things seem to be turning up a bit for the Hammers, though, and they followed up an opening-day draw with Bournemouth by beating Chelsea 3-1 at home.
Brighton vs West Ham predictions
Brighton vs West Ham: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||4/7 with Bet365|
|Correct Score||Brighton 3-1 West Ham||11/1 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Solly March||9/1 with Boylesports|
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The stats behind our Brighton vs West Ham predictions:
- Brighton haven’t lost to West Ham since their promotion to the Premier League.
- Solly March has three goals from two Premier League games this season.
- Brighton have had more shots and scored more goals than any other Premier League team so far.
- West Ham are winless in their past five Premier League away games, losing four.
- Brighton have both scored and conceded in 22 of their 34 Premier League games under Roberto De Zerbi.
Brighton vs West Ham match tip
While others will get the plaudits, Solly March has been something of an unsung hero at Brighton, especially since Roberto De Zerbi took charge. The local lad has scored 10 goals in 29 Premier League appearances under De Zerbi, more than any other Seagulls player, compared to just four in 148 matches before the Italian arrived. Three of those goals have come in two appearances at the start of this season.
Brighton vs West Ham Bet-Builder tip
Brighton’s games under Roberto De Zerbi have been goal fests, with both teams finding the net in 22 of the 34 matches, and 118 goals scored in total. But there may also be a few cards. Referees have already been less lenient on dissent, time-wasting and the waving of imaginary yellow cards, with more real yellow cards shown. Only Newcastle (9) have been booked more than Brighton (8) so far, while West Ham aren’t far behind, sitting fourth on six yellow cards — Nayef Aguerd was also sent off against Chelsea last time out.
Both teams have scored in 21 of Brighton's 33 Premier League games under Roberto De Zerbi.
There have been 114 goals scored in Brighton's 33 Premier League games under Roberto De Zerbi.
Brighton are second in the league for yellow cards, while West Ham are fourth.
Brighton vs West Ham team news
Brighton team news
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West Ham have no injury concerns at the time of writing, but will be without the suspended Aguerd.
West Ham team news
Brighton vs West Ham head-to-head record
- 4 March 2023 – Brighton 4-0 West Ham – Premier League
- 21 August 2022 – West Ham 0-2 Brighton – Premier League
- 22 May 2022 – Brighton 3-1 West Ham – Premier League
- 1 December 2021 – West Ham 1-1 Brighton – Premier League
- 15 May 2012 – Brighton 1-1 West Ham – Premier League
Since their promotion to the Premier League for the 2017/18 season, Brighton are unbeaten in 12 games against West Ham. The Seagulls won the first three and have won the last three, but there was a run of six draws between these two sides in the middle.
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