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West Ham v Brighton preview, predictions & confirmed line-ups as Soucek starts

By Mohamed Moallim

West Ham v Brighton predictions & confirmed line-ups as Soucek starts | Premier League

Published: 15:41, 31 January 2020

West Ham host Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League this Saturday afternoon.

Both teams currently sit in the bottom six and go into this relegation six-pointer with just two points separating them.

David Moyes’ men come into this game after suffering a 2-0 loss to runaway league-leaders Liverpool at home while Brighton, winless in five games, also lost last time out away to Bournemouth.

Read on for our West Ham vs Brighton preview, including predictions and team news.

Key information for West Ham v Brighton:

Competition: Premier League

Venue: London Stadium

Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020

Kick-off: 3:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Last five meetings: West Ham v Brighton

17 August 2019: Brighton 1-1 West Ham (Premier League)

2 January 2019: West Ham 2-2 Brighton (Premier League)

5 October 2018: Brighton 1-0 West Ham (Premier League)

3 February 2018: Brighton 3-1 West Ham (Premier League)

20 October 2017: West Ham 0-3 Brighton (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: West Ham (DDLLL) 4-10 Brighton (DDWWW)

Ones to watch

West Ham: Sebastien Haller

West Ham are in a relegation battle, whether they like it or not. This was never meant to be the case given the optimism of last summer, where they made prolific French marksman Sebastien Haller the club’s most expensive acquisition ever. David Moyes badly needs him to find his scoring boots. He should fancy his chances against a Brighton side that are shipping an average of 1.75 goals per game on the road this season.

Key stat: Sebastien Haller has scored once in his last eight home appearances.

Brighton: Adam Webster

Brighton have struggled for goals away from home in the Premier League this season. Adam Webster, an imposing centre-back, has managed to score three of the Seagulls’ 11 goals – level with Neal Maupay in terms of strikes on the road – which just so happen to comprise his only efforts this season. His main job, though, will be preventing the Hammers from breaching Matt Ryan’s goal. If he manages to succeed, Graham Potter’s side will be halfway to a positive result.

Key stat: Adam Webster has netted in two of Brighton’s last three matches in London.

Confirmed West Ham line-up:

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Confirmed Brighton line-up:

Squawka prediction

Brighton have been unlucky in recent weeks and could not ask for better pick me up than visiting West Ham who have of late looked shaky at home since recording a 4-0 win against Bournemouth in David Moyes return game. That being said, not much separates them hence why sharing the spoils is the most likely outcome.

Scoreline prediction: West Ham 1-1 Brighton