Brighton – West Ham : Preview & Prediction
Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham meet at The American Express Community Stadium in a match for the 26th round of the Barclays Premier League. Brighton & Hove Albion won away by (0-3) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 20-10-2017. The home / off condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 15th and 12th of the overall standings, in fact this is a clash between the 12th in home games and 12th as a visitor.
Review of Brighton & Hove Albion
After 5 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in 15th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Southampton, after having lost at home in a game against Chelsea (0-4) in the last game. Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 9 points as a visitor and only in their stadium. In the last 10 home games for the league, Brighton & Hove Albion have won 2, 6 draws and 2 defeats, having clinched 12 points out of 30. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 6 of their 12 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, and his attack is not in good shape as he did not score goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 2 periods in the last 12 home games in this competition: he scored 6 of his 12 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘); suffered 7 of his 18 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Brighton & Hove Albion have been playing a bad English Championship, have not won 6 games and need immediate recovery, as it is very close to the relegation zone. The big problem so far has been the inefficiency of his offensive system that has scored only 17 goals and is the worst of the competition, while the defensive system has conceded 33 goals and is ninth less leaked. Playing at home, such as Saturday’s match, Brighton & Hove Albion have only 1 triumph in the last 9 games and average of only 1 goal scored per game, evidencing the difficulty of acting in front of their fans and it is worth mentioning that he conceded 6 goals in last 2 games in your stadium. For the match against West Ham, coach Chris Hughton should repeat the scrimmage of the last match where he drew away with Southampton.
Analysis of West Ham
The visiting team is currently in 12th place with 27 points, after 6 wins, 9 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied at home to Bournemouth for (1-1). In the last match, they tied at home to Crystal Palace for (1-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 11 points as a visitor and 16 in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 17 goals conceded at home, against 17 goals scored and 26 suffered as a visitor. His last away game was for the FA Cup and ended with a 2-0 loss to Wigan. In the last 10 away games the West Ham record 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses, having won 11 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away games for this competition there is a tendency to have goals, since 9 in 13 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. In 25 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 13 matches played as a visitor to this competition: he suffered 10 of his 26 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
West Ham has been playing an English Premier League only midfielder where they are in the middle of the qualifying table but come from 6 unbeaten games and want to keep up the good stage to keep away from the relegation zone as they spent several rounds on the bottom of the classification. The team has serious defensive problems, as it is the fourth most leaked defender with 43 goals conceded, while the attack has scored goals in its last 8 games and evolves round after round. Playing away from home, such as this Saturday’s match, West Ham is the second team to have drawn the most with 5 matches in 13 games and comes from an unbeaten run of 4 matches where they have won 2 draws and 2 wins, has scored in this type of situation with 26 goals in 13 games. For the match against Brighton, coach Moyes can not count on striker Arnautovic because of injury.
Brighton – West Ham : Betting Tips
Brighton – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 2.00
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 2.00