West Ham v Brighton betting tips: Ruthless streak required
Preview and odds for Wednesday’s match
West Ham have suffered two successive defeats for the first time this season so will want to get back on track quickly as we look at some West Ham v Brighton betting tips.
The Hammers start the midweek round of matches still in the top four at least but a win for Brighton would see them move to within two points of the Hammers.
Wednesday’s match at the London Stadium kicks off at 7.30pm and is live on Amazon Prime.
West Ham v Brighton match odds
West Ham showed what they are capable of during a recent four-match winning run which included a 3-2 victory over Liverpool.
Suspicions that they do not yet have the consistency to challenge for the title were seemingly confirmed, though, as they lost 1-0 at Wolves and then 2-1 at Manchester City.
Manuel Lanzini scored an injury-time consolation at the Etihad Stadium for the visitors, who had earlier gone close to making it 1-1 when Declan Rice forced Ederson into a good save from distance.
West Ham boss David Moyes conceded his side lacked punch in attack, saying: “I think we are needing to be better in that area. We had opportunities.
“If you want to be at the top end you need to have forward players who can, individually, beat people, who can create goals and be clean with the chances.”
The same could also be said of Graham Potter’s Brighton and they squandered a host of chances in a goalless draw with Leeds at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton have now registered six draws and two defeats since a 2-1 win over Leicester more than two months ago.
Recent performances suggest opposing goals may be a better option for West Ham v Brighton betting tips and at least one team not to score can be backed at 19/20.
Another option in the #YourCall market is under 1.5 goals in the first half, under 2.5 goals in the second half and either team to win at 11/8.
West Ham v Brighton head-to-head
Recent history points to a close encounter with the last five meetings all ending in a score draw, which can be backed at 17/5.
West Ham twice came from behind to rescue a 2-2 draw in this fixture last season while the return game at Brighton in May ended 1-1 after Danny Welbeck’s 84th-minute opener was quickly cancelled out by Said Benrahma.
West Ham v Brighton key battles
Brighton have a better defensive record than West Ham this season but have only scored half as many goals so this could be decided by fine margins.
Neal Maupay missed a glorious chance for the Seagulls against Leeds and is 23/10 to make amends with a goal here.
West Ham will hope Michail Antonio can rediscover his best form, having only scored one goal for his club in all competitions since the end of September.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication