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Brighton v West Ham betting tips: Hammers yet to sink Seagulls

| 09.05.2021
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Preview and odds for the Premier League clash

Brighton host West Ham looking to bounce back from the implosion against Wolves which delayed their bid to wrap up Premier League survival for another season.

The Seagulls lost captain Lewis Dunk and top scorer Neal Maupay to red cards as they blew a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1, although survival was guaranteed when Fulham were relegated after losing on Monday.

West Ham’s unlikely bid to reach the Champions League looks to have hit the skids following their 1-0 defeat by Everton. It was a third loss in four matches for David Moyes’ side, who will be desperate to get back on track at the weekend.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 8pm and is live on Sky Sports, and here is our form guide to help with Brighton v West Ham betting tips.

Brighton v West Ham match odds

The teams are difficult to separate but West Ham are priced up as the slight favourites at 6/4 with Brighton on offer at 9/5.

There are usually goals between these two so both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win is 7/4.

A repeat of the 2-2 draw at the London Stadium can be found at 12/1 or if you fancy a repeat of the 3-3 draw they played out in February last year, you can get 60/1.

The goals market is also likely to attract attention, with a West Ham win and over 1.5 goals priced at 9/4.

Brighton v West Ham head-to-head

Bizarrely West Ham have never beaten Brighton in the Premier League. Brighton won the first three meetings between the sides and the last four have been draws.

A fifth straight draw is priced at 11/5, and the draw with both teams to score (there has yet to be a goalless encounter between them) is 16/5.

Previous XI

Brighton vs West Ham - Football tactics and formations
Brighton: Sanchez, Dunk, Webster, White, Burn, A Jahanbakhsh, Trossard, Gross, Bissouma, Welbeck, Maupay.

West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Lanzini, Fornals, Benrahma, Lingard, Antonio.

Team news

Brighton will be without both Dunk and Maupay due to suspension. Solly March (knee) and Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) are also out, with doubts over Davy Propper (ankle) and Joel Veltman (calf) – although Adam Lallana should be fit following his own calf issue.

Declan Rice could return for West Ham after six weeks out with a knee injury. Aaron Cresswell should also be fit despite limping off in last weekend’s defeat by Everton, but Mark Noble, Arthur Masuaku and Manuel Lanzini are doubts.

Key battles

Michail Antonio, West Ham

The absence of Dunk could be crucial with West Ham wrecking ball Michail Antonio looking to take his goal tally into double figures this season. It will fall to Adam Webster and Ben White to deal with the powerful frontman.

If Rice returns it will allow Tomas Soucek to get further forward so his match-up with Yves Bissouma in central midfield will be key.

Dan Burn will have his hands full with West Ham’s marauding Czech right-back Vladimir Coufal, who was unlucky not to score against Everton when his shot hit a post.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.