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West Ham v Brighton
Now we turn our attention to Tuesday’s Premier League televised game, as high-flying West Ham welcome a Brighton side continuing their push to solidify a place in Europe next season. As ever we have a range of Premier League bet builders and Premier League accumulators. Not only that, but away from these shores we also have a variety of expert football tips & predictions from across Europe and beyond.
Two teams continuing to climb up the Premier League table go head to head on Tuesday evening, as West Ham host Brighton.
Despite two extremely poor performances on the road against Fulham and Liverpool, David Moyes’ side managed to shock Arsenal at the Emirates with a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Tomas Soucek and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
That’s now four wins out of five in all competitions and the Hammers have started to pick up some good form during the festive period. Back on home soil, they’ll be confident of collecting another three points.
Brighton have endured a mixed winter period, but a 4-2 win over Tottenham saw them finish 2023 on a high, with Joao Pedro’s brace from the spot catching the eye.
Both sides will have ambitions to return to Europe next campaign, although the Seagulls need three points in East London if they are to close the gap and stay in the hunt – albeit at the halfway stage.
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🏆 Match stats: Home advantage for Hammers
Although Brighton came to London and returned with all three points last season, it’ll be a tall order to replicate that result with Moyes’ team’s current form.
West Ham haven’t lost at home since the back end of November vs Everton, where a seven-game unbeaten run has followed. Key wins over Arsenal and Man United in front of their own fans are the standout results.
Brighton, on the other hand, have struggled in recent fixtures. They managed to hold on to a 3-2 win away at the City Ground, but defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea soon followed, before rescuing a point against rivals Crystal Palace.
More alarming has been the amount of goals Brighton have conceded on the road. The Seagulls have only kept two clean sheets away from home this campaign, which included conceding six against Aston Villa, two against Forest and three against Chelsea. Improvement is required if Brighton are able to start winning away from home.
Despite West Ham’s troubles on the road, they have only shipped four at home during their seven-match unbeaten run, proving a tough nut to crack.
These sides met back in August, where West Ham raced into a 3-0 lead before coming away from the Amex with a 3-1 victory, and with confidence high within the camp, and Brighton leaking goals, West Ham can close the gap on fifth spot.
⚽ West Ham to win @ 2.40
⚽ West Ham draw no bet @ 1.73
⚽ Over 1.5 West Ham goals @ 1.91
🎯 Shooting stats: Bowen to continue his red-hot form
Jarrod Bowen has scored four goals in his last eight matches, which includes two at home in the Premier League against Wolves and Manchester United.
The 27-year-old has scored eleven Premier League goals already this season, with only four players above him at the halfway stage. Leading the line in Michail Antonio’s absence, the forward has thrived having the licence to roam free in the final third, proving a defender’s nightmare – especially at home.
It’s also worth noting the former Hull City player scored in the reverse leg, and clearly enjoys playing against Brighton.
However, as obvious as it may sound, the more you shoot, the more likely you are to score. Bowen isn’t one to shy away from that either. So far this season, the 27-year-old has averaged 2.6 shots per game, including 1.4 on target. In their recent 2-0 home win over Man United, Bowen had four shots, where three found the target, and one found the back of the net.
Most of his chances have been created at home, and no doubt he’ll be at the heart of the action when Brighton come to town.
⚽ Jarrod Bowen to have 1+ shots on target @ 1.40
⚽ Jarrod Bowen to have 2+ shots on target @ 2.50
⛳ Corners stats: Hammers to edge out Brighton
West Ham are a team blessed with great aerial threat and height, as reflected in their second goal against Arsenal at The Emirates.
Averaging just under five corners per 90 in the league this season (4.78). they may not rack the highest in terms of corner count in the league standings but will look to capitalise on a Brighton team who aren’t keen on set pieces away from home.
Brighton, however, have really struggled on the corner count away from home. Just the one against Crystal Palace and Arsenal, when falling behind they’ve often been restricted away from the Amex.
Four against AEK in the Europa League and at the City Ground are nothing to shout about, and this is an area which West Ham can also win. Brighton are priced as favourites here, which is why there’s an advantage to stick with the home side. Back Moyes’ side to outscore the visitors on the corner count, as well as collect all three points.
⚽ West Ham corner match bet @ 2.10
⚽ Over 4.5 West Ham corners @ 1.85
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* All odds displayed correct at the time of publishing.
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