West Ham United picked up a massive victory in their previous game to edge clear of the bottom three in the Premier League. They will be looking for a second straight success this weekend when they travel to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton.
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It has been a difficult season for West Ham United to this point, as they remain locked in the battle to avoid relegation. However, they produced one of their best performances of the season to date in their latest fixture, as they stormed to a 4-0 home win against Nottingham Forest. That win wasn’t enough to move them up the standings, as they remain 16th, but they are now two points clear of the bottom three places.
Danny Ings was in excellent form on his first start for the Hammers, as the former Aston Villa striker scored twice. His goals could yet prove crucial to their chances of staying in the division this term. It will be interesting to see how David Moyes approaches this fixture, as the Hammers return to Europa Conference League action just five days after this match.
Brighton already appear to be on course for their best finish in the Premier League. However, they will likely be targeting a higher finish than eighth, and they could move up to seventh with a home success against the Hammers. Their recent form has been slightly indifferent, as the Seagulls have picked up just one win from their last four.
The Seagulls have had an extra break following their previous game in the Premier League, as they were due to play Newcastle in the previous round, but that game was re-arranged due to the Magpies being involved in the EFL Cup final. That means that they will be looking to bounce back on Saturday after their home defeat against Fulham on February 18.
Brighton vs West Ham Head to Head
Brighton’s record against the Hammers is extremely encouraging, as they have gone eleven without a defeat. They are yet to suffer a defeat against West Ham since their promotion to the Premier League. The Seagulls have won the last two, but each of the six meetings between 2019 and 2021 ended in score draws.
Brighton vs West Ham Prediction
Brighton’s record in this fixture is extremely interesting, and we could see them maintaining that run on Saturday. We could see both teams finding the net, but the preference is for the Seagulls to win 3-1.
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