Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: October 3, 2018
The AMEX Stadium is the destination for Friday night’s clash between Brighton and West Ham. The two teams are separated by just two points with the hammers recently opening up the lead. Both clubs, however, find themselves closer to the relegation zone than near the top 10 places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brighton surrendered without much of a fight against Manchester City as they lost 2-0 at Etihad Stadium. This was the third defeat in the last five games for Chris Hughton’s men, who have managed one win all season long.
West Ham made it three wins in the last four games after beating Manchester United 3-1 at the London Stadium. This was undoubtedly the result of the weekend and it certainly completes West Ham’s recovery after four successive league defeats.
The recent game between Brighton and West Ham took place at the AMEX Stadium with the Seagulls winning 3-1. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton are at odds of 2.55 while the Hammers are able to get a price of 2.80. Yet, it is difficult to back a team that has managed a single league win this season while the hammers may find it difficult to motivate themselves after games against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. The Hammers also lost both games against Brighton last season. It is difficult to see Seagulls losing at home even on a poor run, as results at the AMEX Stadium are crucial to their survival. Our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
West Ham win odds: 2.80
Brighton win odds: 2.55
Correct Score odds
Chris Hughton’s men are likely to carry more ambition going forward than they displayed against Manchester City, as they had just 20% possession against the defending champions. West Ham may have scored three or more goals in three of the last four games, but they may find it difficult to break a Brighton team – just like City, who relied on individual mistakes in order to get the goals during the weekend. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The five-goal thriller against Manchester United appears to have set the tone for the games at AMEX Stadium this season, as all league meetings on this ground have produced over 2.5 goals. However, Brighton will be quite conscious about their defensive issues – as they have been in the last two games. Our total goals prediction for this game is to expect under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Glen Murray was able to score the opener when Brighton last faced West Ham. The striker recently turned 35 but he still leads the charts at the club with four league goals so far. His last two games may not have been the best around, but West Ham’s shaky defence makes our first goalscorer prediction back Murray.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Glen Murray at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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