West Ham welcomes a Brighton side to the London Stadium with both of them coming off the back of very impressive wins against North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur respectively, so there may not be much between these two.
History would also back up the fact that this will be a closely fought fixture. There have been six draws in the last 10 meetings across all competitions between West Ham and Brighton, with the Hammers also winning just once in the past 13 teams they've faced the Seagulls.
West Ham vs Brighton H2H record
Despite Brighton having only spent the last seven seasons in the Premier League they have quickly established themselves as a dominant force in the top division and are also now the side who have won the most games in this fixture.
West Ham wins: 19
Brighton wins: 21
Those above stats are rather surprising given how short Brighton's spell in the top flight has been, but the Hammers have simply struggled to get the better of the Seagulls since their promotion and ascension to European football at this level.
West Ham vs Brighton last five H2Hs
West Ham 1-1 Brighton – 1st December 2021
This was an interesting tale of two halves at the London Stadium with West Ham racing into a 1-0 lead after just five minutes thanks to Tomas Soucek and they looked on course for their first win against the Seagulls since 2012. However, Brighton had other ideas because Neal Maupay popped up with just one minute left of regular time to steal a point for his travelling supporters.
Brighton 3-1 West Ham – 22nd May 2022
Once again, David Moyes' side took the lead and for large parts of the match, appeared to be in control and destined to pick up the win, if not, then at least a valuable point on the road through Michail Antonio's first-half goal. Brighton came roaring back in the second-half though with an equalising from Joel Veltman, before more late drama in this fixture with winning strikes from Pascal Gross and finally Danny Welbeck.
West Ham 0-2 Brighton – 21st August 2022
Moyes struggled to get a firm grip on this fixture, even with home comforts on their side this time around. The Scottish boss had still never managed to defeat the Seagulls while in charge of the Hammers as they ran riot at the London Stadium. A penalty from Alexis Mac Allister calmed the nerves of Brighton before Leandro Trossard rounded off a perfect away performance just after the hour mark.
Brighton 4-0 West Ham – 4th March 2023
This was a very low point in a memorable season for West Ham when they were handed their heaviest defeat by the Seagulls in what was a very limp display and had people questioning Moyes' position as manager. Mac Allister scored his second penalty in two games against the Hammers, but a second-half rout shocked West Ham. Veltman and Kaoru Mitoma scored within 17 minutes of each other before Welbeck scored yet another late strike to deepen the visitors' woes.
Brighton 1-3 West Ham – 26th August 2023
It would have felt like deja vu when West Ham took a very early lead against Brighton through James Ward-Prowse, but this time they certainly made no mistake and picked up a huge victory. The Hammers managed to pick up their first away win of the Premier League season with goals from Ward-Prowse, Jarrod Bowen and Antonio without a response from the Seagulls who netted a consolation goal through Gross.
Potential MVP – Pascal Gross
Gross has been an extremely valuable player for Brighton since he joined back in 2020 with the German now a full international and able to play in several different positions without too much fuss or negative impact on the team.
The German has also enjoyed his time against the Hammers with four goals and six assists in 10 games against West Ham, so he's the danger man for Moyes to earmark in training sessions, especially as they go in search of their first home win against the Seagulls since 2012.
It's been a fixture that West Ham has struglged in since Brighton entered the Premier League, and even more so at home, but that can also be said for the Seagulls.
The home team has only won two of the last five meetings, so it seems as though the team allowed to sit back and play on the counter-attack tends to do well as they're both very good at utilising that certain gameplan.
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