West Ham vs Brighton prediction, odds & betting tips 02/01/2024

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* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

West Ham play host to Brighton and here are our Premier League predictions for Tuesday's match. The Hammers sit three points and two places above Brighton and the bookmakers fancy a home win in this game but we're expecting a close and competitive ninety minutes.

West Ham vs Brighton prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Over 2.5 Goals

  • Three of the last four meetings between West Ham and Brighton have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Three of West Ham's last six matches in all competitions have witnessed at least three goals.

Another reason that we have backed over 2.5 goals as our main prediction is that Brighton's last match at home to Tottenham produced six goals.

Latest odds

Head to Head

26/08/23

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

West Ham

West Ham

1

3

04/03/23

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

West Ham

West Ham

4

0

21/08/22

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Brighton

Brighton

0

2

22/05/22

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

West Ham

West Ham

3

1

01/12/21

England Premier League EPL

West Ham

West Ham

Brighton

Brighton

1

1

Last Five - West Ham

15/07/24

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Ferencvarosi TC

Ferencvarosi TC

West Ham

West Ham

2

2

D

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

West Ham

West Ham

3

1

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Luton

Luton

West Ham

West Ham

1

3

W

05/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

West Ham

West Ham

5

0

L

27/04/24

England Premier League EPL

Liverpool

Liverpool

West Ham

West Ham

2

2

D

Last Five - Brighton

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Basingstoke

Basingstoke

Brighton

Brighton

2

1

L

19/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Brighton

Brighton

2

0

L

15/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

Brighton

Brighton

2

1

L

11/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Newcastle

Newcastle

Brighton

Brighton

1

1

D

05/05/24

England Premier League EPL

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

Brighton

Brighton

0

1

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 19/13 (2.46) – 40.6%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 15/8 (2.88) – 34.8%

West Ham are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 40.6%, but the Seagulls have a good recent record against the Hammers and can't be ruled out too quickly. If you want more football betting tips on this Premier League encounter, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Evan Ferguson is the favourite with the bookmakers to score in this game at 59/29 (3.03) which has a probability of 33%, but if you want to go with a West Ham goalscorer, Jarrod Bowen is priced at 23/10 (3.30) with a probability of 30.3%.

West Ham vs Brighton prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-2

  • Brighton have only lost one of their last seven games against West Ham.
  • Three of the pair;'s last seven encounters have ended in draws.

Both Teams to Score

  • Five of the last seven head-to-heads between West Ham and Brighton have ended with both teams scoring.
  • Both of these teams have only failed to score in one of their last six matches in all competitions.

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West Ham vs Brighton team news

West Ham

The Hammers caused an upset in their last league game, securing a 2-0 victory against the odds at the Emirates Stadium. Tomas Soucek fired the visitors in front after thirteen minutes, the Czech's fifth league goal of the campaign and ten minutes into the second half, Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos scored West Ham's all-important second goal.

Lucas Paqueta, Michail Antonio, Nayef Aguerd and Kurt Zouma are the main injury concerns for West Ham heading into their first game of 2024.

Predicted Lineup: Areola (GK), Ogbonna, Coufal, Emerson, Mavropanos, Ward-Prowse, Souček, Benrahma, Álvarez, Kudus & Bowen

Brighton

Brighton played out a six-goal thriller with Tottenham at the AmEx in midweek. The hosts found themselves 4-0 up by the seventy-fifth minute thanks to a brace from Joao Pedro and goals from Jack Hinshelwood and the returning Pervis Estupinan. Spurs pulled a couple of goals back but the result was never in any danger for the Seagulls.

Anssumane Fati, Julio Espinola, Joel Veltman, Kaoru Mitoma, Simon Adingra, Adam Webster, Tariq Lamptey and Solomon March look set to miss the trip to the capital through injury, while Lewis Dunk is suspended.

Predicted Lineup: Steele (GK), Julio, Estupiñán, van Hecke, Milner, Groß, Gilmour, Hinshelwood, Buonanotte, Welbeck & Pedro

West Ham

West Ham
4-2-3-1
23
Alphonse Areola
fr
2
Ben Johnson
gb
15
Konstantinos Mavropanos
gr
21
Angelo Ogbonna
it
33
Emerson
it
19
Edson Alvarez
mx
28
Tomas Soucek
cz
22
Said Benrahma
dz
7
James Ward Prowse
gb
8
Pablo Fornals
es
20
Jarrod Bowen
gb
Substitutes
45
Divin Mubama
gb
32
Conor Coventry
ie
53
Levi Laing
gb
42
Kaelan Casey
gb
17
Maxwel Cornet
ci
1
Lukasz Fabianski
pl
61
Lewis Orford
gb
3
Aaron Cresswell
gb
18
Danny Ings
gb

Brighton

Brighton
4-3-1-2
23
Jason Steele
gb
41
Jack Hinshelwood
gb
29
Jan Paul Van Hecke
nl
4
Adam Webster
gb
30
Pervis Estupinan
ec
13
Pascal Gross
de
11
Billy Gilmour
gb
6
James Milner
gb
40
Facundo Valentin Buonanotte
ar
18
Danny Welbeck
gb
9
Joao Pedro
br
Substitutes
14
Adam Lallana
gb
8
Mahmoud Dahoud
sy
20
Carlos Baleba
cm
47
Benicio Baker Boaitey
gb
43
Imari Samuels
gb
52
Leigh Kavanagh
ie
28
Evan Ferguson
ie
1
Bart Verbruggen
nl
15
Jakub Moder
pl

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: João Pedro

Brighton's Brazilian forward João Pedro has put in some very impressive performances this season, and we're backing the former Watford man to put in another good shift against West Ham.

Pedro top scores for the Seagulls with seven league goals but four of those have arrived in the form of penalties. Other clubs had looked at Pedro but felt the asking price was too high for a striker unproven in the Premier League but Brighton took on that risk in the summer and it appears to be paying off.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things