Premier League 2019-20 – Brighton vs West Ham Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Brighton vs West Ham kick off? Saturday 17th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where is Brighton vs West Ham being played? The American Express Community Stadium

What television channel is Brighton vs West Ham on in the UK? Brighton vs West Ham will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Brighton vs West Ham in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Brighton vs West Ham?

Brighton - https://www.seagullstickets.com/en-gb/categories/home

West Ham - https://www.whufc.com/tickets/match-tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Brighton W3, West Ham W2, D1
All-time meetings: Brighton W18, West Ham W18, D15

THE TEAM NEWS

BRIGHTON

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Ryan; Duffy, Dunk, Burn; Montoya, Propper, Stephens, March; Gross; Andone, Maupay

Unavailable: Schelotto (Injured), Izquierdo (Injured), Bissouma (Injured)

Doubtful:

  • Brighton pulled off arguably the result of the opening round of matches as they comprehensively beat Watford at Vicarage Road 3-0.
  • Boss Graham Potter may decide to reward goalscorer Andone and Maupay with starts ahead of Murray and Locadia following the win.
  • Otherwise, Potter has no new injury concerns and it is difficult to see any other changes to his starting eleven as they welcome West Ham.

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Wilshere, Rice; Felipe Anderson, Lanzini, Pablo Fornals; Haller

Unavailable: Noble (Injured)

Doubtful: Felipe Anderson (Injured), Wilshere (Injured), Haller (Injured)

  • West Ham suffered a baptism of fire in their opening match as champions Man City came to town and overwhelmed them by a 0-5 scoreline.
  • Manuel Pellegrini has a couple of injury doubts to contend with as both Wilshere and Felipe Anderson picked up knocks in that game.
  • There is a chance that Mark Noble will be fit to return so he could replace Wilshere if his dead leg keeps him out against Brighton.

THE PREDICTION

Contrasting starts for both of these teams last week and West Ham will be desperate to bounce back after their mauling to Man City. Brighton will pose them plenty of questions however and that along with West Ham's urgency should lead to an open and entertaining affair with plenty of goals.

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