West Ham United vs. Brighton and Hove Albion, Premier League, Friday, October 20th, 2017, 19:00 GMT
Home Team Stats
Coming in the 15th place, West Ham managed to gather up a total of 8 points with a record of 2 victories, 4 losses, and 2 draws. The team secured a victory on home turf against Swansea City and got its hands on a draw versus Burnley, with the final whistle putting the game to rest at a 1-1 score. Even though rather strong at home, in 8 games played in the Premier League so far, Bilic’s team conceded the first goal half of the times. Unfortunately, West Ham never managed to turn the score.
Away Team Stats
Just one place above its opponent, Brighton is currently holding Premier League’s 14th place. However, Chris Hughton’s team collected just as many points as its opponent, more precisely, 8, totaling just 2 wins, counting four losses, and tying up twice. During its last two performances, Brighton conceded two goals to Arsenal which also cost them the match, and drew against Everton at home at 1-1. When it comes to the home factor, it seems that just like West Ham, Brighton also prefers handling matters on their own stadium. 7 points collected at home and only 1 away stand to show for the team’s performance on the road.
West Ham got 6 out of its 8 points on home turf, which makes most believe that Slaven Bilic’s team prefers to settle scores on familiar court rather than step into foreign territory. Also, out of its last 10 games for all competitions at home, West Ham counted 6 wins, suffered 3 losses and drew once.
Taking the field on Friday, Brighton is showcasing a draw against Everton, this one being the second game in the row that did not bring Hughton’s team a win in this competition. Knockaert, who scored the only goal against Everton, and March seem to be Brighton’s last hope for a favorable ending, given that these players are particularly fast and competent in the 1 to 1.
The match on Friday promises lots of opportunities for both teams, but West Ham probably will fight harder to keep its ground, even more so as they have the home advantage against Brighton. Nevertheless, the nets on both sides of the field will most likely be shaken well past the 1.5 goals marker in the midst of the confrontation between the two.
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