The London Stadium will host West Ham United taking on Brighton & Hove Albion in Game-week 20 of the English Premier League. Both the teams came away victorious against North London teams in the last game. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.
West Ham United Recent form
David Moyes, the West Ham boss, achieved something he had failed to do 22 times before – he led his team to an away win against Arsenal. This victory showcased one of West Ham’s best defensive performances under Moyes.
In a match filled with controversial calls, Arsenal were left disappointed once again as Tomas Soucek scored a goal after Jarrod Bowen was deemed to have kept the ball in play. Dinos Mavropanos, a former Arsenal player, added to West Ham’s lead in the second half.
Despite allowing Arsenal 77 touches in their penalty area without conceding a goal, West Ham’s defense provided excellent protection for goalkeeper Alphonse Areola throughout the game, resulting in their third consecutive Premier League win.
In addition to shutting out Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United in a memorable December, West Ham currently sits in sixth place in the table, ahead of Manchester United. This is due to Manchester United’s failure to earn a point against Nottingham Forest.
Furthermore, West Ham has the opportunity to achieve a milestone at London Stadium on Tuesday. They could become the first team since 1994 to win four consecutive games with four clean sheets in a single season. Additionally, throughout the entirety of 2023, they only failed to score in one Premier League home game.
Brighton & Hove Albion Recent form
On December 28th, both Arsenal and Tottenham fans couldn’t mock each other’s misfortunes. Arsenal failed to break through West Ham’s defense, while Tottenham’s depleted defense suffered a heavy defeat against Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Brighton’s win was a result of two penalties from Joao Pedro, a powerful strike from Jack Hinshelwood, and an impressive goal from Pervis Estupinan. However, the match did have an intense finale as Alejo Veliz and Ben Davies reduced the goal deficit for Spurs. It’s uncertain whether Brighton would have scored as many goals against a full-strength Tottenham defense. Nevertheless, Roberto De Zerbi’s team capitalized on Spurs’ injury crisis, ending their three-game winless streak and solidifying their eighth-place position in the league.
However, if Newcastle United draw or defeat Liverpool on New Year’s Day, Brighton could drop to ninth place. Additionally, Brighton has only won one out of their last seven away Premier League games and has yet to keep a clean sheet this season. On the other hand, West Ham has not managed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 13 matches against Brighton in the Premier League. However, in their last visit to the Amex Stadium in August, West Ham won 3-1, putting an end to a long run of 12 games without a victory against Brighton in the league.
West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion Key Stats
- West Ham secured their first Premier League victory against Brighton this season after 13 attempts, drawing six and losing six previously.
- Brighton’s sole defeat in eight top-flight visits to West Ham was in March 1983 at Upton Park, claiming two wins and five draws.
- The Hammers are on a successful streak, winning six of their last eight league matches, aiming to match last season’s final tally of 11 victories.
- David Moyes’ team aims for a fourth consecutive Premier League win, a feat unprecedented without conceding a goal.
- A fourth clean sheet would equal West Ham’s club record, set a decade ago.
- West Ham’s current 33 points mark their highest after 19 games in a top-flight campaign since 1985-86, when they accumulated 38 points.
AI Predicts Winner of West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Considering West Ham’s recent form, defensive stability, and their strong home record against Brighton, it seems likely that West Ham might win this encounter. They’ve shown consistency in their recent performances, aiming to maintain their winning streak, and have a favorable historical record against Brighton at home, which might work in their favor.”
“Despite Brighton’s unbeaten New Year’s Day record and recent scoring by substitutes, West Ham’s strong home form, clean sheet streak, and Kudus’ scoring potential edge them towards victory. They’ll look to finally shed their “draws with Brighton” moniker and potentially extend their win streak without conceding.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
A dull tie should be the least expected when these two contenders from different continents clash, and Brighton’s impressive offensive performance against Tottenham gives them confidence of defeating another London team. Nevertheless, as Dunk’s suspension adds to the visitors’ shortage of players, whether or not Kudus plays, West Ham should capitalize on this opportunity and strive harder to secure a place in the top four.
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