From Lawro to Merson to Owen- Pundit predictions for Brighton v West Ham

Brighton will be looking to do a league double over West Ham when they take on the Hammers at the AMEX Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Seagulls, winless in 2018 in the league, beat Slaven Bilic’s side 3-0 in the reverse fixture at the London Stadium earlier this season. However the visitors, now managed by David Moyes, became the first West Ham side since 1974 to go the first five games of the calendar year unbeaten after their 1-1 draw in midweek against Palace.

How do the pundits think Brighton v West Ham will finish?

Mark Lawrenson at the BBC reckons Brighton will take this game 2-1 and pick up their first league win of the year. His celebrity opponents for this week, Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, have however tipped the Hammers to win 1-0 and join Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City in the small list of teams to have triumphed at the Amex in the Premier League this season.

Paul Merson at Sky has gone for the same scoreline as Lawro (2-1 to Brighton) and says the Hammers’ injury list will see them struggle at the Amex.

Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen reckons there will be NO goals in this one, and it will end 0-0

SAM the super computer (Sports Analytics Machine developed by Professor Ian McHale), has also predicted a draw, but a 1-1, not a goalless stalemate

Mark Lawrenson: Brighton 2-1 West Ham
Sanders & Norman: Brighton 0-1 West Ham
Paul Merson: Brighton 2-1 West Ham
Michael Owen: Brighton 0-0 West Ham
SAM Super Computer: Brighton 1-1 West Ham

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham kicks off on Saturday 3 February, 2018 at 3pm with Roger East as referee.

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