Brighton vs West Ham Predictions- What do pundits think of the Hammers’ chances at the Amex?

Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping to become the first West Ham manager in the Premier League era to win a top flight game away at Brighton when the two sides square off today afternoon at the Amex. The Hammers were well beaten 5-0 by Man City on the opening day of the season (6th consecutive year when their opening fixture was against top six opposition), while Brighton stunned Javi Gracia’s Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road.

It’s new Seagulls manager Graham Potter’s first home game in Sussex this afternoon, and he will be keen to continue from where his side left last weekend. Given that BHAFC have been a bit of a bogey team for West Ham over the last few years, Potter will be cautiously confident going into this clash. His task will certainly be made easier if the key Hammers duo of Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller, both suffering from knocks, do not recover in time for this fixture.

Let’s take a look at what TV and media pundits have predicted for this Brighton v Hammers clash

Mark Lawrenson: Lawro “expects a reaction” from West Ham after their loss to City at home, and has gone for a 1-1 draw here.

The referee for this game is Anthony Taylor, under whom Brighton have never lost a Premier League game. All but one of BHAFC’s PL fixtures under him have ended in draws though.

His celeb opponent this weekend, swimmer Adam Peaty, reckons this will be a goalless stalemate, and has predicted a 0-0. It’s the only game out of the ten this weekend in which Peaty doesn’t expect goals to be scored.

Charlie Nicholas: Nicholas says West Ham were punished for “turning up scared” against Man City. He however expects Manuel Pellegrini’s men to bounce back this weekend, and has gone for a 1-0 win to the Hammers.

Robbie Savage: Savage expects Brighton’s winning run against West Ham at home to continue, and has tipped Graham Potter’s men to emerge 2-1 winners.

Stan Collymore: Collymore expects West Ham to again fire blanks this weekend. Has predicted a 2-0 win for Brighton.

Michael Owen: Owen says West Ham “are sure to improve” and “showed enough quality against City- albeit fleetingly”. Has gone for a draw here

Shaka Hislop and Dan Thomas: The two ESPN FC pundits have gone for a draw here.

Summary of pundit predictions

Lawro: Brighton 1-1 West Ham
Peaty: Brighton 0-0 West Ham
Nicholas: Brighton 0-1 West Ham
Savage: Brighton 2-1 West Ham
Collymore: Brighton 2-0 West Ham
Owen: Will be a draw
Hislop/Thomas: Will be a draw

Only one pundit thinks West Ham will win today, and that’s Charlie Nicholas.

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