West Ham United will wrap up their 2021/22 Premier League season with a visit to AMEX Stadium this Sunday as they play Brighton and Hove Albion.
Venue: American Express Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton are unbeaten in their last three home games (two draws and one win).
They have kept two clean sheets in their last three games.
All five of Brighton’s home PL games against London clubs this term produced under 2.5 goals (W1, D3, L1).
West Ham have won just one away league game this year, losing five times and drawing once.
They have kept just two away clean sheets in their last 16 games in all competitions.
Head to head
Brighton are unbeaten in nine Premier League meetings with West Ham, as the hosts have three wins and six draws against the Hammers.
Latest performances in all competitions
West Ham: D-W-L-L-L
Brighton and Hove Albion will look to wrap up what has been a very successful season on a winning note when they welcome West Ham to the AMEX in the season’s finale.
The hosts have enjoyed a good end to the season as they are unbeaten in four league games following a 1-1 draw with Leeds United last time out
They come into this tie sitting in tenth place and can still seal their first-ever top-ten finish if they win this game or if they draw given that the two teams directly below them are two points behind but with a worse off goal difference.
The ‘Seagulls’ can even look to finish higher than tenth place, as they are currently one point behind Leicester City. So a win here could well see them end the season even in the top eight if Wolves who are currently three points ahead of them lose heavily to Liverpool.
And with the financial incentives that come with each high spot in the league in mind, they will be desperate to pull off a win here.
Currently on a three-game unbeaten run at the AMEX Stadium (W1, D2), including the 4-0 win over Manchester United Graham Potter and his side can be assured of a warm reception as they complete their campaign.
Possible Brighton starting line-up
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Marc Cucurella; Yves Bissouma, Moises Caicedo, Tariq Lamptey, Leandro Trossard; Solly March, Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck.
Injured: Jakub Moder, Jeremy Sarmiento
West Ham United
West Ham United ensured that they will take part in a European competition next season when they held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw last weekend.
The Hammers could have sealed a place in the Europa League had they won the match given that they led 2-0 at the break thanks to a double by Jarrod Bowen. But they allowed City back into the game, finally settling for a point which guarantees them a top-seven finish for the second season in a row.
But they still have the chance to finish in the top six and Europa League spot should they win this game and Manchester United fail to beat Crystal Palace.
With the Red Devils in a very bad form at the moment, David Moyes will be desperate for his side to take their chances should United drop points by winning their own game.
But with each of their last six head-to-head games with Brighton ending in a draw, and West Ham recording just one away win in their last seven PL games, it appears that another stalemate is on the cards in this game.
Possible West Ham starting line-up
Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini, Jarrod Bowen; Michail Antonio.
Injured: Issa Diop
Brighton 1-1 West Ham