It’s that time of the week when West Ham fans take on BBC Pundit Mark Lawrenson with their own predictions.
Lawro has predicted a 1-1 draw telling his BBC website readers “West Ham’s home defeat by Everton last weekend all but finished off their hopes of making the top four, even though it is still mathematically possible. I see more frustration for David Moyes’ side here too.
Brighton will be without suspended duo Lewis Dunk and Neal Maupay after their red cards against Wolves. That should help the Hammers, but I still think Brighton will get something out of the game.
Staying up again this time means the Seagulls will spend a fifth consecutive season in the top flight for the first time in their history, which is a great achievement.
Well done to Brighton boss Graham Potter, and to the club’s board – because they went out on a limb to bring him in as manager in 2019, and gave him a long contract too.”
West Ham fans predictions:
West Ham Till I Die, blogger, David Hautzig says a 2-2. draw adding “ I think the Chelsea and Everton losses just took the wind out of our sails. Add that to the fact we have never beaten Brighton in the Premier League and I think a point is the most we can get.”
ITK EXWhueemployee predicts a 0-2 away win to West Ham saying “Brighton have a lot of injuries and suspensions and nothing to play for whereas our season is very much alive! I think the potential return of Rice will also give us a massive boost”
Anton from Irons United predicts a 3-1 win to West Ham saying “It’s time to put to bed our bogey team in the premier league. They should have one eye on the beach and are missing Maupay 8 goals and dunk 5 goals, we need to go all out! I think we will be energised for this one but will concede also
Stelios also from Irons United says 2-0 to the Hammers adding “It hadn’t dawned on me that we have lost three of our last four games. Brighton are a difficult team and this should have draw written all over it. But, with Lingard getting premier league player and goal of the month awards, he will inspire us to a win.”
Animator Canning Town Len says “2-1 win for West Ham, we have an awful record against the seagulls, but that has to change this season.”
Claret and Hugh associate editor Sean Whetstone predicts his usual 1-0 win adding ‘Time to break our Premier League duck against Brighton with a win and clean sheet for the first time in a long time”