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Preview | May 22

Brighton & Hove Albion-West Ham United

Brighton host West Ham.

Just one game to go. Fresh off a good showing in their last Premier League match against Man City, West Ham travel to the AMEX to take on a Brighton squad coming off a 1-1 stalemate with Leeds. The Hammers will certainly feel pressure to come out strong, as the last league meeting between these sides ended in a 1-1 draw. The larger history hasn't been any more kind to West Ham, who haven't been able to muster a win in their last six Premier League meetings with the Seagulls.

Brighton | DWWDL | 10th | Top Scorer: N. Maupay (8)

Brighton are a side feeling up rather than down. They come into this one unbeaten in their previous 4 matches. The Seagulls have a balanced attack, top ten in the EPL in both average possession (54.9%) and shots per match (12.7). Cucurella will be looking to keep the pressure up after recording 2.2 tackles per match in their last 5.

West Ham | DWLLD | 7th | Top Scorer: J. Bowen (12)

West Ham currently sit in 7th in the table and look to earn points in this one. The Hammers have taken 12 shots per match this season (4.2 of which have been on target). That shot accuracy has contributed to their season average of 1.3 xG (expected goals) per match coming into this one. Declan Rice has been their top tackler this season with 39 tackles won (27th in the EPL).

Brighton-West Ham Prediction: 2-0

Brighton's solid defence should be the foundation for another three points.

Did you know? The most common scoreline between the two teams in Premier League history is a 1-1 draw – which has occurred 3 times.

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Report | May 22

Brighton & Hove Albion

3 - 1

West Ham United

Joël Veltman 50 Michail Antonio 40
Pascal Groß 80
Danny Welbeck 90

Brighton see off West Ham at the AMEX.

Michail Antonio scored the match's first goal for West Ham in the 40th minute. Brighton's Joël Veltman then responded with a tying goal in the 50th minute. With the game tied, Brighton continued their scoring with goals in the 80th and 90th that proved to be the difference, as Brighton came back from their initial deficit to defeat West Ham.

The Overview

    • In a tight battle for the ball, the Seagulls made good use of their possession (50%), generating 18 shots, which is 5 shots over the league average, while the Hammers' managed to get off 7 shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Seagulls had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 39%.

The Details

Pascal Groß continually probed down the flank, getting 8 crosses into the box. While the passing game was fairly consistent, the Seagulls had a slight advantage, clocking up 491 completed passes to the Hammers' 472.

Brighton end up in 9th place, a top half finish secured. Meanwhile, West Ham make it into Europe, they've qualified for the Europa Conference League by finishing 7th.

Top Performers

Pascal GroßDanny Welbeck
1 goal scored1 goal scored
3 corners won (1st in the game)Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Pascal GroßDanny Welbeck
1 goal scored1 goal scored
3 corners won (1st in the game)Had 2 shots on target (1st in the game)

That rounds off another scintillating Premier League season. August 6 can't come soon enough.

Report | May 15

West Ham United

2 - 2

Manchester City

Jarrod Bowen 24, 45 Jack Grealish 49
Vladimir Coufal 69 [OG]

Vladimir Coufal's own goal saves Man City's from disaster.

Jarrod Bowen scored the match's first goal for West Ham in the 24th minute following an assist by Pablo Fornals. He then struck once again in the 45th minute to give West Ham a 2-0 lead. But Man City did not fold over, as Jack Grealish's score and Vladimir Coufal's own goal salvaged a split of the points.

The Overview

    • The Hammers managed to get 6 shots away despite having only 22% possession.
    • Despite having 31 shots, City paid the price for not taking advantage of their chances.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Hammers had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 33%.

The Details

Manuel Lanzini put on a show, interceptng the ball 4 times. For Man City, Riyad Mahrez did his best to create opportunities, but his 13 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome. Despite the loss, City were dominant in the passing game, completing a massive 476 more passes than the Hammers.

West Ham's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Man City's run of wins comes to an end.

Top Performers

Jarrod BowenJack Grealish
2 goals scoredBlocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)
Drew 1 foul (1st on their team)Took 6 shots (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Jarrod BowenJack Grealish
2 goals scoredBlocked 4 shots (3rd in the Premier League)
Drew 1 foul (1st on their team)Took 6 shots (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 22nd. West Ham meet Brighton at the AMEX, while Man City meet Villa at the Etihad. Can the Hammers do better next time? Will City continue to climb the table?

Report | May 8

Norwich City

0 - 4

West Ham United

Saïd Benrahma 12, 45
Michail Antonio 30
Manuel Lanzini 65[PK]

West Ham claim all three points. 

Saïd Benrahma got the opener for West Ham in the 12th minute after being assisted by Jarrod Bowen. Michail Antonio then doubled the lead with a goal in the 30th minute. West Ham proceeded to tack on two more to easily win this one against Norwich.

The Overview

    • Winner of the possession game were the Hammers with 64%, they had it in the right areas too, getting away 13 shots.
    • The Canaries didn't generate enough chances, only mustering 8 total shots.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Hammers had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 38%.

The Details

Jarrod Bowen continually probed down the flank, getting eight crosses into the box. In support of the win, the Hammers moved the ball about nicely, completing 289 more passes than their opponents.

Norwich's woeful losing run continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 19th in the table. Meanwhile, West Ham get back to winning ways.

Top Performers

Saïd BenrahmaJarrod Bowen
2 goals scoredAssisted 2 goals
Drew 1 foul (2nd on their team)8 crosses (1st in the game)

Next up, Norwich take on Leicester at Carrow Road on Wednesday, May 11th. While West Ham take on Man City at the London Stadium on Sunday, May 15th. Can the Canaries halt their terrible form? Will this be the start of a winning streak for the Hammers?

Report | May 1

West Ham United

1 - 2

Arsenal

Jarrod Bowen 45 Rob Holding 38
Gabriel 54

Arsenal take three points away from West Ham. 

Rob Holding scored the match's first goal for Arsenal in the 38th minute after being found by Bukayo Saka. West Ham's Jarrod Bowen retaliated with a tying goal in the 45th minute. With the scores level, Gabriel netted a timely 54th minute goal that proved to be the difference, securing Arsenal all three points.

The Overview

    • Although they had less possession (44%), the Gunners still created chances, with 7 attempts at goal.
    • The Hammers had their chances, 8 shots were not enough.
    • The Gunners' accuracy paid off well, 54% of their shots were on target.

The Details

For West Ham, Saïd Benrahma did his best to create opportunities, but his 7 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome. On a positive note, the Hammers won the passing game, clocking up 579 completed passes to the Gunners' 453.

West Ham hope this isn't the start of a losing streak. Meanwhile, Arsenal extend their winning streak and move closer to 3rd in the table.

Top Performers

Rob HoldingJarrod Bowen
1 goal scored1 goal scored
2 interceptions (1st in the game)Drew 4 fouls (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Rob HoldingJarrod Bowen
1 goal scored1 goal scored
2 interceptions (1st in the game)Drew 4 fouls (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Sunday, May 8th. West Ham take on Norwich at Carrow Road, while Arsenal meet a struggling Leeds United. Can the Hammers get out of this rough patch? Will the Gunners keep their great form going?