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West Ham United FC vs Brentford FC, Premier League 2022-2023, Today Match Prediction

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East vs. West London as Brentford travel to struggling West Ham

  • West Ham now have four defeats on the bounce after poor Arsenal loss
  • They sit a point off the relegation zone and pressure is mounting on David Moyes
  • Brentford were brilliant against Spurs and unlucky to only come away with a point

West Ham to win 2-1

Tournament: Premier League 2022-2023 | Venue: London, London Stadium

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For everything that David Moyes has done well so far at West Ham, a Premier League manager is never too far away from facing rumours about the sack.

The press questioned Moyes about his position this week, after a series of five defeats from their last six in the league. Naturally, he said that he has the full support of the owners, but that will only stretch so far.

He has assembled a strong team at West Ham and they have underachieved this season. Now at home, he will hope to use the support of the fans to drive the Hammers to their first league win since October 24th.

On the other hand, Brentford are very deserving of their place in midtable, within touching distance of the likes of Chelsea, Brighton and Liverpool.

Having gone 2-0 up against Tottenham in their last game, they will be disappointed to come away with a draw. However, their attacking firepower means that they’ll be a problem for any team.

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Reasons to be cheerful:

     Have been much better at home this season

     Scamacca and Aguerd could play a part after injury and illness

Reasons to be fearful:

     Lost home and away to Brentford last season

     Could lose five games in a row for the first time since 2017

With the players West Ham have at their disposal, you feel they are serious underachievers this season. They have been on the verge of European spots over the past few years but face a challenge to come close here.

Against Arsenal in their first game since the restart, the Hammers were all over the place. Arsenal were brilliant at pressing them and playing through them quickly, but Moyes’ men didn’t look at it at all.

On the positive side, they have been much better at home than away this campaign, collecting three of their four wins and 10 of their 14 points at the London Stadium.

They will need their fans if they are to collect three points here.

On the flip side, they lost to Brentford last season on both occasions and have just one victory from their last six meetings with the West London side.

They need their big players to turn up here.

Star Man – Said Benrahma

Has three goals in his last five appearances and is a driving force for the Hammers, often playing down the left-hand side. It was his goal that opened the scoring against Arsenal, only for it all to fall apart for West Ham.

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Reasons to be cheerful

     Aiming to go five Premier League games unbeaten – a new club record

     Attacking players are flowing right now

Reasons to be fearful

     Winless in their last six London derbies

     Much better at home than they are away

Like West Ham, Brentford are a much better team when playing at home than they are away. 

The Bees have collected just seven of their 20 points away from the Gtech Community Stadium and certainly feel the absence of their fantastic support on their travels.

However, they have the firepower to trouble this unsettled West Ham team. The Bees have lost to one of their last six meetings against the Hammers, and beat them home and away last season.

They will take encouragement from the way they powered into the lead against Spurs, scoring twice before the visitors had a chance to settle. They are unbeaten in all 17 games where they have taken the lead.

A point here would cement their top-half credentials, but a win would really put them in the mix with the big boys.

Star Man – Ivan Toney

In his first 50 Premier League games, Ivan Toney has registered 30 goal involvements, including 23 goals and seven assists. It’s a remarkable return for the England striker.

     Should be an even contest

     West Ham will be better than in their game against Arsenal

     Hammers must score first to win the game

Based on form, you would back Brentford to win their fifth game on the spin and for West Ham to move closer to the relegation zone.

However, the Premier League doesn’t always go on form and results can go the opposite way to expectation.

Brentford don’t have the best away form and West Ham need points desperately. With all of their players back from the World Cup, the Hammers will give this a real go in front of their fans.

All three results are on the cards, but West Ham will feel they can pinch this at home.

West Ham to win 2-1

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Author: Ross B.