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Merson predicts the result of the clash between Brighton and West Ham

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Paul Merson has predicted that Brighton will defeat West Ham when the two sides face off in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Hammers have won two games and drawn three League games so far this year and lie in 12th position while the Seagulls have yet to register a win during the same period.

David Moyes team are currently still facing injury troubles and the Hammers boss will be aware that the Seagulls defeated his side 3-0 last time around at the London Stadium, despite the fact that it came whilst Slaven Bilic was manager.

Brighton have no serious injury concerns ahead of the game and striker Leonardo Ulloa could be set to make his debut.

Merson said: “Brighton started brilliantly against Southampton and while they ended up with a draw, it was probably a good point in the end.

“I also watched them against Chelsea and they were so unlucky to lose 4-0. Looking at West Ham, they’ve got a few injury problems at the moment and it could be a bit of a struggle for them at the Amex.”