Our prediction for this Premier League match:
West Ham United will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Man City and Nottingham Forest when they host Brighton to their London Stadium on Sunday. The Hammers have yet to find their best form, but this game could be the turning point for David Moyes’ troops. Fit-again Jamaica international Michail Antonio should continue to lead the line for the capital club, while defensive duo Dawson – Ogbonna is rated doubtful for the match.
Fellow defender Nayef Aguerd is definitely sidelined with injury. The Seagulls, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Newcastle United. Brighton made a promising start to the season, and given their display in a 2-1 win over Man Utd at Old Trafford, we are positive that the visitors will grab something from Sunday’s showdown. As for the away side, midfielder Jakub Moder should be the only absentee.
Highlighted Player (Issa Diop):
After spending two years at Balma SC, Issa Diop joined Toulouse football academy in 2006 and he was making progress year by year. The 194-cm-tall defender made seven appearances for Toulouse B in the 2014/2015 season and he made his Ligue 1 debut with les Pitchouns on November 28, 2015 against Nice.
Issa Diop, who was born in Toulouse on January 9, 1997, scored his first ever goal in the French top flight in a 3-0 win over Troyes in December, 2015. Diop is a youth international for France at various levels, but seeing that his father Labysse Diop is of Senegal descent, the Toulouse footballer could represent les Lions de la Teranga at senior level.
The Toulouse defender scored two goals for les Pitchouns in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign and he made no less than 30 appearances for the club in the process. Issa Diop has a contract with Toulouse which expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Brighton):
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were formed in 1901. The Seagulls welcome their opponents at Falmer Stadium and the capacity of Brighton’s home ground is 30,750. The stadium was built in 2008 and it was opened in 2011. The venue is known for commercial purposes as American Express Community Stadium.
Brighton & Hove Albion compete in the Premier League and they play in blue and white stripes. The colour of Brighton’s away kit is green. The club made it to the FA Cup final in 1983, but English giants Manchester United proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils.
Brighton’s main rivals are Crystal Palace and the Seagulls have recorded 35 wins over the Eagles. Frank Stapleton, Martin Chivers, Joe Corrigan, Bobby Zamora, Mark Lawrenson, Bobby Smith, John Crumplin and Frank Worthington are notable footballers who played for Brighton in the past. The Albion is Preston’s yet another nickname.