Both sides drew their last matches leaving them both on eight points from eight games with Brighton ahead of the Hammers on goal difference.
It represents an impressively steady start to the season for the newly-promoted Seagulls, but West Ham will be disappointed given their substantial financial outlay over the summer.
When is West Ham vs Brighton?
The match is on Friday, October 20 with kick-off at 8pm at the London Stadium.
What TV channel is West Ham vs Brighton on?
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League are showing the game live with coverage starting at 7pm.
What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)
West Ham – 5/6
Draw – 12/5
Brighton – 15/4
The home side are pretty injury-free with only James Collins a doubt and even he is likely to recover in time for Friday, however, Andy Carroll is suspended after his red card last time out.
Brighton will be without Shane Duffy, Davy Propper and Steve Sidwell through injury whilst Tomer Hemed remains suspended.
Head-to-head in last five meetings
14 Apr 2012 West Ham 6-0 Brighton – Championship (Vaz Te x3, Nolan, Cole, Dicker OG)
24 Oct 2011 Brighton 0-1 West Ham – Championship (Nolan)
06 Jan 2007 West Ham 3-0 Brighton – FA Cup (Noble, Cole, Mullins)
23 Apr 2005 Brighton 2-2 West Ham – Championship (Hammond x2) (Reo-Ckoer, Harewood)
13 Nov 2004 West Ham 0-1 Brighton – Championship (Butters)