Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips
On Saturday, Liverpool goes to Brighton & Hove Albion with the clear mission of getting past two defeats in a row. Jurgen Klopp’s men will seek all three points, with Manchester City getting closer in the Premier League. There are only four points between the Reds and the Citizens, so every mistake could prove costly. Brighton isn’t the toughest opponent for Liverpool, but the home side has had a pretty decent form lately and could take advantage of Liverpool’s gap in the defense.
3 Reasons why Brighton & Hove Albion will succeed over Liverpool
- Brighton is undefeated in the last four games in all competitions
- Brighton has just two defeats at home in 10 games
- The hosts have scored in their last 9 PL matches in front of their own supporters
4 Reasons why Liverpool will succeed over Brighton & Hove Albion
- The visitors are on top of the Premier League leaderboard
- Liverpool has won 8 of its 11 away matches in the PL this season
- Liverpool has scored 22 goals in 11 games on the road in the championship
- Liverpool has won all five meetings with Brighton played this decade
Brighton & Hove Albion to produce another surprise?
Brighton is 13th in the Premier League rankings, with 26 points, 24-29 aggregate. In the first game of 2019 in the Premier League, Brighton got a draw at West Ham United, 2-2. The visitors were 2-0 up on the scoreboard after Stephens and Duffy managed to find the net in the second half, but the hosts got back following Arnautovic’s brace.
In the FA Cup, Hughton’s team defeated Bournemouth, on the road, 3-1. Knockaert, Bissouma, and Andone got their names on the scoresheet. All three players were substitutes in the match against West Ham United.
Ryan and Jahanbakhsh are away at the AFC Asian Cup, while Izquierdo and Bernardo are injured.
Brighton & Hove Albion line-up
- Goalkeeper: David Button
- Backfield: Martin Montoya, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Gaetan Bong
- Midfield: Anthony Knockaert, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Pascal Gross
- Forwards: Glenn Murray, Jurgen Locadia
Liverpool – Klopp is looking forward to returning to winning days
The 2-1 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League brought another loss for the Reds, this time in the FA Cup, 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers. But first of all, let’s talk about what went wrong against the Citizens.
Liverpool played their usual game only when Manchester City was ahead on the scoreboard. The visitors seemed pleased with 0-0 and 1-1 and never forced the issues, leaving City with the initiative most of the time.
In the second competition, “the wind” was the prime reason why Liverpool lost. That’s what Jurgen Klopp said at the press conference, blaming the weather conditions for his team’s bad result.
Matip, Lovren, and Gomez are injured, so the German manager will probably be forced to use Fabinho, once again, as a central defender.
- Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
- Backfield: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson
- Midfield: Xherdan Shaqiri, Georginio Wijnuldum, Naby Keita
- Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Why both teams will manage to score – Odds and prediction
Brighton & Hove Albion have made a habit of scoring at home, while Liverpool has conceded in the last three matches in all competition. The visitors have three central defenders injured, so there are certain issues in the back, But with Salah, Firmino and Mane upfront, we don’t think there’s the possibility of Liverpool not scoring. BTTS is an excellent choice for this game and it has 11/10 odds at Bethard. Murray has scored 8 goals this season, while Locadia and Andone are also in a good form. Don’t miss this opportunity. Last season, Liverpool won at Brighton & Hove Albion with 5-1.