Brighton vs Liverpool: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Brighton will want to continue pulling away from the relegation zone whilst Liverpool will be itching to bounce back from their loss against Manchester City
In a game as big as Liverpool’s against Manchester City in early January, the result was bound to control the narrative about their title challenge was about to transpire.
The trip down south against Brighton provides an excellent chance to bounce back and silence some critics who will have been particularly loud in the past week or so, but the FA Cup exit to Wolves will be forgotten if Liverpool can extend their lead at the top of the table.
Chris Hughton’s Brighton offer an intriguing yet potentially difficult task. They currently reside in 13th place and haven’t been particularly impressive either offensively or defensively with 24 goals and 29 conceded.
The AmEx Stadium however has been their stronghold, picking up 18 points out of their total tally of 26. Unfortunately for them, their opponents have the second best away record in the league, picking up 26 of an available 33 points, losing once.
The Seagulls have their strong points, but if anyone can motivate their side after a loss such as the one Liverpool suffered against City, it’s Jurgen Klopp – 2-0 Liverpool.
- Over 2.5 goals scored
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in six of Liverpool’s last seven Premier League games, mostly coming at their opponents’ end. Brighton may not be scoring many goals in this one against the Reds’ league leading defence but they’ll surely conceded. Over 2.5 goals scored in Liverpool’s matches has been a nightmare for betting sites all season.
- Liverpool to win to nil
The loss to Manchester City may have shaken a few fans, but this side have still been the best team in the country this season.
They possess the best defensive record and the second best away record in the league, a perfect mixture for getting results in away games.
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Head To Head
Since the 1979-80 season these two sides have only met a total of 13 times. Unsurprisingly, Liverpool lead the way in wins with nine, whilst there’s been three draws and one Brighton win back in 1982.
The reverse of this fixture was played back in August, where Liverpool won 1-0 thanks to a single Mo Salah goal.
- Liverpool have the best defence in the Premier League this season with only 10 goals conceded in 21 games.
- Only Cardiff and Newcastle average less possession per game than Brighton’s 43.4%
- No player has contributed to more goals this season than Mohamed Salah (13 goals and seven assists).
- Brighton striker Glenn Murray on average fouls his opponents the most times per game in the league with 2.5.