Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Brighton and Hove Albion host Liverpool at the Amex Stadium on 02/12/17 as Jurgen Klopp’s team look to make it two away wins inside four days. Brighton drew 0-0 at home to rivals Crystal Palace last time out, as Liverpool defeated Stoke City 3-0 at the Bet365 Stadium. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool looked in excellent form midweek and appear to be thriving in their new away formation. Brighton have looked solid defensively, but I’m not expecting them to be able to keep out this Liverpool attack in their current form.

Liverpool win - 4/9
Liverpool to score in both halves - 5/4

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Brighton & Hove Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Liverpool

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Liverpool are undefeated in all of their last 4 games against Brighton & Hove Albion

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Brighton & Hove Albion Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

10-03-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

D H

17-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

21-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

06-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Chris Hughton was unable to deliver a much-desired victory for Brighton fans over their arch-rivals Crystal Palace last time out, as the two teams played out a tense 0-0 draw at the Amex Stadium. Given the styles of the two managers in Hughton and Roy Hodgson, it was hardly surprising to see such a pragmatic game, with neither side willing to take the requisite risks needed in an attempt to win the game in fear of losing. For Palace in particular this was a big point, though Brighton may feel slightly frustrated at the fact they were held to their fourth successive home draw. Glass-half-full supporters may instead take a look at their recent form from a more flattering angle, instead taking joy from the fact they are unbeaten in seven games at home. Manchester City are the only side to take maximum points from the Amex Stadium this season, though Liverpool are the first side to visit Brighton that finished in the top four last season to visit since then. Defender Lewis Dunk has been in sensational defence for Brighton so far this season and he will be the key man for the Seagulls once again this weekend as he and Shane Duffy look to keep out the blistering Liverpool attack.

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News

Steve Sidwell (back) is Brighton’s only injury absentee.

Liverpool Preview

Liverpool responded to their late blow suffered at home to Chelsea at the weekend in style, after defeating Stoke City 3-0 away from home. Jurgen Klopp again elected to rotate his side for the game and they started brightly, with Sadio Mane dinking them ahead after 17 minutes. Stand-in captain Simon Mignolet was later fortunate not to see red after bringing down Mame Biram Diouf, while Dominic Solanke and Mane both failed to convert chances when 1 v 1. Mohamed Salah was surprisingly left on the bench but made his impact felt as a sub, coming on to score a brace, the first being an emphatic volley before a cool finish past Lee Grant to secure the three points. Liverpool have now gone five games unbeaten since losing 4-1 at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, winning five and drawing two and have thrived away from home in a change of system. Klopp has set his team up playing 4-4-2 in their last two Premier League games against West Ham and Stoke, winning by an aggregate score of 7-1 in those two matches, with the defence appearing to benefit from having two anchoring midfielders. That flexibility naturally makes Liverpool more difficult to prepare for, even winning on Wednesday evening without Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana or Daniel Sturridge. Currently 5th in the table, a win here could take Liverpool back into the top four come the end of the weekend.

Liverpool Team News

Nathaniel Clyne (back) is still sidelined through a back problem, with Adam Lallana (thigh) also a potential absentee after suffering a setback following his return to action against Chelsea at the weekend.

Brighton & Hove Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool Sidelined Players

Brighton & Hove Albion
14 Steve Sidwell Injured
Liverpool
34 Adam Bogdan Injured
2 Nathaniel Clyne Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Mathew Ryan 184 82
2 LB Bruno Saltor 181 76
22 CD Shane Duffy 193 76
5 CD Lewis Dunk 192 88
3 RB Gaetan Bong 183 74
11 LM Anthony Knockaert 172 69
6 CM Dale Stephens 169 71
37 RM Isaiah Brown 182 70
24 CM Davy Proepper 185 72
13 AM Pascal Gross 171 66
17 CF Glenn Murray 183 80
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Simon Mignolet 193 87
23 CD Emre Can 184 82
6 CD Dejan Lovren 188 84
26 RB Andrew Robertson 178 64
66 LB Trent Alexander-Arnold 175 69
7 CM James Milner 175 70
14 CM Jordan Henderson 182 67
5 CM Georginio Wijnaldum 175 69
11 LF Mohamed Salah 175 69
9 CF Roberto Firmino 181 76
10 RF Philippe Coutinho 171 71