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

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Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Liverpool emerged as a title contender after only the second game of the campaign, as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park. A penalty from James Milner just before half-time and a late goal from Sadio Mane provided a comfortable win for Liverpool, who also witnessed Aaron Wan-Bissaka receiving a straight red card in the 75th minute. Brighton produced one of their best performances in recent memory to beat Manchester United 3-2 at the AMEX Stadium. Glen Murray and Shane Duffy scored within two minutes of each other to shock the visitors. Even though Romelu Lukaku pulled one back in the 34th minute, a Pascal Gross penalty restored Brighton’s two-goal lead. An injury-time penalty from Paul Pogba was the only consolation for a disappointing United team.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool seem to have ironed out a majority of the issues that plagued them during the 2017-18 campaign. Even though Brighton were able to put in a heroic display against Manchester United, the team may struggle to replicate the same in an away match. Liverpool have also had an incredible scoring run against the Seagulls after scoring nine in the two meetings last season. A great choice would be to choose a Liverpool win and more than 3.5 goals.

Sadio Mane has been able to overshadow Mohamed Salah in the first two games of the campaign and he is already up to three for the campaign. Even though Mane failed to score in his only game against Brighton last season, I would pick the Senegalese to score anytime in this match.

Liverpool win and total goals more than 3.5 – 11/10

Sadio Mane to score anytime – 10/11

Liverpool are undefeated in all of their last 10 games

Liverpool are undefeated in all of their last 5 games against Brighton & Hove Albion

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 5 games played against Liverpool

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

10

Draw

0

Lost

0
W A

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

07-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Torino Team Logo Torino

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

12-08-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

20-08-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

25-08-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-09-2018

Champions League Grp. C

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

Brighton & Hove Albion Form Guide

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo

Brighton & Hove Albion

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
D A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

17-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Liverpool Preview

The significant investment into the squad over the summer has helped make Liverpool strong in a number of positions, but manager Jurgen Klopp has been able to retain the same attacking threat within the Reds. Liverpool were a feared opposition for much of the 2017-18 campaign and this new season seems to be no different. After ending up with the worst defensive record of the top four teams last season, Klopp will be extremely pleased to see his team get back-to-back clean sheets to start the campaign. Sadio Mane has emerged as the top scorer for Liverpool, in this early part of the campaign, with three goals.

Liverpool Team News

Dejan Lovren (hip), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (cruciate ligament), and Rhian Brewster (ankle) are unavailable for Liverpool.

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Chris Hughton will be delighted to witness Brighton playing week in and week out like they performed against Manchester United. The performance against the Red Devils came just a week after the immensely disappointing away defeat against Watford. Brighton were lacklustre on a number of fronts in that match, but the team were able to rise to the occasion whilst facing a tough team. Hughton will be hoping that this holds true in the upcoming weeks, as Brighton have difficult games against the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham.

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News

Florin Andone (groin), Jason Steele (thigh), José Izquierdo (knee), Bruno Saltor (hamstring), Lewis Dunk (ankle), Richard Towell (back), and Soufyan Ahannach (leg) are missing from action for Britain.

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.9

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 vs Brighton & Hove Albion Sidelined Players

Liverpool
21 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Injured
6 Dejan Lovren Injured
Brighton & Hove Albion
19 Jose Izquierdo Injured
10 Florin Andone Injured
5 Lewis Dunk Injured
2 Bruno Saltor Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
13 GK Alisson Becker 193 91
66 LB Trent Alexander-Arnold 175 69
12 CD Joseph Gomez 191 77
4 CD Virgil van Dijk 193 92
26 RB Andrew Robertson 178 64
7 CM James Milner 175 70
5 CM Georginio Wijnaldum 175 74
8 CM Naby Keita 172 64
10 RF Sadio Mane 175 69
11 LF Mohamed Salah 175 71
9 CF Roberto Firmino 181 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Mathew Ryan 184 82
22 LB Martin Montoya 175 74
4 CD Shane Duffy 193 76
14 CD Leon Balogun 190 81
3 RB Gaetan Bong 187 77
24 CDM Davy Proepper 185 72
6 CDM Dale Stephens 169 71
8 CDM Yves Bissouma 182 78
11 CM Anthony Knockaert 172 69
20 CM Solly March 180 88
17 CF Glenn Murray 183 79