Liverpool fans can look forward to a weekend away in Brighton this weekend as the reds head from coast to coast with the hope of getting their first league win of 2019. Whilst Brighton will be looking to avoid defeat and having the 7 teams beneath them catching them up, as realistically they’re only 10 points above the drop zone.
Brighton face the unfavourable task of playing Liverpool who are looking to get back to winning ways. We’re fairly sure that no Premier League team envies their fixture today. The only real saving grace for the Seagulls being that Brighton have actually only lost 2 matches in their last 10 at home. These two losses came at the hands of two teams in the top four, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Brighton need to watch their discipline in games too having been shown 2 reds in their last 7 and 3 reds overall so far this season.
Top goalscorer so far this season is Glenn Murray with 8 goals who has contributed to Brighton’s total goal tally this season of 24. Their number 17 will need to be on top form today if they hope to get anything out of this one. The goal difference between the two sides is really something to behold whereas Brighton sit on a negative goal difference of -5, Liverpool can boast a goal difference of 39. Most of Brighton’s goals on average this season have come between the 30th to 45th minute.
Brighton Home Premier League Form
|29.12.2018||WIN||Brighton 1 – 0 Everton|
|26.12.2018||DRAW||Brighton 1 – 1 Arsenal|
|16.12.2018||LOSS||Brighton 1 – 2 Chelsea|
|04.12.2018||WIN||Brighton 3 – 1 Crystal Palace|
|24.11.2018||DRAW||Brighton 1 – 1 Leicester|
As has been said many times before, football is a funny old game, and Liverpool’s season is demonstrating this in fine style. Liverpool had an absolute stormer against Arsenal brushing them aside 5-1, only to go on to play Man City next, and lose 2-1. Klopp’s high flyers now need to regroup and ensure that the City result doesn’t derail their title hopes. With both Spurs and City snapping at their heels, the title race is well and truly on.
Not so long ago we were talking about how Liverpool were looking good in all competitions, but now they’ve exited both the League Cup and the FA Cup. Not that this will bother Liverpool fans too much if they remain in contention for their first league title win in nearly 20 years. It also gives them much greater focus on both the EPL and the Champions League.
Today’s game offers the reds the perfect chance to get back to winning ways and makes them a hard team to back against.
Liverpool Away Premier League Form
|03.01.2019||LOSS||Man City 2 – 1 Liverpool|
|21.12.2018||WIN||Wolves 0 – 2 Liverpool|
|08.12.2018||WIN||Bournemouth 0 – 4 Liverpool|
|05.12.2018||WIN||Burnley 1 – 3 Liverpool|
|24.11.2018||WIN||Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool|
Head to Head Statistics
Over the last five head to head matches Liverpool have won 5/5. For the last time Brighton beat Liverpool you have to go back nearly 35 years to 29th January 1984, where Brighton beat Liverpool 2-0 in the FA Cup.
|25.08.2018||Premier League||Liverpool 1 – 0 Brighton|
|13.05.2018||Premier League||Liverpool 4 – 0 Brighton|
|02.12.2017||Premier League||Brighton 1 – 5 Liverpool|
|19.02.2012||FA Cup||Liverpool 6 – 1 Brighton|
|21.09.2011||League Cup||Brighton 1 – 2 Liverpool|
Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.
Odds taken at 10:00 GMT 12/01/2019
Our Verdict and Best Bets
The safe option here would be to just side with Liverpool. Although for us, this is exactly the type of team an in-form side have a tendency to drop points against. Barring Liverpool having anyone sent off or any other disaster, it’s hard to see Brighton winning outright, although it’s not so hard to see them taking something from the game.
Total Goals, Over 2.5 @ 1.76 (13/17) with 188BET.
Both Teams to Score @ 2.15 (23/20) with William Hill.