Saturday 12 January, kick-off 3pm
Amex Stadium – Premier League
After losing their last two matches against Manchester City and Wolves, Liverpool are looking to get back to winning ways in these Premier League predictions. It won’t be easy against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex though, as the Seagulls have been good at home.
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Liverpool come into this game with an injury crisis at the back, which is why we fancy both teams to score odds at evens with Betfred. The Reds should still have enough to take the points though, so you can add them to that BTTS bet as the winners for 2/1 with the same bookmaker. Our Brighton v Liverpool prediction is a 2-1 away win and it’s available at 17/2, also with Betfred.
Liverpool to win and both teams to score
Mohamed Salah retained his crown as the African Player of the Year this week, and has six goals in his last six Premier League matches. With 13 for the season, he’s one behind Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the scoring charts. Salah is the 10/3 favourite to open the scoring with Betfred, and 3/4 with the same bookie to net anytime in your free betting tips and predictions. He is 39/1 to strike first in a 2-1 Liverpool win.
Mo Salah to score first
Liverpool have lost their last two games 2-1, while Brighton have beaten the likes of Manchester United, Wolves and Everton at the Amex this season. The Reds are a better team than those three, but they could be vulnerable after back-to-back defeats. The Seagulls are 28/1 with Betfred to win this game 2-1 as part of your football score predictions. If you include Glenn Murray as the first scorer, those odds rise to 126/1, while it’s 52/1 with him scoring anytime.
Brighton to win 2-1
What’s the story with Brighton vs Liverpool?
Is Brighton vs Liverpool on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? Liverpool secured a narrow 1-0 victory against Brighton when the teams met at Anfield in August. Salah scored the only goal of the game for the home team at the midway point of the first half.
What are the Brighton vs Liverpool odds? Brighton are 9/1 in this Premier League preview, while Liverpool are the 3/10 favourites and the draw’s 9/2. All of those football betting odds are available with William Hill, where you can claim £30 in free bets when you open a new account.
Remember that time…Liverpool put five past Brighton in last season’s corresponding fixture? Roberto Firmino scored a brace after Emre Can’s opener, as the Reds ran out 5-1 winners on the south coast.
Team news and form
Last six: LLDWDW
Bernardo is a doubt for these Brighton v Liverpool predictions, after the versatile Brazilian went off against West Ham and missed the weekend’s FA Cup tie. Jose Izquierdo is out with a knee injury, while Alireza Jahanbakhsh and goalkeeper Mat Ryan are on Asian Cup duty. Jason Steele got the nod between the sticks at the weekend, but David Button is likely to return here.
Last six: WWWWLL
The defensive injuries keep stacking up for Jurgen Klopp, after Dejan Lovren went off in the opening minutes of Liverpool’s FA Cup game at Wolves. The Croatian joins Joe Gomez and Joel Matip on the sidelines. Fabinho is likely to partner Virgil van Dijk in central defence, while Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are doubtful. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is making good progress after knee surgery and back out training on the grass.
Brighton vs Liverpool prediction, preview and betting tips
Liverpool come into your weekend football predictions looking to avoid their third straight defeat. Losing in the FA Cup at Wolves on Monday may prove to be a blessing for the Reds, leaving them to concentrate on the Premier League and Champions League. It’s still a blow though and Brighton will look to take advantage of their opponents’ newfound fallibility.
The Seagulls put in an excellent performance along the south coast at Bournemouth on Saturday. They drew West Brom at home in the FA Cup fourth round, after beating the Cherries 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium. Brighton haven’t tasted victory against Liverpool though in 35 years, losing seven of the eight meetings since.
Although Liverpool could only manage a 1-0 victory earlier this season, they beat Brighton 4-0 and 5-1 last term. The Reds have a four-point lead over Man City at the top of the Premier League table, and they need to put their blip behind them as soon as possible – starting with this Brighton vs Liverpool prediction.
January isn’t a good month for Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager though. Eleven of the 36 games the German’s lost as Reds boss have come in the first month of the year, which accounts for over 30% of his defeats at the helm. Brighton meanwhile have only lost twice at home this season, both 2-1 defeats against Tottenham and Chelsea. That’s compared to seven losses on the road.
Although a 1-1 draw at 10/1 could tickle your fancy in the Brighton v Liverpool betting tips, Klopp’s team are made of stern stuff. They look more than capable of answering the tough questions, as long as their defence copes with those untimely injuries. The Reds have only conceded 10 goals in 21 games so far though, while their forwards are a constant threat.
That’s why we’re backing Liverpool to claim all three points in this game. A potentially unfamiliar central defensive partnership means Brighton should get the odd chance, with the likes of Glenn Murray ready to pounce. Liverpool have shown the ability to grind out the results this season though, and they’ll need to do that here if they want to maintain the gap to City.
Brighton vs Liverpool first goalscorer predictions
With eight Premier League goals to his name this term, Murray is 9/1 to break the deadlock on Saturday. Three of those goals have come from the penalty spot, which could be important with Liverpool’s defensive issues. Roberto Firmino scored twice at the Amex last season, and has four in his last two starts against Arsenal and City. The Brazilian’s 9/2 in the first goalscorer odds for this game, and 6/1 to bag two or more.
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Not exactly a long-suffering Manchester City fan, Tom’s favourite moment supporting the Blues was being a young lad at Wembley for Paul Dickov’s equaliser in the 1999 play-off final against Gillingham. He follows La Liga closely too, and has lots of experience writing about sports betting including F1, tennis and golf.