Liverpool have won all three previous Premier League games between the sides by an aggregate score of 10-1 although I don’t think the Reds will run away with the game at the Amex. Liverpool’s 21-match unbeaten run came to an end at the Etihad last Thursday, but they lost little in defeat and matched the champions toe-for-toe in an epic Premier League game between two of the best sides in Europe. That will mean nil, however, when the players cross the white line. It might be tight and tense but Liverpool to return to winning ways for me.
Brighton are not the best of opponents to face when playing at home and after troubling a number of big names at their turf, Liverpool will be well aware of what awaits them at the AMEX Community Stadium. They sure have read their script well by now, after the two away losses in their last two matches. While Liverpool are licking wounds from two straight losses, Brighton heads to this match on a four game unbeaten run and also enjoying their game. Liverpool will be banking heavily on their lethal forward line of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane who have scored 29 of their 49 league goals and we don’t expect that they will be affected by the FA Cup exit. Brighton have beaten Manchester United here and have drawn with Leicester City and Arsenal. Most recently they beat Everton and will be hoping to pull another shock. Brighton have five wins and two losses in their 10 league matches played at home this season. They have scored in each of their home match in the league this season. Liverpool, on the other hand, have managed just five clean sheets in the last 15 away matches across all competitions this season while they have scored in each of their away matches in the league this season. Brighton’s only win over Liverpool came in 1982. Liverpool have beaten them in each of the last five meetings and are unbeaten against Brighton in the last seven meetings, six being wins. In 13 meetings, Liverpool have picked nine wins and Brighton one.
Brighton are unbeaten in their past four competitive matches, winning two and drawing two. They have won four,drawn two and lost just one of their last seven competitive home matches. Liverpool have lost their past two competitive matches which i think has slowed down their momentum. Liverpool looked quite shaky in the last round and were beaten 2-1 by the Citizens. On the other hand, Brighton are very solid at home lately as the team lost only one of their last five home games, so the home win looks attractive.
Brighton have won 5 drawn 3 and lost 2 of their 10 home league games played, and sit 13th in the Premiership with 26 points, drawing their last league game played 2-2 away against West Ham. Liverpool have won 8 drawn 3 and lost 1 of their 12 league away games played , and sit Top of the Premiership with 54 points, losing their last league game played 2-1 away against Man City. Liverpool have already beaten Brighton 1-0 at home this season, doing the double over them last season 4-0 and 1-5. Brighton won their last home league game played 1-0 against Everton. Liverpool have only lost once all season in their last league game played away against Man City.I am taking Liverpool to win this match today.