Kick-off: 2015, 03/02/2021
TV: BT Sport
Liverpool look very much back on track and should have too much attacking firepower for Brighton in Wednesday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.
However, Albion are in good form themselves and have tested the Reds in recent meetings, netting in each of their last three head-to-head encounters.
We reckon 15/8 for a home win and both teams to score is the way to go with our first Liverpool vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
After going five league games without a win, Liverpool have returned to form with back-to-back 3-1 victories at Tottenham and West Ham.
Mohamed Salah was the star of the show at London Stadium, bagging a well-taken brace before Georginio Wijnaldum added his name to the scoresheet.
Jurgen Klopp said of Salah: “He scored against Tottenham but it was disallowed, but it was a good sign for him that a couple of things are clicking.
“Tonight he played a super game, his passing was good and the controlling of the game was good.
“The first goal is a super smart goal. I think Fabianski couldn’t see the ball, it was crowded and he just lifted it.
“The second goal, what a counter attack! Two passes until Mo got the ball, first touch world class and a nice finish. Top game and top goals.”
Sadio Mane missed Sunday’s match with a slight muscle strain, but when Salah is on song, Liverpool play with so much more rhythm going forward.
It is worth noting that the Reds have scored five of their last six goals after the interval, though.
Looking at the Liverpool vs Brighton odds, we like Evens for the highest-scoring half in this game to be the second one.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Robertson, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Milner, Henderson, Shaqiri, Salah, Origi.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton have boosted their survival hopes by picking up seven points from three games, beating Leeds and Spurs either side of a draw with Fulham.
Leandro Trossard’s 17th-minute strike earned Albion a deserved maiden Premier League home victory of the season against Tottenham.
Pascal Gross had already struck a post and Aaron Connolly spurned a golden late chance, as the Seagulls ended a run of 15 top-flight fixtures without a win on their own turf.
“The manner of the performance was top,” beamed Graham Potter. “We scored a good goal, kept a clean sheet, pretty much did everything we needed to do.
“The attitude of the players and the personality of the players was fantastic. It’s an important three points because every three points in this league is hard to come by.”
With the in-form Gross pulling the strings, Brighton look a better team than their league placing of 17th suggests.
They will be hopeful of enjoying some positive moments against Liverpool’s injury-ravaged defence, having scored in nine of 12 away matches in all tournaments this term.
However, Albion are expected to fall into the ‘game, but outgunned’ category on Merseyside and 10/1 for a 3-1 home win completes our Liverpool vs Brighton betting tips.
Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Veltman, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, March, Maupay, Trossard.
West Ham 1-3 LIVERPOOL – Mohamed Salah (2), Georginio Wijnaldum
BRIGHTON 1-0 Tottenham – Leandro Trossard
Head-to-head: Brighton 1-1 Liverpool, Brighton 1-3 Liverpool, Liverpool 2-1 Brighton, Brighton 0-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 1-0 Brighton
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