Saturday’s program of the 10th round of the Premier League will open with the match Brighton – Liverpool. Will the “seagulls” be able to impose a fight on the champion? Our forecast.
Brighton has remained in the same positions since entering the Premier League. “Seagulls” live in the area of 13-18th positions. As a rule, Brighton’s season is relatively calm, but in the end the team sinks to the struggle for survival, which they successfully win. At the same time, with both Chris Houghton and Graham Potter, “Brighton” sometimes produces sensational results. In the current championship, these were the away victories over Newcastle (3: 0) and Aston Villa (2: 1).
However, Brighton’s reported winnings are the only ones in this championship. In the remaining seven games , the Seagulls drew three times and lost four times. In the last five matches of the Premier League, Graham Potter’s wards went on a world war with Crystal Palace (1: 1), West Bromwich (1: 1), Burnley (0: 0), lost to Tottenham (1: 2) ) and defeated Aston Villa (2: 1).
By the way, the meeting with Tottenham for Brighton became the third match with the representative of the top six in the current championship. In other matches, Brighton lost to Chelsea (1: 3) and Manchester United (2: 3).
Florin Andone, Alexis McAllister and Tariq Lampty are not available to Graham Potter for this match. The participation of Christian Walton and Adam Lallana is in question.
Liverpool are not in the best mood for this match. On Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp’s team lost to Atalanta in the Champions League (0: 2). Because of this defeat, Ajax and Atalanta approached the Reds at a distance of only two points. However, in the championship the situation for Liverpool is much more pleasant. Despite all the injuries, Liverpool is in second place in the Premier League, behind the first Tottenham only in the difference between goals scored and conceded. In the previous round, Liverpool defeated Leicester at home (3: 0).
The match with Leicesters for the Reds was the first in seven matches in the Premier League, in which the Lersisides did not concede. In the last five Premier League games, Liverpool have tied Everton (2: 2) and Manchester City (1: 1), and defeated Sheffield United (2: 1), West Ham (2: 1) ) and Leicester (3: 0).
On the road to the Premier League, Liverpool cannot win three matches in a row. Jurgen Klopp’s charges lost to Aston Villa (2: 7), drew with Manchester City (1: 1) and Everton (2: 2).
Liverpool have seven players in the infirmary. These are the main defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dyck, as well as midfielders Nabi Keita, Jerdan Shaqiri, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Brighton have not been able to win at home in the Premier League for eight straight matches.
In all five meetings with representatives of the top six during this time, Brighton conceded at least three goals.
Liverpool have lost only one of their last 11 Premier League games.
In eight out of ten previous matches, the “red” in the Premier League played the bet “total over 2.5”.
Liverpool have not won away in the league for three straight games.
Liverpool have beaten Brighton in all six games since the Seagulls debuted in the Premier League. The Reds managed to defeat their opponent in two of them.
07/08/20 Brighton Liverpool 13
11/30/19 Liverpool Brighton 2: 1
01/12/19 Brighton Liverpool 0: 1
08/25/18 Liverpool Brighton ten
05/13/18 Liverpool Brighton 4: 0
In general, there is little evidence in favor of Brighton before this match . Perhaps the unfortunate away results of Liverpool . However, Brighton also plays poorly at home, and rarely succeeds in fights with representatives of the top six. Considering all of the above, here you can bet on the victory of the guests in combination with one of the totals.
Our prediction – Liverpool win + total under 4.5 goals for 2.14 in BC Winline