Following a disappointing draw with Wolves in the FA Cup, Liverpool will look to return to winning ways when they take on Brighton. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses for the Premier League.
Brighton: Struggling at Home
Brighton hit its stride under new boss Roberto De Zerbi and can jump above Liverpool in the Premier League table if it beats the Reds on Saturday. The Italian coach failed to win any of his first five games in charge but has since won six of nine games across all competitions.
The team has been amazing since netting 14 goals in its previous four games, and will definitely find the back of the net against Liverpool, so we will include it in our soccer picks and parlays. It’s sitting eighth in the standings, just one point behind sixth-placed Liverpool.
De Zerbi’s first game was against Liverpool at Anfield, and we were treated to an entertaining 3-3 draw. That made it three games without defeat at Anfield for the Seagulls, who have lost just once in their last five meetings with Klopp’s side.
World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister has returned from Qatar with sky-high confidence and netted twice in the FA Cup win at Middlesbrough last weekend. Jakub Moder is the hosts’ only guaranteed absentee for this game, though, as the Poland midfielder targets a return from a knee injury next month.
Liverpool: Disappointing Season
The Reds are seven points behind the Champions League places, meaning that Saturday’s clash is of big importance for Jurgen Klopp’s troops. The team seems to have lost its mojo this season; the Anfield giants have won just two of their five games since returning from the World Cup break. Those victories over Aston Villa and Leicester were also far from convincing and Liverpool needs to step up their game if they want to finish in the top four.
Liverpool has allowed ten goals in its last five fixtures across all competitions, and only a controversial offside call saved them from a shock FA Cup defeat at home to Wolves last time out. Darwin Nunez finally scored for Liverpool. He is a talented striker and we expect him to start scoring more, so if you’re betting online, you should start backing him. He will lead the attacking line on Saturday and will probably find the back of the net.
Both Roberto Firmino and James Milner are rated doubtful for the match, while all Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, and Luis Diaz are out of contention with injuries. Klopp named arguably his strongest possible starting lineup for the cup tie with Wolves, including Dutch debutant Cody Gakpo and he’s not expected to make many changes for this clash.
Brighton vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
Brighton’s last seven Premier League games have seen both teams score, and its only top-flight win at the Amex since October was a 4-1 demolition of Chelsea.
Liverpool has also scored and conceded in each of its last six games in all tournaments, but it has accumulated just two top-flight wins away from home all season, only the 12th-best record of its kind.
Brighton and Liverpool produced a six-goal thriller the last time they locked horns. Liverpool has shipped 10 goals in its last five games, while Brighton scored 14 goals in its last four.
Brighton vs Liverpool Match Information
- Match: Brighton (8-3-6) vs Liverpool (8-4-5)
- Location: Amex Stadium, Brighton
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Brighton vs Liverpool Live Stream: fubo.tv
Brighton vs Liverpool Betting Lines
Brighton vs Liverpool Picks & Prediction
The Reds enter this clash as favorites priced at +115 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at three.
Brighton and Liverpool have demonstrated they can score goals and can’t keep clean sheets. Liverpool’s poor away record and the fact that it will be without its top defender Virgil van Dijk should be enough for Brighton to win at least one point here, but we will avoid the winners’ market and back the overs in this clash.