Kick-off: 1500, 30/10/2021
Liverpool only took one point off Brighton in the Premier League last season but will be looking to avoid any slip-ups this weekend.
The Reds have been in rampant form of late in this competition, whereas Albion’s bright start has evaporated during a four-match winless run.
We like Evens for Jurgen Klopp’s side to score in both halves as our first Liverpool vs Brighton prediction.
That bet would have paid off in seven of their nine league games this term!
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool returned from the international break with a 5-0 win at Watford and then incredibly repeated that scoreline when visiting Manchester United.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota struck early on at Old Trafford before Mohamed Salah continued his great run of form with a hat-trick.
The Reds could almost certainly have added to their tally following Paul Pogba’s dismissal but seemed to ease off after Keita left the field on a stretcher.
James Milner also faces several weeks on the sidelines due to suffering a hamstring injury in that game but Jordan Henderson still hailed the victory as a “big step forward”.
He told the club website: “It was a good day. A great performance from start to finish. A clean sheet, which is really important for us, and obviously some amazing goals as well.
“So, a really pleasing day and a big step forward. We were clinical in front of goal, which makes the difference.”
A 3-2 Champions League triumph at Atletico Madrid in between means Klopp doesn’t have to worry too much about the return fixture, with Liverpool on nine points from three group matches.
Looking at the Liverpool vs Brighton odds, we like 27/4 for a 3-0 home win.
Last Liverpool EPL line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Keita, Henderson, Jota, Firmino, Salah.
Keita looks set to be involved despite being carried off against United with a leg injury.
Thiago Alcantara is back in full training for the first time since mid-September but is unlikely to feature, while Fabinho (knee) and Milner (hamstring) are absent.
A Look At Brighton’s Betting Odds
Brighton made their best start to a Premier League campaign when successful in four of their first five top-flight fixtures but have since stalled.
A hat-trick of draws against Palace, Arsenal and Norwich were followed by a 4-1 home loss to Manchester City.
Ilkay Gundogan’s opener and a Phil Foden double left Albion 3-0 down after just over half an hour.
Alexis Mac Allister pulled one back from the penalty spot late on but Riyad Mahrez had the last word for City in stoppage time.
Adam Lallana said: “I can’t help feel we gifted them a couple of chances first half where if you want to beat the champions you have to play the perfect game.
“It felt like we got punished every time we made a mistake and we will learn from that, we have got lads in the team who are constantly growing.
“As long as we learn from this game, then it will be a massive step for us in the right direction.”
This is another daunting test, though, with Lallana only too aware of how tough it will be to repeat last season’s 1-0 away win against his former club.
The visitors have been most vulnerable in the run-up to half-time this term, whereas Liverpool are 6-0 up in the final third of the opening period.
That makes 155/100 for the Reds to score between 30:01 and the interval worth adding to our Liverpool vs Brighton betting tips.
Last Brighton EPL line-up: Sanchez, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Cucurella, Gross, Lallana, Moder, March, Maupay, Trossard.
Brighton are without Dan Burn, who suffered a heavy fall and injured a knee during the EFL Cup game at Leicester, where Albion went out on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Yves Bissouma will be available following his substitute appearance in the cup after more than a month out with a knee problem.
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