English Premier League
Saturday, January 12th, 2019 8:30 PM IST
American Express Community Stadium
Brighton & Hove Albion +835 / Liverpool FC -333 / Draw +450
ESPN PREMIER LEAGUE Pick Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool F.C
The Premier league is one of the most reputed leagues in world football which gives room for entertainment and has a gimmick for a very challenging title race between the top teams. It has been a dream start to Liverpool’s season, both in terms of quality of football played as well as contending for the Premier league title but now face a different sort of challenge, as Brighton and Hove Albion F.C host the Reds at American Express Community Stadium. Brighton will look to extend their four match unbeaten run and to secure a mid- table finish at the end of the season. The Seagulls are currently thirteenth in the table and will be facing a tough fixture against the title favorites Liverpool, who have just lost one game and by far have the best defense in the league. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for a reaction after suffering back to back loses against Manchester City (In Premier league) and Wolves in the FA cup.
Starting with the home team, Brighton will be adopting a defensive strategy as confirmed by Chris Hughton in his press conference and will look to score from counter attacks. They will go for a 4-5-1 formation, as they have done it in the past with either Glenn Murray or Andone leading the attack, supported by Locadia and Solly March in the wings.. The Seagulls were very impressive in the 3-1 FA cup win against F.C Bournemouth away from home and showed a very well organized defensive set up with a counter attacking threat with five midfielders. Brighton is unbeaten in their last four Premier League fixtures and is certainly looking for more points in the upcoming fixtures. Brighton will have to cope without Mathew Ryan, who is not in the squad after joining the Australian football team for the Asian Cup. There are also injury concerns with their left back Bernardo , who is still a doubt for the game against Liverpool and winger Jose Izquierdo, who will also miss the game with a knee problem.
Brighton’s expected lineup (4-5-1) David Button, Bong, Dunk , Duffy, Montoya, Locadia , Propper,Stephens, Pascal Groß, Solly March , Glen Murray. *Injuries and unavailability of players – Ricardo, Jose Izquierdo and Mathew Ryan ( International Duty)
Liverpool Football club were ruthless since the start of the league and maintained their unbeaten record during the first half of the season. They were top of the table with seven points before they faced the champions Manchester City at Ethiad stadium, where they suffered their first loss of the season which reduced the gap to only 4 points. The Reds had a similar start during 2013-2014 season under the leadership of Brendon Rodgers but then in the second half of the season they conceded the title to the present champions Manchester City. Liverpool will look forward to get three points in order to maintain the distance with the Premier league champions Manchester City having suffered defeat against City and Wolves. The attacking trio of Liverpool is arguably the best in the Premier league with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohammed Salah. So far this season, Salah has been involved in 13 goals and 7 assists and Firmino netted a hattrick against Arsenal and a goal against Manchester City. This season Liverpool have also the best defence conceding only ten goals.
Liverpool’s expected lineup ( 4-3-3) Alisson Becker , Trent Alexander Arnold , Fabinho, Virgin Van Dijk , Andrew Robertson, James Milner , Henderson, Wijnaldum , Salah , Firmino , Sadio Mane *Injuries – Lovren , Matip, Joseph Gomez ( Doubtful)
Cover the spread 365 betting trends
Brighton have scored in each of their 10 home games scoring 15 home goals.
Liverpool have beaten Brighton in last six matches
Players to watch out for – Roberto Firmino has scored 4 goals in last two games.
Alisson Becker has 80 % – 85 % save rate this season.
FREE ESPN PREMIER LEAGUE Prediction Liverpool F.C Vs Brighton & Hove Albion F.C
Liverpool F.C has a very offensive attacking trio along with the best defense in the league and are really impressive so far this season. As far as predictions are concerned, Liverpool are winning the match considering the things mentioned in the preview.
Pick : Liverpool F.C -333