With a league loss to Manchester City and an FA Cup loss to Wolves, Jurgen Klopp will be demanding his team get things back on track away this weekend when they face Brighton. It is hardly a crisis however what could have been a 10-point lead in the league had they have got the result against City is now just four-points. Form Labs bring you their betting preview and tips for the game and don’t forget to take advantage of more value with our comprehensive selection of enhanced odds for the Premier league.
Liverpool’s Position Under Threat
Liverpool’s imperious position at the turn of the year looks less secure now following consecutive 2-1 defeats on the road at City and then Wolves in the FA Cup. They can ill afford to take their foot off the gas with the reigning champions just four points behind, while the addition of Dejan Lovren to the treatment room leaves Jurgen Klopp with a whole to fill next to Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the defence.
That could pose a problem as despite the plaudits received by their backline, the Reds have conceded in over half their road trips in the league this term, while across all competitions they’ve shut the opposition out in just a third of their 15 away fixtures.
Brighton Competitive Against Big Six
Brighton are W1-D1-L4 against ‘Big Six’ sides this term, though only one of those losses came by more than a single strike as they went down 2-0 at the Etihad. They conceded just once in defeat at Anfield, while they’re a more than respectable W3-D2-L2 hosting such teams since March – with both defeats finishing 2-1 as they netted in all seven of those games at the Amex.
Liverpool have shown they can be vulnerable on the road, where five of their six losses across all competitions have come this season, and so both teams to score appears a solid proposition given the visitor’s problems at centre-back.
Brighton v Liverpool Betting Tips
Although Chris Hughton’s men can grab themselves a goal, it’s likely to be a consolation as we expect the pretenders to the throne to show a champions’ resolve and take maximum points.
However, Brighton have only twice conceded more than two goals across their 29 home fixtures since promotion, while the most they’ve conceded in a single game across their last 17 there is two.
Given the Seagulls have netted exactly once in seven of their last eight in front of their own fans, while Liverpool should enjoy the benefit of fresh legs after Klopp made nine changes to the starting XI against Wolves, the visitors could be on the right end of a 2-1 scoreline at the third time of asking.
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