The Seagulls from Brighton are sitting comfortably in 13th place, 8 points above the relegation zone and will welcome league leaders Liverpool on Saturday. They won their FA cup meeting against Bournemouth and are through to the next round of the competition. The Reds from Merseyside, lost their FA cup game against Wolverhampton on Monday and will concentrate on the Premier League, which they have not won since its establishment in 1992. They sold Dominik Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne during the week to Bournemouth and Southampton.
Brighton vs Liverpool Head to Head
|Actual as of 08.01.2019||Last game||H2H games||Last 5 home/away games|
|Brighton||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 5 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 2 W|
|Liverpool||Win||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 D||2 W/ 0 D/ 0D|
Worth mentioning: Liverpool hold a perfect record (5 out of 5) in their meetings with Brighton in the new century. Four of the games produced over 2,5 goals, while three saw both sides scoring, and the goal difference in those meetings stands at 3:18, with the Seagulls never scoring more than once. The two games played at The Falmer Stadium saw the home side scoring, but eventually going down. Both games ended in both teams finding the net and over 2,5 goals.
Last game between the teams: 28.02.2018 Liverpool – Brighton 1:0; Mohamed Salah 23’
Last game at this venue: 02.12.2017 Brighton – Liverpool 1:5; Glenn Murray 51’ (penalty); Emre Can 30’, Roberto Firmino 31’, 48’, Philippe Coutinho 87’, Lewis Dunk 89’ (own goal)
Brighton vs Liverpool Stats
|Actual as of 08.01.2019||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 home/away games|
|Brighton||Win||4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Liverpool||Loss||8 W/ 0 D/ 2 L||3 W/ 0 D/ 2 L|
Worth mentioning: Brighton are on a positive run of 4 games unbeaten across all competitions. They have not conceded more than 2 goals since the beginning of November (3-1 at Everton). Seven of their last ten games saw both teams scoring, while just in half of them were scored over 2,5 goals. For the first time this season Liverpool lost two games in a row, and they will be determined to get back on winning ways, after previously going on a 8 game winning run. They have not kept a clean sheet in their last three outings.
Last game Brighton: 05.01.2019 Bournemouth – Brighton 1:3; Marc Pugh 55’; Anthony Knockaert 31’, Yves Bissouma 34’, Florin Andone 64’
Last game Liverpool: 07.01 2019 Wolverhampton – Liverpool 2:1; Raul Jimenez 38’, Ruben Neves 55’; Divock Origi 51’
Top performers Brighton: Glenn Murray 8 goals, Shane Duffy 4 goals, 1 assist, Florin Andone 2 goals.
Top performers Liverpool: Mohamed Salah 13 goals 7 assists, Roberto Firmino 8 goals and 3 assists, Sadio Mane 8 goals and 1 assist.
Brighton vs Liverpool News
Missing players Brighton: Bernardo, Matthew Ryan, Jose Izquierdo, Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Missing players Liverpool: Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rhian Brewster
Brighton vs Liverpool Predictions
Liverpool to win
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals