In our today match predictions we are heading to the American Express Community Stadium,
where Brighton & Hove Albion hosts Liverpool in a game from the 22th round of the English
Premier League. Let’s take a look.
At this moment Brighton & Hove Albion are 13th in the league standings with 26 points won. Their
record in the league shows 7 wins, 5 draws and 9 defeats. Right now Chris Hughton’s team is 10
points ahead of the 18th Southampton and the relegation zone, which gives the Seagulls some
calmness at this point of the season. Remember that their main goal is to survive and avoid
relegation to the Championship. So far they are doing a pretty good job.
What’s Brighton & Hove Albion’s current form? Let’s take a look. In their last five games Brighton &
Hove won only once – against Everton, thanks to a goal from Jurgen Locadia. They also made two
draws against Arsenal and West Ham United, and suffered defeats against Chelsea and AFC
In their last fixture Hughton’s boys made a third consecutive game without a loss, doing a 2-2 draw
against West Ham United at the London Stadium. The game went in a brilliant way for Brighton &
Hove, who enjoyed a two goal lead thanks to the strikes of Dale Stephens and Shane Duffy. But for
just two minutes of time, West Ham equalized with two goals from the Austrian striker Marko
Arnautovic in David Button’s net.
Glenn Murray is Brighton & Hove’s key striker since the start of the season. Despite of being
already 35-years old, Murray does not stop showing his skills. The former Crystal Palace forward
have scored 8 goals in the Premier League since the beginning of the campaign, being the team’s
top scorer. He’s a great example to the Romanian striker Florin Andone, who have scored just 2
goals since the start of the campaign.
Liverpool are leaders in the Premier League with 54 points won so far and a 4 point lead in front of
the current champion Manchester City. The Reds are fighting for their first title since the creation of
the Premier League and their first title since 1990. Until recently Liverpool were the only team
without a loss in the league, but their unbeaten run came to an end during the 1-2 loss against
Manchester City at the Etihad. Roberto Firmino scored for Liverpool after an assist from Andrew
Robertson, but the Cityzens claimed the win with goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.
It’s an interesting fact that during the week Liverpool conceded a second consecutive loss, this
time saying a “goodbye” to the FA Cup. Jurgen Klopp made a lot of changes in his starting line-up
against Wolverhampton Wanderers, which led to a 1-2 defeat for his team. Divock Origi scored
Liverpool’s only goal in the game, but Wolves clinched the win with goals from Raul Jimenez and
Ruben Neves. It’s safe to say in our today match predictions that Klopp’s plans for this game didn’t
work out very well. Maybe now he regrets about putting such a team against Wolverhampton at the
The FA Cup is a very important competition for all English clubs, so it was a little bit surprising to
see Klopp’s approach to this fixture. But on the other hand, maybe it means that the German
manager have decided to give his all in the Premier League and the Champions League. It makes
sense, especially if you saw the way his team performed at the Molineux.
There’s no doubt that Liverpool will want to bounce back after the two defeats in the previous two
games, especially the one against Manchester City. This means that we shall see a very motivated
and very fired up Liverpool squad against Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express
Liverpool have some concerns before the visit to Brighton. The latest player to join his injured
teammates is the Croatian central defender Dejan Lovren, who most probably will miss the next
game because of an injury. Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez also remain
sidelined for the Reds. Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson are also having some trouble lately,
so we shall wait and see what their condition is in the next few days.
On the other hand Brighton & Hove Albion’s manager Chris Hughton can’t use the Colombian
forward Jose Izquierdo, who remains sidelined with an injury for the home side.
This season these two teams already met once in August, when Liverpool enjoyed a tough, but
important 1-0 win at the Anfield. The only goal in the game was scored by the Egyptian superstar
Mohamed Salah, who scored after an assist from Roberto Firmino in the first half of the game.
The last time when Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool met at the American Express Community
Stadium, things didn’t end very well for the home side. This happened in December 2017, when
Liverpool enjoyed a very comfortable 5-1 win. Roberto Firmino scored a brace for the Reds, while
Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho also added goals for Liverpool. Brighton & Hove’s Lewis Dunk
scored himself an own goal, while Brighton & Hove’s only goal in the game was scored by Glenn
Murray from a penalty kick in the 51th minute.
These are our today match predictions for the Premier League fixture between Brighton & Hove
Albion and Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. We are sure that it won’t be an easy game for
Liverpool, because Brighton & Hove are unbeaten in their last three games in the league. This
means that Chris Hughton’s team is in a good place right now, being hard to beat. But on the other
hand, Liverpool can’t allow themselves to lose points in a second consecutive game in the Premier
League. They will have a very difficult fight with Manchester City for the gold medals, so games like
this one are a must-win for Klopp’s boys. The visit to Manchester City didn’t go well for Liverpool,
but now they have a chance to redeem themselves.
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