Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool Match Analysis & Prediction
14/01/2023 6:00 pm
Looking to leapfrog their revered visitors in the Premier League table, Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Liverpool to the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
While the Seagulls beat Middlesbrough 5-1 to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup last time out, Liverpool were forced to accept a replay after drawing 2-2 with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Prior to their trip to Middlesbrough, Brighton claimed a 4-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League last Tuesday, remaining within touching distance of the continental spots as they sit eighth in the standings.
Tottenham Hospur, who have played a game more, still hold a six-point lead over Brighton in fifth place, but a victory for Robert De Zerbi’s side at home would be enough to break into the top seven over Liverpool.
Each of Brighton’s last seven Premier League matches have seen both teams score, and their only league win at the Amex since October was that 4-1 victory over Chelsea, but Liverpool are not exactly the force that they once were.
Sixth-placed Liverpool cannot usurp Tottenham no matter what transpired this weekend, and they are now behind Fulham – who have played two games more – by three points.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have also scored and conceded in each of their last six matches across all competitions, but they have claimed just two Premier League wins away from home all season.
Leandro Trossard made the headlines for the right reasons as his hat-trick allowed Brighton to come away from Anfield with a 3-3 draw earlier this season, but Liverpool have not lost in their previous 10 visits to the South Coast side, including a 2-0 victory at the Amex in March.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Liverpool Head to head
In the previous 21 meetings between these two sides, Brighton have claimed two victories while Liverpool have won 13, and they have drawn in six. Liverpool have scored 51 goals and conceded 23 in the process.
28/11/2020Brighton & Hove Albion1Liverpool1Premier League
03/02/2021Liverpool0Brighton & Hove Albion1Premier League
30/10/2021Liverpool2Brighton & Hove Albion2Premier League
12/03/2022Brighton & Hove Albion0Liverpool2Premier League
01/10/2022Liverpool3Brighton & Hove Albion3Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion Team News
Jakub Moder is the only guaranteed absentee for Brighton, as the midfielder targets a return from a knee injury next month, while Lewis Dunk was rested for Adam Webster in the FA Cup.
Mac Allister’s return in the final third means that Adam Lallana may have to settle on the bench, while Evan Ferguson should again start up front.
Brighton & Hove Albion's Last 5 Matches
21/12/2022Charlton Athletic(P)0Brighton & Hove Albion0EFL Cup
26/12/2022Southampton1Brighton & Hove Albion3Premier League
31/12/2022Brighton & Hove Albion2Arsenal4Premier League
03/01/2023Everton1Brighton & Hove Albion4Premier League
07/01/2023Middlesbrough1Brighton & Hove Albion5FA Cup
Liverpool Team News
Diogo Jota, Arthur, Luis Diaz and Virgil van Dijk are remain out of contention for Liverpool, but Roberto Firmino and James Milner should be fit enough to apply for spots in the side.
Cody Gakpo is set to make his Premier League debut from the start here, while Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip will pair up in the absence of Van Dijk.
Liverpool's Last 5 Matches
22/12/2022Manchester City3Liverpool2EFL Cup
26/12/2022Aston Villa1Liverpool3Premier League
30/12/2022Liverpool2Leicester City1Premier League
07/01/2023Liverpool2Wolverhampton Wanderers2FA Cup
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