EPL Liverpool Vs Brighton & Hove Albion Preview, Insights & Selections
November 30, 2019
Liverpool are flying at the top of the table and get the chance to take one step closer to claiming the title here when they face Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Reds have not been defeated in season 2019/20; recording twelve impressive wins and drawing on only one occasion. A late goal from Palace’s Wilfried Zaha was almost immediately cancelled out by an 85th-minute strike from Roberto Firmino last week.
Having signed a contract extension in the week head coach Graham Potter is striving to return Brighton & Hove Albion to winning ways after back-to-back defeats by Manchester United and Leicester.
Liverpool must make do without the services of Fabinho until the new year, after the midfielder sustained ankle ligament damage during the Reds’ 1-1 UEFA Champions League draw with Napoli in midweek.
Naby Keita, who missed the Napoli match through illness, is available for selection but Joel Matip is ruled out and awaiting results of a knee scan.
Did you know?
Liverpool have won their last 13 Premier League matches at Anfield, their longest such run in the competition. The Reds did, however, enjoy their best ever run of 21 consecutive top-flight home victories between January and December 1972.
Brighton aim to end a run of seven successive defeats in all competitions to Liverpool, during which they have conceded 22 goals and scored just five.
Sadio Mane has scored 17 goals in his last 16 Premier League outings at Anfield. Indeed, since the start of last season his total of 22 goals at home is more than any other player in the Premier League.
Since a 3-0 victory at Watford on the opening weekend, Brighton have not won in their five subsequent Premier League away matches (L4), losing each of their last three. The Seagulls last lost four in a row on the road between May and August 2018, the fourth match of which was at Liverpool.
- The ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ market has hit in each of Liverpool’s last six EPL home matches.
- The ‘Goal in Both Halves’ market has hit in each of Liverpool’s last eight EPL home matches.
- Liverpool has trailed 1-0 at half-time in three of its last four EPL matches as a favourite.
- Sadio Mané has been Liverpool’s first goal-scorer in each of its last three EPL Saturday day home matches.
- Mohamed Salah has been the last goal-scorer in each of Liverpool’s last two EPL matches against Brighton.
Liverpool will extend their winning run but it will be closer than some may think.