Key Stat: Liverpool have won each of the last five meetings with Brighton, including scoring nine goals in the two fixtures last season.
Expert Verdict: Brighton and Hove Albion stunned below-par Manchester United last weekend, but in-form Liverpool represent an entirely different challenge. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will look to make Anfield a fortress this season and nothing else but a win will do for Liverpool on Saturday.
Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Prediction & Betting Tips
Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Head-to-Head Stats
Liverpool scored nine goals against Brighton last season, as they stretched their current winning run in this fixture to five games and seven unbeaten. Brighton have won just four of their previous 27 matches against Liverpool, with the Reds winning 15. Last season, Roberto Firmino scored twice in a 5-1 Liverpool win at the AMEX – Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho and a Lewis Dunk own goal the other scorers, and Glenn Murray netting the hosts’ consolation. Mo Salah, Dejan Lovren, Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson then all scored in a 4-0 win at Anfield in the return fixture.
LFC vs BHAFC Betting Tips
Liverpool won this exact fixture 4-0 at the end of last season and, after impressing against West Ham in their first home game of the season, they will be hoping for similar this time out.
Brighton may have beaten Manchester United last time out, but that was a below-par, out-of-sorts United team.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are bang in form and – after a summer of big investment in the playing squad – Jurgen Klopp’s side look dangerously good.
Sadio Mane in particular has already impressed, with three goals in two games, and Roberto Firmino will be hopeful of opening his account for the season sooner rather than later.
Brighton proved with their win against United they should not be written off, but this is a very different challenge before Chris Hughton’s men.
Liverpool scored nine goals against Brighton last season and, after six unanswered goals in two games so far, expect more this time out.
Brighton vs Liverpool Recommended bets with odds
Liverpool are huge odds-on favourites to beat Brighton, with Bet365 and Betway offering 1/6 – and that is a generous price compared to some others on the market.
Goals are expected, particularly given the nine Liverpool scored in two games against Brighton last season. Over 2.5 goals will return a best price of 4/9 with Ladbrokes and Betfair.
Over 3.5 goals is tempting, however, with Betfair and Paddy Power offering 11/10. There were over 3.5 goals in both games between these two last season, and in Liverpool’s most recent match at Anfield too.
Mohamed Salah is a best price of 8/15 to score at any time against Brighton with 888sport, while Sadio Mane – who has scored three times in two games – can be backed at 6/5 with Ladbrokes to score at any time again.
Roberto Firmino is looking for his first of the season, meanwhile, and the Brazilian is 13/11 with 888sport to get it.
Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion Prediction
Liverpool have enjoyed a fine start to the new season and, regardless of Brighton’s performance against Man United last time out, the Reds are expected to get a big, high-scoring win at Anfield.