Liverpool at Brighton 1/12/19 - Premier League Picks & Predictions
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Liverpool vs. Brighton
Soccer: 10:00 EST
Jan. 12, 2019
TV: SiriusXM FC
Latest Odds : LIV -1.5 Total: 2.75
Liverpool met a pretty unexpected elimination in the FA Cup against Wolves and have now lost two in a row in all competitions. They will look to get back to winning ways this Saturday though, as they will be hosted by Brighton. Brighton have been really solid lately and could easily cause problems here.
Brighton (7-9-5) are coming into this match after a really great performance on the road against Bournemouth for the FA Cup. Brighton took an early two-goal lead and went on to score once again in the second half to take an easy qualification. Last week they were held to a 2-2 draw on the road against West Ham but Brighton are undefeated in their last four (2-0-2). They are now sitting 13th with 26 points, already 10 ahead of the relegation zone. Brighton have also been great at home (5-2-3), losing just once in the past three months.
Liverpool (17-1-3) looked uninterested in their FA Cup match against Wolves, and that showed from the starting squad. Liverpool temporarily pulled even at the start of the second half but eventually conceded once again to lose by 1-2 and bow out. Prior to that they met a tough 1-2 loss on the road against Manchester City, which was their first loss of the season. Even so, Liverpool are still leading the Premier League with 54 points, four ahead of Manchester City. They also have the 2nd best away record in the league (8-1-2), conceding just 7 goals in the process.
Free Betting Pick: Over 2.75 Goals (-115)
Liverpool won by a slim 0-1 at home when the two teams met earlier in the season, and have now won all five matches against Brighton over the years. I expect Brighton to score at least once against an injury-depleted Liverpool back-line, so I will take the Over 2.75 Goals here.