Betting tips for Brighton VS Liverpool 12.01.2019
Brighton and Liverpool meet face-to-face this Saturday at American Express Community Stadium in a challenge for the 22nd round of the Premier League. Brighton arrive here confining after going through four consecutive games without losing, and will try to take advantage of their good home moment to be causing problems to the championship leader. On the other side is a Liverpool side who have suffered two straight defeats, championship and FA Cup, for the first time since May last year.
Brighton ranked 13th with 26 points, 7 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, with 24 goals scored and 29 goals conceded. After three consecutive defeats, Brighton found their momentum and avoided a draw in the last four matches, drawing 1-1 at Arsenal FC to win Everton's 1-0 win at West Ham. 2-2), and beating Bournemouth (1-3), the latter for the FA Cup. The team have made a positive campaign throughout this season in the Premier League, being already with 10 points above the water line, a distance already considered safe.
At home it is where the Seaguls have better results, since in 10 games played for the English league the team lost only 2, winning 5, with 15 goals scored and 11 goals conceded. Noting that those only two defeats came at the hands of Tottenham and Chelsea, both by 1-2, and recently the team tied here with Arsenal and won Everton. Mat Ryan and Alireza Jahanbakhsh are out for their respective teams in the Asian Cup, while José Izquierdo is out for injury.
Liverpool, in turn, is in 1st place with 54 points, with 17 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, with 49 goals scored and 10 goals conceded. After 9 consecutive victories, they had beaten Manchester United (3-1), Wolverhampton (0-2), Newcastle (4-0) and Arsenal (5-1) most recently, the Reds were to concede the first defeat of the championship on the ground of rival Manchester City (2-1), thus seeing the safety distance at the top of the table reduced to 4 points. Following the defeat at Citizens' hands, the team lost on Wolverhampton ground for the FA Cup, the first time they have lost two consecutive matches in all competitions since May 2018. However, it should be noted that since Jurgen Klopp took command of the group of Merseyside that this does not lose two consecutive for the English championship.
Of the 11 Premier League away games, Liverpool were the winners in 8 of them, losing only 1, scoring 22 goals and 7 goals conceded. The Reds are the second team with more goals scored in the competition, with Salah in the spotlight with the 3rd best scorer, and are still the team with the fewest goals conceded. For this game, Klopp is conditioned on the options in the center of the defense, with Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all injured, with Fabinho expected to pair with Virgil van Dijk. With the Brazilian going down to the center of defense, Naby Keita and James Milner will play 3rd in the midfield. Losing points here is not acceptable to the Reds, or they may lose all the security they have at the top of the table.
Brighton have been doing well at home this season and have already faced good championship teams. However, after two consecutive defeats, Jurgen Klopp will demand an immediate response, and the team has the quality to succeed here, although some difficulties are expected. Being a team that, regardless of the result, never stops looking for the goal, a Liverpool is expected to enter all the gas, aiming to target the goal from start to finish.