Brighton Hope to Build on Win at Home Against Champions

    Brighton vs Liverpool Preview 28/11/2020

    27 Nov 2020 | Premier League | Preview
    Brighton Hope to Build on Win at Home Against Champions
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    The second match of the weekend in the English Premier League takes place on Saturday lunch time as Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Liverpool to the American Express Community Stadium. The hosts begin the weekend in 16th place on 9 points while the visitors are in second place on 20 points.

    Brighton come into this game having picked up a good 2-1 victory at Aston Villa last week. They opened the scoring after only 12 minutes and despite conceding an equaliser found the winning goal in the 11th minute of the second half. It was the first win for Brighton in 8 games in all competitions. You must go back to the victory over Preston North End away from home in the League Cup on the 23rd of September to find their previous win.

    Trends show Brighton have won only one of their last 7 Premier League matches. They have lost 3 and drawn 3 of those 7 games and have failed to win a single home match in the Premier League this season. Brighton have played 4 home Premier League games and picked up just 2 points. Including Premier League matches from last season, Brighton have won only one of their last 13 home league games.

    Brighton have been defeated by 2 or more goals in 5 of their 10 most recent home games in all competitions. They have kept just 2 clean sheets in their last 13 home Premier League matches.

    Liverpool travel south having lost 2-0 at home against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night. It was a disappointing performance and result against a team they defeated comfortably away from home in the same competition just a few weeks ago. It was also the first time Liverpool have lost at home inside 90 minutes since September 2018.

    It was Liverpool’s first defeat in 9 games in all competitions. They are currently on a run of 5 matches without defeat in the Premier League including victories at home over Sheffield United, West Ham United, and Leicester City. However, Liverpool have failed to win in their last 3 attempts away from home in the Premier League, losing at Aston Villa and drawing against Everton and Manchester City.

    Trends show Liverpool have defeated Brighton by 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 7 meetings in all competitions. Liverpool have also scored 2 or more goals in 4 of their last 5 away games.

    Team news and Brighton will be without the suspended wing-back Tariq Lamptey. Alexis Mac Allister and Florin Andone are out while there are doubts over the fitness of Solly March and Adam Lallana.

    Liverpool continue without the injured Virgil Van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Thiago Alcantara, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Naby Keita are doubts.

    Both teams have key players missing for this game but Liverpool continue to have their four attacking players available, which could prove crucial. The Liverpool attack could have too much for the Brighton defence to handle and we expect to see the away team take maximum points and win by at least 2 goals.

    Predictions for Premier League

    Home team - Away team Tip
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    Aston VillaNewcastle United
    23/01/2021 20:00
    1
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    Newcastle UnitedLeeds United
    26/01/2021 18:00
    1
    flag_1 EPL
    Crystal PalaceWest Ham
    26/01/2021 18:00
    2
    flag_1 EPL
    West BromwichManchester City
    26/01/2021 20:15
    2

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