Brighton host Liverpool in a key contest at the AMEX Stadium and Chris Hughton’s men will look to get the 2019 round of home games with a positive result. Brighton remain in the bottom half of the table but they continue to remain as an impressive unit. Meanwhile, Liverpool have seen their lead at the top of the table cut down to just four points and the title race is certainly back on. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brighton were able to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup with a little comfort after a 3-1 success over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. This was the second win in the last three matches for the Seagulls.
Liverpool lost back-to-back away matches and the latest loss came against Wolves in the FA Cup. The 2-1 result comes just a few days after the loss against Manchester City in the league.
The reverse fixture between Liverpool and Brighton witnessed a 1-0 win for the Reds at Anfield. Liverpool’s last trip to the AMEX Stadium produced a 5-1 victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton have been able to pick up some impressive results at the AMEX Stadium. They are unlikely to relinquish the possibility of a strong start to the home matches in 2019, as Brighton are playing at this ground for the first time since the turn of the year. Liverpool will have plenty of doubts creeping into the team after back-to-back away defeats. The Reds have not functioned well when it comes to away matches this season and the losses against Manchester City and Wolves have come at a bad time. Brighton have been a significant force at home and our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton win odds: 9.00
Liverpool win odds: 1.30
Correct Score odds
Liverpool have been one of the top scorers in the division while being very miserly at the back. The form of Virgil van Dijk has been exceptional, but few defensive absentees like Dejan Lovren can hurt Liverpool in this match – especially due to Brighton’s prowess at set pieces. The Seagulls do not give away much and our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Liverpool have been involved in a string of high-scoring matches, but this game could be a tight and decisive one for both clubs. Brighton are tough to beat at home while Liverpool have been finding it difficult to get their momentum on the road. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mohamed Salah has been able to go through a string of goals against Brighton and he has opened the scoring when Liverpool have faced the Seagulls in the last two meetings. Salah will not be keen to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane run away with the Golden Boot title. The Egyptian remains in the frame with 13 goals. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Mohamed Salah.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mohamed Salah at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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