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What news of London? All good if you’re a Liverpool fan, as Brighton head to Anfield in the English Premier League on Wednesday night.
The Reds’ bid to retain their EPL title was in increasingly dire straits thanks to a run of five games without a win since hammering Crystal Palace 7-0 south of the river Thames back in December.
But Jurgen Klopp’s men have launched a double raid on the Smoke in the last week, roaring back up north with a brace of 3-1 victories in the back yards of Tottenham and West Ham.
A sigh of relief on Merseyside has been accompanied by a return to third in the table going into the midweek round, keeping the pressure on both Manchester clubs at the top of the pile.
Sadio Mane, Joel Matip and Fabinho are all set to miss out against the Seagulls, joining long-term casualties Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Diogo Jota in the treatment room.
Naby Keita is on his way back from injury but is unlikely, along with the venerable James Milner, to feature from the start here amid a hectic run of games.
Brighton have added some much-needed buoyancy to their battle against the drop back to the Championship in recent weeks.
The Seagulls are just a single place above the relegation zone but have lost just once in five fixtures since the turn of the year, away to Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Graham Potter’s side have even won two of their last three, first against a dangerous Leeds side and then outwitting Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham to snatch a rare win at the Amex Stadium at the weekend.
Potter may well keep faith with the same starting side on Merseyside, although Adam Lallana will be itching for a game against his former club.
A lengthy injury list sees Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Florin Andone, Tariq Lamptey and Danny Welbeck all ruled out, with Jose Izquierdo at least edging closer to a return.
Liverpool vs Brighton: By the numbers
- Coming into this game, Liverpool has picked up 5 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 1 of those games. Liverpool has scored 3 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Liverpool recently, with the side failing to score in 4 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- Just 1 of the last 5 games for Liverpool has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 1 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 12/20 games for Liverpool this season.
- Coming into this game, Brighton & Hove Albion has picked up 5 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 1 of those games. Brighton & Hove Albion has scored 4 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Brighton & Hove Albion has put together a good run of form and has now gone 2 games without defeat.
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Brighton & Hove Albion recently, with the side failing to score in 3 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- Just 1 of the last 5 games for Brighton & Hove Albion has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 1 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 12/20 games for Brighton & Hove Albion this season.
Stats source: footystats.org
Liverpool vs Brighton: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Liverpool vs Brighton: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Thiago, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino.
Probable Brighton Starting XI: Robert Sanchez, Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Leandro Trossard, Neal Maupay.