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LIVERPOOL V BRIGHTON MATCH/BETTING PREVIEW

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Brighton go in search of their first win over Liverpool since 1984 here but with the title-chasing Reds in red-hot form at the moment, that could prove a tad elusive in Merseyside.

Premier League 2019/2020 season
Date: Saturday 30th, November
Venue: Anfield
Kick-off: 15:00 UK time
TV Channel: Sky Sports

Liverpool will want to solidify their position at the apex of the league standings with another victory, and this could prove a lot more easier than the scrappy win at Crystal Palace last weekend.

In midweek when they faced Napoli, Jurgen Klopp’s charges recovered well from a Dries Mertens goal to draw 1-1 thanks to a Dejan Lovren’s header, and thus remain on track to Champions League knockout qualification. With the games certain to come thick and thin during the festive December period, this game presents a perfect opportunity for them to maintain their eight-point gap to second-placed Leicester and nice to Manchester City.

Only Manchester United have managed to escape defeat versus Liverpool in the topflight so far, and Brighton will have their work cut out in trying to stem their effervescence.

For the Seagulls, there can be little shame in losing to Manchester United and Leicester City but defeats such like the one to Southampton and lately Aston Villa suggests they can be susceptible to hitting lowly heights, and Garry Potter will have a lot of task to do here.

Moreover, they have not fared particularly well when squaring up against the Reds, and you will have to go as far back as 1982 to the last time they managed a league victory over their opposition.

Team news

Liverpool

Alongside Naby Keita, Fabinho is a doubt to feature here after suffering an ankle injury in the draw with Napoli.

Mohammed Salah is expected to come into the side after starring against their Italian opponents in midweek. Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip are still listed as out.

Brighton

José Izquierdo remains a long term absentee for Potter, but he can welcome back skipper Lewis Dunk from suspension, which is a big boost.

Head to head

Liverpool have a marquee 17 wins in 29 matches against Brighton in all tournaments, and have won all of the last seven meetings between them. Brighton have won only on four occasions and have shared spoils eight times.

Match stats

Liverpool have scored at least twice in 20 of their last 22 league games.

Brighton have won just two of their last seventeen away league games.

Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in seven of their last eight home matches in the Premier League.

Brighton have conceded 28 goals in their last nine matches against Liverpool in all competitions.

Team form

Liverpool have looked unplayable most times this season in the division and have won 12 of their 13 league games so far. Liverpool’s last five matches in all competitions (WWWWD)

For Brighton, two consecutive losses has taken the winds out of their sails and it appears even tougher for the Seagulls here, with Liverpool seemingly unstoppable. Brighton’s last five matches in all competitions (LWWLL)

Betting preview

Liverpool are overwhelming favourites for this one, and their low price to win explains it. That said, a cursory glance at the goalscorer market shows Roberto Firmino to score anytime is priced at 13/10. The Brazilian was on the scoresheet at Selhurst Park, and it looks a decent punt to have another go at him finding the net again here.

Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full
time in seven of their last eight home matches in the Premier League and that could suffice from this game again, as the hosts will be eager to play on the front foot for much of the encounter. That is priced up at 3/4.

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