The match between Brighton and Liverpool definitely promises to be one that merits further examination. Liverpool have been dominating English football with ease and confidence. Many would think that this is a chance occurrence, but the realities are much tougher here. It’s not. Liverpool has been able to outpace the majority of teams out there and its upcoming game with Brighton today may not be much of a difference indeed.
Checking Out Liverpool and Brighton
And so! Liverpool and Brighton met almost three dozen times so far! This means that the teams are well-poised to make a splash yet again! In 28 games the pair have met each other, 15 have gone in the way of Liverpool. Is this a matter of superior class? Probably, but who is to say that Brighton won’t overcome the challenges from Brighton today and manage to tackle them and stop their march through the English Premier League.
Big World Sports will be watching this match all hopeful that this will indeed come to pass! And yet, Liverpool are the better team and they have been dispatching teams to the bottom of the EPL.
Liverpool 4 (Salah, Lovren, Solanke, Robertson) Brighton 0, Premier League, May 2018
Brighton 1 (Glen Murray) Liverpool 5 (Can, Firminio 2, Coutinho, Dunk OG), Premier League, December 2017
Liverpool 6 (krtel, Bridcutt OG, Carroll, Gerrard, Dunk OG, Suárez), FA Cup, Feburary 2012
Brighton & Hove Albion: LW
Liverpool to win: 1/7
Brighton & Hove Albion to win: 16/1
Liverpool 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 1
The Teams and the Event
Looking at the teams’ players, they all seem well-poised to make a difference in the long-term. A win for Brighton is important whereas Liverpool also needs to pursue a victory to stay ahead of Man City and contest them for the final title.
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Last season Liverpool 4 Brighton 0
Referee Chris Kavanagh
This season G1 Y3 R0 3 cards/game
Odds H 1-6 A 22-1 D 8-1
Subs from Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Fabinho, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Solanke, Jones, Camacho, Phillips
Injured Lovren (stomach, Sept), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, May)
Discipline Y2 R0
Leading scorer Mané 3
Subs from Steele, Button, White, Kayal, Bissouma, Locadia, Jahanbakhsh, Suttner, Towell, Dreyer
Injured Andone (groin, 1 Sept), Bruno (hamstring, 1 Sept), Izquierdo (knee, 1 Sept), Dunk (ankle, Sept)
Discipline Y3 R0
Leading scorers Duffy, Gross, Murray 1
Looking at the Odds
Apparently, the odds favor Liverpool heavily. They were last season’s winners, dominating the league with a few dozen-points differences between themselves and the upper-end of competitors. It was an intense competition that merits further investigation.
Still, this season is not shaping up much differently, or is it? Liverpool and Manchester City are still on the top. Manchester United and Arsenal are middling, with Arsenal being threatened from falling at the bottom of the rankings, which is definitely not ideal for anyone involved, not least for the team’s own fans/footballers or even the new manager.
Liverpool is prepping for the upcoming tonight. Brighton have the uneasy task to stop the onslaught of Liverpool. Will they be successful, though? Nobody can really know what will happen next, although hoping goes that Brighton will put a dent in Liverpool’s perfect game so far.