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Liverpool FC vs Brighton & Hove Albion, free match prediction 04 Feb 2021

04 Feb 2021 | 01:45 | Anfield, Liverpool, Anfield
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Liverpool and Brighton are both enjoying good form with Reds looking to climb into 2nd 

  • Liverpool have returned to form by winning last two matches
  • They are in 3rd, a point behind Manchester United and four points off City
  • Brighton are also in good form, with two wins from last three games

Liverpool to win 3-1

  • Tournament: Premier League 2020-2021
  • Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, Anfield

LIVERPOOL FC vs BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION Match Preview & Analysis

Just as Liverpool’s title race appeared to be over, they bounced back with back-to-back victories to boost their chances of catching the two Manchester clubs currently ahead of them.

Having played a game more than Manchester City, and being four points behind them, they will be determined to make up for lost time and pull together a similar string of victories to their rivals.

Against Spurs in particular, as well as West Ham, The Reds were back to their best in front of goal, netting six times and clambering back into the top four in the process.

Brighton have surprised one or two people by putting their foot on the accelerator to put a seven-point gap between themselves and the bottom three. 

Their victory over Spurs, in particular, has been the result of countless good performances not getting the points they deserve. 

This should be an entertaining game, though one which Liverpool are expected to win.

Teams Preview

Liverpool FC Preview

Form Guide (all comps): LDLWW

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Mo Salah is in sparkling form right now

     Have the second-best home record this season

Reasons to be fearful:

     Haven’t won three consecutive league games since the opening three of the season

     Brighton will be full of confidence coming into this

The Reds have rediscovered their spark after ending a run of mixed form with two successive victories in the league.

Their game against Tottenham could have been a potential banana skin for a team which had lost two of their previous three league games, but the way in which Klopp’s men brushed aside the team from North London resembled their fine form from last season.

Liverpool will now have their sights firmly set on the two clubs above them. Manchester United are only a point ahead now, and could drop points in a potentially tricky fixture against Southampton 24 hours earlier.

Catching Manchester City will be a tougher task for sure, with the Sky Blues enjoying one of the best winning streaks of recent years. 

Here, they’ll face a tough Brighton side with high confidence levels. 

Star Man – Mo Salah

Has four goals from his last three games in all competitions, having gone six league fixtures without one.

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Form Guide (all comps): LWWDW

Reasons to be cheerful:

     Three wins from five in all competitions is positive form

     Aiming to keep four consecutive clean sheets for the first time

Reasons to be fearful:

     Haven’t beaten Liverpool in nine meetings

     Liverpool are looking formidable right now

As they often say about London buses, you wait ages without any and then two come along at once.

That’s the case with Brighton, who went close to two months without a victory, before securing two over Leeds and Tottenham in the space of three matches.

Often this season, Brighton have played some good football, only to be let down by not killing the game off with a second or third goal. With their two wins, one goal proved enough and are indeed on for four consecutive clean sheets coming into this one.

Against Liverpool, Brighton will come under huge pressure, particularly early in the game. Though if they can withstand the initial onslaught they may have some luck frustrating the champions.

Star Man – Leandro Trossard

Was brilliant in Brighton’s win over Tottenham, scoring the goal his side deserved.

LIVERPOOL FC vs BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION Winning Prediction

     Liverpool will dominate possession, likely over 65%

     The longer Brighton can hold out, the more their confidence will grow

     Both sides will have chances

This has the potential to be an entertaining game, with both sides coming into it with good form behind them.

Liverpool now have their sights set on the two sides above them, hoping that they have overcome a difficult month of mixed form.

Brighton have eased some of the pressure on their shoulders by securing seven points from their last three games, so could play with some freedom here.

Liverpool to win 3-1

Author: Ross B.