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Liverpool vs Brighton Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | PL

Liverpool vs Brighton Preview

Liverpool vs Brighton will take place in the Premier League on March 31 as the second-placed Reds will host eighth-placed Seagulls at Anfield.

The hosts will enter this game on the back of a decent run of form. With just one defeat in their last seven games, Liverpool are well-placed ahead of their next game. In that span, they also recorded five wins and a draw. Their last game was a disappointing 4-3 loss to Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup which saw them crash out. Now, the Reds will look to bring their focus back to the title race and will look to win their next one.

The visitors, on the other hand, will enter this game on the back of an inconsistent run of form. They lost three games on the bounce, before recording two successive wins in their last two outings as the team struggles for form. What’s even more peculiar that Brighton conceded eight goals without reply in their defeats, but scored 2 without reply in their wins. They secured a morale-boosting 1-0 win over AS Roma in their last game but were still knocked out of the Europa League after a 4-1 aggregate loss.

That said, let’s take a look at the team news coming out of both camps.

Liverpool vs Brighton Team News


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Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold. (Getty Images)

Manager Jurgen Klopp will be without several key players ahead of this game as the Reds’ injury list shows no sign of shortening. Long-term absentees Joel Matip, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, and Trent Alexander-Arnold are definitely out for the next game.

Meanwhile, Alisson, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, and Darwin Nunez all suffered minor injuries just before the international break. Alisson and Nunez should make the cut to face Brighton but Konate and Jones could be out for another week. Youngsters Stefan Bajcetic and Conor Bradley should also resume training with the main group in the coming days.


Manager Roberto De Zerbi, too, will miss a few key players ahead of the Seagulls’ trip to Liverpool. Long-term absentees Kaoru Mitoma and Solly March will miss out, with no fixed return date yet mentioned for them. Forward Joao Pedro missed their last game and could be assessed late before their next one to decide whether to include him.

Liverpool vs Brighton Predicted Lineups


Klopp could see Alisson return between the sticks, but no other changes will be made to the lineup.

Predicted XI: Alisson (GK); Joe Gomez, Jarell Quansah, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Alexis Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai; Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz.

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De Zerbi will stick with the lineup from his last game as well.

Predicted XI: Bart Verbruggen (GK); Tariq Lamptey, Jan Paul van Hecke, Lewis Dunk (C), Pervis Estupinan; Billy Gilmour, Pascal Gross; Simon Adingra, Adam Lallana, Julio Enciso; Danny Welbeck.

Liverpool vs Brighton Head-to-Head Record

Brighton are somewhat of a bogey team for Liverpool, with recent history backing this claim. The Seagulls have won three of the last six meetings between these two teams, with Liverpool winning just once and the team sharing two draws as well.

Last 6 Games

  • Brighton 2-2 Liverpool (10/23)
  • Brighton 2-1 Liverpool (01/23)
  • Brighton 3-0 Liverpool (01/23)
  • Liverpool 3-3 Brighton (10/22)
  • Brighton 0-2 Liverpool (03/22)
  • Liverpool 2-2 Brighton (10/21)
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Brighton earned a late 2-2 draw against Liverpool last time. (Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Brighton Prediction

Seeing the high-scoring nature of this fixture in the past, the next one is also likely to go down the same path. Liverpool have several injury concerns to deal with but are still putting in spirited performances week in, and week out. Plus, they are a different beast to face at Anfield.

However, Brighton will draw confidence from being unbeaten at Anfield since November 2019. They could sneak a point if they are at their absolute best.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-2 Brighton.

Liverpool vs Brighton Betting Tips & Odds

Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings between these two clubs. Five of those six games have also seen at least three goals being scored, highlighting the free-scoring nature of matches between the two.

The Reds have seen both teams score in three of their last five games, while the same has not happened in any of Brighton’s last five. However, their record at Anfield will give them confidence.

Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score – Yes: 1.58
  • Match Total – Over 3.5 Goals: 1.99
  • Double Chance – Brighton or Draw: 3.10

Match Odds

  • Liverpool Win: 1.40
  • Draw: 5.40
  • Brighton Win: 7.20

Liverpool vs Brighton Timings & Telecast

  • Date & Time: Sunday, March 31st at 2:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Star Sports Network, Hotstar & Website.
  • UK: Sky Sports.
  • US: Peacock Premium.

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