Liverpool vs. Brighton Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 01, 2022 16:00 CET
Liverpool are currently four points behind Brighton after six rounds in the Premier League, which is something no one expected before the season.
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool didn’t start new season the way their fans had hoped. They have achieved only two wins in the Premier League so far. In the last round they played a meager 0:0 against Everton. It’s not much better in the Champions League either, where the debacle in Napoli was experienced in the opening round.
Liverpool entered this season with ambition to win the Premier League. Already, they are eight points behind Manchester City and Tottenham and have a long road ahead of them. Sadio Mane’s departure to Bayern weakened the “Reds” much more than expected and newcomer Darwin Nunez missed a couple of matches due to suspension. Liverpool will have to start a series of wins already in this game, because if City goes to a double-digit plus, it will be almost impossible to catch them.
The international break came at a good moment for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp had time to analyze everything that went wrong. Now it’s time to prove themselves against Brighton and register an easy, stress-free win.
Brighton Team News
A lot has happened in Brighton in just one month. After an impressive start of the season where they collected 13 points in six games, something completely unexpected happened. Their head coach Graham Potter got an offer he couldn’t refuse and took over Chelsea.
Brighton didn’t have much time to react, but they found right replacement. Instead of Potter, Roberto de Zerbi was hired. Previously, he had good results in Italy and Shakhtar Donetsk. Given that primary goal of this club is avoiding relegation, it seems that everything they do in the coming period will be just a bonus. Marc Cucurella, Yves Bissouma and Neal Maupay left Brighton during this summer, but system built by Potter didn’t depend on individuals. Time will tell if De Zerbi will manage to continue developing the club in same way.
Italian expert could not imagine a more difficult place for his debut. They are visiting Liverpool, who are desperate to win. Brighton has nothing to lose in this match and they will play relaxed, with the desire to present themselves in the best way.
Liverpool recorded a win and a draw against Brighton last season. Interestingly, the “Reds” achieved their last triumph against this opponent at “Anfield” in 2019. In last two duels at this stadium, they collected only one point.
Naby Keita is injured and won’t play for Liverpool, while Andy Robertson is questionable. Adam Lallana is out of action for Brighton.
Liverpool vs. Brighton Prediction
Potter departure certainly left a big mark on Brighton. De Zerbi will need time to get used to his new team and visiting Liverpool is not where you learn those kind of things. Home team is desperate to get three points and we expect them to win by at least two goals.
Kick-off Time: Saturday, 01.10.2022, 16:00 CET
Pick: Liverpool -1.5 (AH)