Brighton are all set to take on Liverpool in their Premier League match 8 of the 2023–24 season on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the prestigious Falmer Stadium. Even though Liverpool always holds the upper hand in this rivalry, there is something fascinating about this match that keeps the fans glued to their screens in the hopes of witnessing something special.
The home team, Brighton and Hove Albion, are looking like a very strong team this season as well. In the past few years, their performance as a club has really shot up. As of now in this season, Brighton are placed sixth with five wins and two losses out of seven games, having 15 points to their name.
Having missed out on the Champions League by a narrow margin the previous year, Liverpool have started this year really strong and are looking like a club on a mission. Currently placed fourth, Liverpool have won five, lost one, and drawn one out of their seven games this season, having 16 points on the board. The top bookmakers in India have EPL odds with them.
Brighton have scored 19 goals in 7 games while Liverpool have scored 16 goals in 7 games, there are high chances both teams will score.
The betting tip is...
Both teams to score a goal
Brighton endured a humbling defeat in their recent encounter against Aston Villa F.C., and it's expected that their starting lineup for the upcoming match will remain largely unchanged. Ansu Fati, who was the sole goal scorer in their previous game, is likely to secure a spot in the starting eleven.
Evan Ferguson emerges as a pivotal player for Brighton, being responsible for all 11 of the club's shots on target out of a total of 49 attempts. His performance will be closely watched. Meanwhile, Joao Pedro has been the top goal-scorer for Brighton this season, with four goals to his name.
He is likely to feature as a potent substitute in the match.In the goalkeeping department, Jason Steele has been in exceptional form, amassing an impressive 12 saves so far this season. His presence between the posts has provided Brighton with a reliable last line of defense.
Evan Ferguson and Welbeck are likely to start as two forwards for Brighton.
Predicted Lineup: Evan Ferguson, Karora Mitoma, D Welbeck, S March, B Gilmour, J Hinshelwood, P Estupinan, L Dunk, A Webster, J Veltman, and Jason Steele
Liverpool’s previous match in the league against Tottenham was a thrilling encounter where two of the Liverpool players received red cards. Cody Gakpo was the lone goal scorer for them in the previous match. The trio of Mohammad Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Luis Diaz is going to be Liverpool's lifeline in the upcoming match.
These three players combined have scored almost 65% of the club’s shots on target this season. Salah would be their trump card, having already scored four goals and four assists this season. Alisson, Liverpool’s keeper, has already completed 20 successful saves in the league.
Jota and Curtis Jones will miss the match due to suspension.
Predicted Lineup: Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo, Mohammad Salah, Dominik Szoboszlai, Alex Mac Allister, Wataru Endo, A Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk, J Matip, J Gomez, and Alisson
This upcoming match is gearing up to be a real nail-biter, as the odds suggest. In the past two meetings between Brighton and Liverpool, Brighton has come out on top, giving them an advantage. But, considering Liverpool's strong current form, it would be a mistake to count them out.
Liverpool has been better defensively, conceding only 0.86 goals per game, compared to Brighton's 1.57. However, Brighton has been controlling possession more, with 64.57% compared to Liverpool's 56.86%.Expect an exciting game with plenty of goals, but we're leaning towards a draw where both teams are evenly matched.