Brighton have managed just one win in their previous six league matches (W1, D2, L3). However, their 3-1 away victory at Bournemouth in the FA Cup did relieve some of the pressure on the South-Coast side. Notably, it was just their second two-goal margin victory across all competitions this season.
Home form has been key for the ‘Seagulls’ so far, with only the top-six bettering their home points return of 18 (W5, D3, L2). Yet with leaders Liverpool coming to town, they will be desperate to improve on their record of just one win against any of the Premier League’s (PL) current top-eight sides (W1, D2, L5).
After crashing out of the FA Cup on Monday night to Wolves, Liverpool switch their attention back to the league as they look to bounce back from their first PL defeat of the season against Manchester City. A half-time lead has been pivotal to their away success this season. They have led at half-time in six of their 11 away games, going onto win all of those six matches.
Liverpool have won all of the previous six competitive matches against Brighton, stretching back to Jan 1991. Additionally, they have scored three or more goals in three of the last five H2H meetings.
Players to watch: Seven of Glenn Murray’s eight league goals have come at home, and he scored Brighton’s consolation goal in a 5-1 defeat when the sides last met at the Amex Stadium.
Liverpool’s leading scorer Mo Salah has two goals in his previous two appearances against Brighton – both of which came in the opening 30 minutes.
Stat attack: Brighton have scored in every PL home game.
Thirty-six percent of Brighton’s home league goals have been conceded after the 75th minute.
Liverpool have scored in every PL away game this season.
There have been 3+ match goals in four of the last five competitive H2H meetings.
Will not play
Referee: Friend K. (Eng),
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton)