Liverpool v Brighton Premier League betting tips
It is impossible to say that Chris Hughton has done a bad job at the AMEX Stadium, with the Brighton boss having steered Albion into the top flight and then kept them in the Premier League last term against the odds.
Hughton saw his Brighton team soundly beaten at Watford in their 2018/19 opener, with the manager alarmed by what he saw. The Hornets were facile 2-0 winners in the match, with the visitors showing a lack of cutting edge in attack and perhaps Glen Murray won’t be as effective as in previous seasons.
The Seagulls will find it difficult to approach their trip to Anfield in the right way. Do they go down the route of simply setting up shop and trying to stop Firmino, Mane and Salah clicking into gear in the final third or will they show a touch more ambition?
Last season’s match between these teams ended in a 4-0 victory for Liverpool, while it was a 5-1 thrashing at the AMEX Stadium and it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see a similar margin of victory for Jurgen Klopp’s team who are looking slicker than ever before.
We know plenty about the dangerous front three who operate for the Reds, although Naby Keita is a dynamic operator in a deeper midfield position, with Jordan Henderson pressing for a recall in this team which now has Alisson between the sticks after an expensive acquisition.
We think that this could be a facile home win and will therefore go for Liverpool on the Asian Handicap. We can back the Reds at 1.86 with a -2 goal handicap which means money back if the margin of victory is two goals and profit if it’s three or more.
Liverpool -2 @ 1.86 with bet365
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