Liverpool’s title celebration tour continues on Wednesday with a trip to the South Coast to take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 15th place in the table having beaten Norwich City 0-1 last time out, while the visitors are in 1st after their 2-0 win against Aston Villa.
The Reds became champions with seven games to go and have since lost 4-0 to Manchester City but then returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa at the weekend.
Brighton have created a nine-point buffer between them and the relegation zone after defeating Norwich last time out – and against a Liverpool side with nothing to play for, they could get a positive result.
Brighton has won 25% of their last 20 home league games and Liverpool has lost 10% of their last 20 away league games.
The last time Liverpool won away in the league was 4 games ago against Norwich. The last time Brighton lost a home league game was 1 matches ago against Man Utd.
Brighton last kept a clean sheet at home 7 games ago, and have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 20 home games. Liverpool last failed to score away in the league 1 games ago and have missed the net in 3 of their last 20 away league games.
Of the 5 league games Brighton has won at home, they scored first 4 times. Of the 2 away games Liverpool has lost, they conceded first 2 times.
Brighton have scored on average at home in the league 1.1 goals a game and conceded on average 1.6 goals.
Liverpool have scored on average away in the league 1.8 goals a game and conceded on average 0.9 goals.
Brighton’s win over Norwich last time out was a huge result for them, effectively lifting them to within touching distance of Premier League safety, and so they could subconsciously take their foot off the pedal for this one.
Liverpool, meanwhile, were far from their best against Aston Villa but still got the job done, and it could be a similar story here.
Liverpool (Full Time Result) @ 1.55
Brighton 0-2 Liverpool