The match between Brighton and Liverpool on Sunday, October 8, will be an exciting one, especially for fans of high-intensity, attack-oriented football. The kick-off is scheduled for 2 pm local time.
Before going into our Brighton vs Liverpool tips, we should mention that both teams lost their previous matches in the Premier League. Besides, they have Thursday matches awaiting them in the UEFA Europa League, meaning that neither side will be in optimal physical condition.
With the next international break dawning upon us, the two sides will look for the full three points on Sunday. However, the Reds may have the odds stacked against them due to their squad problems.
Over 10 corners
The game between Brighton and Liverpool will surely be an action-packed, intense watch. The home side is coming off a heavy 6-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa and will want to rehabilitate themselves in front of the Falmer Stadium faithful.
The Reds, too, suffered a loss last weekend, although there was an obvious VAR mistake that benefited Tottenham Hotspur. So, at the very least, Jurgen Klopp’s team will be fueled with rage, but we cannot ignore the fact that Liverpool are heavily involved in the title race. Being two points away from league-leaders Manchester City, they need to avoid dropping points two games in a row.
We will not go as far as to predict the winner in our Brighton vs Liverpool tips, but we certainly expect a big number of attacks and thus a big number of corner kicks on either side. Bet365 gives 2.25 odds on over 10 corners in the game.
Over 4.5 cards
Another consequence of a high-intensity game is the number of cards shown during the match. For example, there were eight cards in Brighton’s loss to Aston Villa and 12 cards in Liverpool’s visit to Spurs last weekend. In the meantime, Bet365 offers 1.90 odds on there being over 4.5 cards on Sunday.
The reason why pressing teams commit more bookable offenses is rather straightforward. If you do not defend positionally, if you press high instead, you have to stop your opponent from launching quick counter-attacks, and sometimes you have to do that at the expense of a yellow or even red card. That is the reason why there were so many cards in the previous matches Brighton and Liverpool played, and we see the scenario likely to repeat itself.
Goal after 82:59
Similarly, we expect there to be a late goal in the match at the Falmer Stadium, with Bet365 giving 1.83 odds on a goal after the 82:53 minute.
As we mentioned above, neither team will be in perfect shape for Sunday because they have Europa League matches on Thursday, meaning they get just two full days of rest. Moreover, Liverpool will have a depleted squad with Alexis Mac Allister and Diogo Jota missing after being sent off last weekend, which doesn’t help Jurgen Klopp’s pressing structure.
And to use some stats from their previous matches, there were two goals after the 83rd minute in Aston Villa vs Brighton and one in Tottenham vs Liverpool. We do not know who will score it, but with both teams attack-focused and exhausted by their schedules, a late-game goal reads as very likely.
Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Brighton vs Liverpool tips are mere suggestions, not call to actions. Always rely on our own judgement first and foremost.