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​English Premier League - Liverpool VS Brighton & Hove Albion Prediction

​English Premier League - Liverpool VS Brighton & Hove Albion Prediction
English Premier League - Liverpool VS Brighton & Hove Albion
Match Time: 31-03-2024 21:00 Sunday (GMT+8)
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Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, and Stefan Bajcetic are ruled out for the season with long-term injuries. Alisson Becker misses out with a thigh injury, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota will be unavailable due to their respective knee injuries, and Andrew Robertson is expected to return next week. Liverpool will shape up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Caoimhin Kelleher in goal. Conor Bradley and Joe Gomez will be deployed as the full-backs, and the two players will look to help out at both ends of the pitch. Ibrahima Konate will start at the heart of the defence alongside Virgil van Dijk.

As for the midfield unit, Wataru Endo will start as the defensive midfielder, and he will look to break up opposition attacks. Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister will add creativity and control to the side. Finally, Darwin Nunez will lead the line for Liverpool against Brighton, with Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz on either side of him.

Brighton & Hove Albion
Solly March misses out with a long-term thigh injury, while Kaoru Mitoma is sidelined with a back injury. Meanwhile, Jack Hinshelwood misses out with an ankle issue. The visitors will shape up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Tariq Lamptey and Pervis Estupinan in the full-back positions. They will look to keep things compact defensively and help out during transitions. Jan Paul van Hecke will start in the central defensive partnership alongside Lewis Dunk. Bart Verbruggen will be deployed as the goalkeeper here.

As for the midfield unit, Pascal Gross will start alongside Billy Gilmour in the double pivot. The two players will look to protect the central defenders and break down opposition attacks.

Simon Adingra and Ansu Fati will start in the wide areas, and the two players will look to hit Liverpool on the break with their pace and flair. Danny Welbeck will lead the line for Brighton against Liverpool, with Facundo Buonanotte behind him in the attacking midfield role.

Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
*Liverpool have only managed to pick up one win in their last seven Premier League meetings with Brighton, a 2-0 win at the AMEX in March 2022.
*Brighton have not lost any of their last three league games against Liverpool at Anfield.
*Liverpool are currently on a 31-game unbeaten run at home across all competitions
*The Reds have only managed to keep just one clean sheet in their last 11 matches at Anfield.
*Liverpool have picked up 23 points from losing positions this season, the most of any side in the Premier League.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Verbruggen; Lamptey, Van Hecke, Dunk, Estupinan; Gross, Gilmour; Adingra, Lallana, Fati; Welbeck

Prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
The outcome of Sunday's game should not dictate whether De Zerbi is indeed invited to interview for the Liverpool job, but the Italian's record away from home against top-half Premier League teams makes for grim reading. The Seagulls have had Liverpool's number in recent times, but the break certainly came at a more opportune time for the hosts, who have our backing to - at least momentarily - rise to the summit via a convincing success
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