Brighton Vs Liverpool Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals – 8 July 2020

Seagulls capable of reining in newly-crowned champs

Curtis Jones / Liverpool ©imago images / Xinhua 07/05/2020

England Brighton Hove & Albion Vs Liverpool England

Wednesday 8 July 2020 – 20:15 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Under 2.5 Goals
Odds: 6/5
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 6 July 2020)

Preview: It has been a troublesome restart for the newly-crowned Premier League champions, particularly on their travels, with Liverpool picking up as many points (7) during this period as their upcoming opponents. Therefore, can Brighton find a way to compound the league leaders away woes at The Amex on Wednesday?

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Brighton Preview – Premier League safety now within sight?

Nine points is now the cushion on the Premier League relegation zone that Brighton (15th – W8 D12 L13) have to work with ahead of successive home fixtures against the two strongest teams, at least according to the standings, within the space of three days. Their slender victory at Carrow Road on Sunday, overcoming bottom side Norwich courtesy of Leandro Trossard’s fourth league goal of the season, setting them up nicely for Liverpool’s visit.

Graham Potter’s team welcome Man City to The Amex this coming weekend. Daunting match-ups that ordinarily Brighton wouldn’t be expected to get anything from. However, after watching Pep Guardiola’s side recently lose at Southampton and Liverpool labour to an uninspiring win over third-bottom Aston Villa at Anfield, the South Coast club might well be sensing an opportunity to capitalise on opponents with far less at stake.

This season, Brighton have proven a capable but very inconsistent home outfit in the league, in particular versus the best teams. Victories over Arsenal and Tottenham, along with credible draws with Chelsea and Wolves, have been offset by feeble efforts against Leicester and Man Utd. The latter occurring just last week, in what remains The Seagulls’ sole loss since the restart having collected seven of twelve points thus far (W2 D1 L1).


Liverpool Win By One Goal



Liverpool Preview – Lackluster Reds currently not to be trusted on their travels?

This team can still become record breakers. Liverpool (1st – W29 D2 L2) could potentially add a further 15 points to their already gargantuan tally of 89, meaning they require four wins from their final five fixtures to surpass Man City’s record of 100 set in 2017/18. It would be another outstanding feat of achievement from a side which has blitzed this season’s top-flight, but I am not sure too many are overly confident they can achieve it.

Since the restart it has been fairly apparent that standards have dropped. Liverpool have as many points (7) from four post-lockdown matches as their upcoming opponents, which says a lot. At Anfield, where they’ve won 17 of 17 so far, they continue to be imperious but on the road, where they’ve now failed to win in their last three attempts at Watford (3-0), Everton (0-0) and Man City (4-0), they suddenly look gettable.

It could be argued that Brighton are a significant step down from what Jurgen Klopp’s side have recently faced on their travels, with Everton improving under a new coach and Man City still being Man City. Even so, it is now three successive away games without so much as scoring – which becomes five when including all competitions (D1 L4). An alarming trend The Reds simply have to put right if they wish to become centurions.

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Brighton Vs Liverpool Betting Advice

The home side can feel reasonably bullish about their prospects of causing an upset here, after witnessing opponents Liverpool labour on their travels lately. Brighton‘s record at home to the current top-seven (W1 D2 L2) is somewhat mixed – with victories over Arsenal and Tottenham, who are in tenth, the undoubted highlights – while they were recently beaten 3-0 at The Amex by Man Utd.


Brighton Vs Liverpool – Key Facts

  • Just five of the sixteen Premier League home games for Brighton this season featured three or more goals – though both home fixtures since the restart delivered Over 2.5 Goals.
  • Liverpool have now failed to score in five consecutive away games in all competitions (three of those in the league) for the first time since 1992.
  • Brighton are still to register their first point(s) versus Liverpool since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017/18, losing all five meetings by an aggregate of 3-13.


Less than a third (31%) of Brighton’s home games featured more than two goals. When combined with Liverpool’s recent problems for finding the net, having gone three consecutive away matches without scoring, it would suggest a low-scoring match-up awaits down on the South Coast. Furthermore, it took a Mo Salah penalty to settle last season’s corresponding fixture in The Reds’ favour. Liverpool & Under 2.5 Goals at 16/5 (Coral) looks big under the circumstances.

Best Betting Odds – Brighton Vs Liverpool

Brighton – 11/2 (Betfair)
Draw – 10/3 (Bet365)
Liverpool – 4/7 (Unibet)