Brighton v Liverpool Betting Preview

6/5 on Under 2.5 goals being scored is an appealing bet

A heavy defeat at Tottenham on Sunday has dampened Liverpool’s early-season buoyancy and questions are now being asked about whether this team can bring back the glory days to Anfield.

Kenny Dalglish fielded a strong side in the previous round for their match against Exeter and is expected to adopt a similar approach here. Steven Gerrard could return to the Liverpool squad for the first time since March, but Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel are suspended and Daniel Agger is out with a rib injury.

Brighton are without full-back Marcos Painter who is suspended but Will Hoskins could return and Spanish midfielder Vicente could make his debut.

The Seagulls have begun life in The Championship strongly and are carrying on in the trend that saw them race to the League One title last season. Gus Poyet’s men have won five, drawn one and lost one of their opening seven games and currently occupy third place in the league table.

The south coast club knocked out Premier League opposition in the previous round when defeating Sunderland in extra time and are 11/4 with Ladbrokes to knock out Liverpool here.

The match odds market prices The Reds at odds of 4/6 for the win inside 90 minutes with Brighton at 4/1 and the draw 11/4.

Many have applauded Brighton’s brand of football since Poyet took over at the club. Their quick passing, possession-based philosophy has served them well so far and is built upon the foundations of a solid defence. They’ve conceded only five goals in the league this season and kept a clean sheet against a strong Sunderland side in round two of the Carling Cup.

Regardless of the opposition Poyet and his players aren’t likely to abandon the attitudes that have brought them this far making odds of 6/5 on Under 2.5 goals being scored an appealing bet. Another clean sheet against Premier League opposition is priced at 5/1.

Written By:- Louise Clarke (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 21/09/2011 - 11:15 AM
Filed in:- League Cup Betting News, Liverpool

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