Liverpool vs Brighton betting
Liverpool take on Brighton for the second time this season when they face off in the FA Cup on Sunday. The two sides met in the Carling Cup earlier in the season, as Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners at the Amex Arena. Both sides are having decent seasons domestically, but Liverpool will be expected to progress here after knocking out Manchester United in the previous round. Brighton did though, upset Newcastle in the previous round, with a 1-0 home win.
Liverpool are doing fairly well in the league, currently sitting in 7th place, but they have really excelled in the cup competitions this season. Into the final of the Carling Cup this month against Cardiff, they should see this as another good opportunity with both Manchester clubs eliminated. Because of this, Kenny Dalglish is likely to field a strong team, so betting on a home win here is looking sensible. Liverpool are firm favourites, so betting on a correct score of 2-1 should give a good return with odds of 10.0 available from Ladbrokes. Luis Suarez scored on his first start since his ban last week, and could continue up front again here, so betting on the striker to score at any time during the game is looking good with 1.91 available from Coral. The Reds have only scored 29 goals in the Premier League so far this season though, so betting on under 2.5 goals with 2.2 at Bet365 is looking another good bet.
Brighton have had a good first season back in the Championship, and some big money signings have helped them to 9th in the league. After upsetting Newcastle in the previous round, Gus Poyet’s men are as long as 13.0 at Paddy Power to win at Anfield. Brighton average just over a goal scored and conceded every game in the league this season, so there is every chance they could find the back of the net here against Liverpool. With this in mind then, it could well be worth betting on both teams to score at 2.38 from William Hill, for a small return. Craig Mackail-Smith is Brighton’s main striker with 7 goals so far this season, and the former Peterborough man is looking a good outside bet to open the scoring with odds of 17.0 available from Bet365.
Liverpool 2-1 WIN – 10.0 Ladbrokes
Suarez anytime scorer – 1.91 Coral
Mackail-Smith 1st scorer – 17.0 Bet365
Both teams to score – 2.38 William Hill
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