Brighton are back in Premier League action this Sunday, playing host to an in-form Liverpool side. The Seagulls sit 6th in the Premier League ahead of the game with five wins and two losses. Liverpool, meanwhile, are 4th in the table with five wins, one draw and one loss.
It is expected to be a close game on October 8 but Brighton do have history on their side. Liverpool have won just one of the last seven meetings between the two teams in all competitions - a 2-0 win in March of 2022. Back Brighton to beat Liverpool at 2/1 with bet365.
Welbeck to miss out vs Liverpool?
Before facing Liverpool, Brighton took on Marseille in a Europa League outing on Thursday. The Seagulls came from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2 draw.
Danny Welbeck started up top in said tie but comments from Roberto De Zebri post-match suggest the striker will be unable to start a second match in such a short period:
“I don’t want to put my focus specifically on the Premier League or Europa League, we have to take it game by game, but we have many difficult situations. Solly March finished last season with an injury and then at the beginning of this season I had to manage him,” De Zebri said when speaking about managing squad fitness.
“With [Adam] Webster and [Danny] Welbeck I have to manage them because they can’t play two games in three days. We have to adapt. If we reach European competition next season it will be different. I am seeing a lot of injuries in other teams too; the injury of Saka [for Arsenal], Newcastle as well.”
In turn, Joao Pedro, who came off the bench to score vs Marseille, is expected to lead the line vs Liverpool. Back the Brazilian to score anytime on Sunday at 21/10 with bet365.