England Premier League
Sunday 12th November 2023
Kick off at 2pm GMT
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last four games although in midweek they lost away to Toulouse in the Europa League which was seen as a shock. Back to the Premier League and Jurgen Klopp’s side remain in a great position of 3rd place and are just three points behind the leaders. But one could argue that alongside the Toulouse result the Reds have gone their last two games with unconvincing displays. Last weekend they were seconds away from losing at Luton who have struggled badly this season but they forced a draw in the end.
Overall Liverpool have been strong but if they fail to get a win here then the critics could see this as the beginning of poor form or at least a poor patch. We should remind ourselves though that at home Liverpool have a 100% record with five wins from 5 games and they have scored 14 goals and conceded just twice. The clubs last home game finished in a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest. It is very unlikely because of goal difference that Liverpool would go top by the end of the weekend with a win but they could go into 2nd place and past Tottenham.
Brentford are in 9th place and are 8 points behind Liverpool but with 16 points the Bees are having a decent season. Recent form has been amongst the best in the league and they come into this fixture having won their last 3 games. Those victories have come against Burnley, Chelsea and West Ham. Indeed last weekend they beat the Hammers 3-2 and their last away game was an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea. Overall on the road the Bees have won seven points from a possible 15 although the Chelsea victory did end a 3 game winless run on their trips.
Liverpool: Alexis MacAllister is suspended for this game for picking up his fifth booking of the season. Ryan Gravenberch is only 50/50 due to a knee injury. Virgil van Dijk missed the game in midweek due to illness but is being tipped to be fine for this game. Curtis Jones remains sidelined but could return after the international break. Thiago Alcantara and Andrew Robertson are both out long term.
Brentford: Shandon Baptiste could be assessed after recovering from injury but remains at 50/50 to do so. Mikkel Damsgaard, Joshua Dasilva and Keane Lewis-Potter will be missing but could well return at the end of the month. Kevin Schade and Aaron Hickey are expected to miss the rest of the year. Henry Rico is out for the season and Ivan Toney is suspended until January.
Liverpool vs Brentford Head to Head:
Last season Liverpool beat Brentford 1-0.
In the last 11 meetings Brentford have only beaten Liverpool once, although it was last season.
Liverpool vs Brentford Prediction:
We expect Liverpool to win this game and bounce back from a few recent setbacks. At home and even last season when they struggled their home form was very strong and we expect this to continue. On a side note this fixture has a recent pattern of both teams to score yes or no and at the weekend we would be due a yes, it may be worth backing because Liverpool’s odds on price may put off many punters.
Off the pitch there was good news for Luis Diaz as his father was released after being kidnapped and that is going to be welcoming news for everyone and of course Liverpool. The Reds have many attacking options and we expect a few goals to be scored so spread your choices with the attacking line up that they have. We don’t rate Brentford’s chances at all but that doesn’t mean they can’t threaten at times but this will be a game where they will be defending deep in numbers for long periods of the meeting.
Liverpool vs Brentford Betting Tips:
Half Time/Full Time: Liverpool/Liverpool at 2.10
Anytime goalscorer: Darwin Nunez at 2.10
Anytime goalscorer: Dominik Szoboszlai at 5.00
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