Liverpool F.C. vs Brentford F.C. Preview
Game week 12 of the Premier League season and third-placed Liverpool host Brentford. Four of the top five in the division dropped points last week, including Liverpool. The Reds salvaged a late draw against newly promoted Luton, helping close the gap to Arsenal and Tottenham. Brentford is in fantastic form after securing an emphatic win against West Ham. Liverpool vs Brentford takes place this Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 PM.
Liverpool host Brentford in the legendary soccer ground, Anfield. The 54,000-capacity stadium has been a fortress for Liverpool over the past few years. It would take something mighty from the Bees to cause an upset here. However, Liverpool is looking far from stable this season, which could give Brentford the opening they need. The away side has an impressive record, winning their last three games in a row. During that run, they have scored eight goals in three games only conceding twice. This soccer game is shaping up to be a fantastic match this Sunday.
Liverpool F.C. vs Brentford F.C. Head-To-Head and Key Stats
Liverpool vs Brentford is an uncommon fixture, as there have been fewer than 20 meetings between the two clubs since 1906. During that time, Liverpool has been the more dominant side, winning eleven times and only losing four. Brentford has drawn with Liverpool on four occasions and the last time they won at Anfield was in 1938.
Even with the history being on Liverpool’s side, they have not always found it easy to get a result against Brentford. Since 2021, the teams have faced off on four occasions. Liverpool has won twice, including the most recent game in May 2023. Brentford has drawn once and won 3-1 at home in January last season. The game in May was the lowest-scoring game of the recent meetings, a 1-0 win thanks to an early Mo Salah goal in the 13th minute. The games previously have featured a home side scoring three goals and Liverpool has consecutive clean sheets when Brentford is in town.
Looking at the current performances this season, Liverpool host Brentford after a shaky display against Luton. A 95th-minute equaliser from substitute Luis Díaz was the high point in an otherwise poor performance from Liverpool. Brentford has a lot more reasons to cheer in recent games. They overturned a 1-2 deficit at halftime to West Ham and dispatched Chelsea at home again. Brentford, with no EFL Cup action and no European football, looks the fresher side.
Liverpool is third in the Premier League table, two points behind Tottenham in second. They are level with Arsenal but remain ahead only on goals scored this season. Brentford is up to ninth and has the joint-best form in the entire division. Only Brentford and Manchester City have won the last three league games in a row. However, Liverpool is unbeaten in seven games after bouncing back from the controversial defeat at Tottenham.
Liverpool F.C. vs Brentford F.C. Predictions
Liverpool is the favourite to win the match this Sunday. Looking at the sports odds at Novibet, Liverpool to win is 2/5. A €25 wager on the home side will only return €35 if they win on the day. The next most likely result at Anfield is a draw at 4/1. Brentford beating Liverpool at Anfield would be a surprise, and that pays 11/2.
Liverpool underperformed in their last soccer match, but a game at Anfield is a different story. The home crowd always plays their part in encouraging the team to get a result, and that will certainly be the case at the weekend. Brentford getting anything out of this game will be more than impressive. It will show they can challenge the likes of Aston Villa, Newcastle, and Brighton for the European spots.
Liverpool will be the winners of this match and, with the support of the crowd, hold Brentford to a clean sheet. The last time these two met at Anfield, it finished 1-0 to the home side. We expect a similar result with Liverpool hanging on to a one or 2-0 victory. The home side has scored three goals in three out of the four recent fixtures between the clubs. But, it seems unlikely this trend will continue given Liverpool’s current form. The Reds need a big result this weekend, but will they be able to break down a resilient Brentford?
There are several excellent live odds to consider on game day. You can get fantastic returns predicting the next goal scorer or guessing which team will be in the lead at the break. Given the pressure the home fans apply at Anfield, betting on a penalty or own goal is also a market worth considering on the day. Liverpool needs this result to keep pace with the other clubs at the top of the league. If they lose on Sunday, Brentford will only be five points away with both teams playing 12 games.
We do not recommend using the welcome offer at Novibet on Brentford this game. Even though this Liverpool team is looking shaky and full of injuries, they are grinding our results. The draw against Luton was a poor performance. Any more dropped points will be a complete disaster.
Liverpool F.C. vs Brentford F.C. Betting Tips
Premier League betting is always exciting, as games can turn in the blink of an eye. Even though the bookies expect Liverpool to win, that does not mean it will be a smooth ride. Part of the fun of online betting is the access to a variety of markets at your fingertips. You can bet on Salah to score, Alexander-Arnold to get a caution or a certain number of corners at full-time. In Brentford’s last game, they got one yellow card in the first half. But, in the game before at Chelsea, they received four yellow cards with three in the last eight minutes.
If you want to bet on the full-time result in Liverpool’s favour, the odds are not exactly rewarding. You will get better returns if you include a scoreline in your prediction or look at the various other markets available. For example, choosing Liverpool to win outright has odds of 2/5. Choosing the home side to repeat the 1-0 victory they managed last time has significantly higher-paying odds at 8/1. A €10 wager on the correct score will pay €90 compared to the €14 if Liverpool wins by any margin.
Betting on Liverpool to win is the obvious choice, but what are some markets that many overlook? Most players ignore the halftime markets as a game of soccer can change drastically in 45 minutes. However, there are plenty of markets that can payout before the final whistle, allowing you to enjoy the game without worrying about your wager. For example, if you think Liverpool will win both halves of the match, the odds are worth 9/4. The downside is you need at least one goal from the Reds in each period. But it shows there are rewarding wagers out there if you look.
Brentford getting even a point out of this game seems incredibly unlikely. It might be worth placing a small wager on the Bees to win, but you are saying goodbye to whatever you stake. Smart money is on Liverpool, but you can bet on a draw at halftime or Liverpool to score late in the second half. Being more precise with your prediction only increases your returns.
Liverpool F.C. Lineup
Any Liverpool fan will know injuries and suspensions have not been kind to the Merseyside club. We do not expect Thiago Alcantara to return to training this year and the same applies to Stefan Bajcetic. Other players unavailable for the game on Sunday include Conor Bradley, Curtis Jones, and Andrew Robertson. Alexis Mac Allister will also miss the game on the weekend after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. With these injuries, manager Jürgen Klopp might have to experiment with his available players to find a suitable 11.
- Liverpool Predicted Lineup: Alisson, T. Alexander-Arnold, I. Konaté, V. van Dijk, K. Tsimikas, R. Gravenberch, H. Elliot, D. Szoboszlai, M. Salah, C. Gakpo, and L. Díaz.
Brentford F.C. Lineup
Thomas Frank has surprised many with his team’s performances over the past few weeks, but that could change given the latest injury. Number one goalie Mark Flekken came off during the win over West Ham with a dead leg. He has a 50% chance of recovering in time for Sunday’s game. Looking at the extensive injury list, Brentford is without several key personnel this weekend. Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Ivan Toney, Kevin Schade, Mikkel Damsgaard, and Joshua Dasilva will not return in time for the match. Plus, Brentford will also miss the services of Keane Lewis-Potter and Shandon Baptiste for now.
- Brentford Predicted Lineup: T. Strakosha, K. Ajer, E. Pinnock, N. Collins, M. Roerslev, V. Janelt, M. Jensen, C. Nørgaard, F. Onyeka, B. Mbeumo, and Y. Wissa.