Liverpool vs Brentford: prediction for the EPL fixture
Liverpool kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a confident victory over Shrewsbury Town (4:1). On Thursday, the Reds met with Arsenal in the first leg of the League Cup semifinal. Despite playing against 10 men and dominating in the second half, Liverpool failed to score and the match ended in a goalless draw.
In the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp's charges won all six of their group games and advanced to the playoffs from the top line of their group. As for the Premier League, Liverpool are currently in 3rd place in the standings with 42 points from 20 rounds of games.
The hosts won 12 matches and six games ended in draws. After a draw with Tottenham (2:2), the Reds lost to Leicester and tied with Chelsea (2:2).
Thiago, Elliott, Phillips, Alisson, and Origihave been ruled out of this fixture, as well as Salah, Mane, andKeita, who are on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Brentford successfully passed three rounds of the League Cup, but were knocked out in the quarterfinal match against Chelsea. In their FA Cup opener, the Londoners crushed Port Vale (4:1).
The Premier League newbies were off to a good start in the English elite, but they didn't have enough firepower for the whole season. Currently, Thomas Frank's men are in the 13th position in the table with 23 points from six victories and five draws.
In the last five matches, the Bees recorded two victories - over Watford (2:1) and Aston Villa (2:1). In their previous outing, Brentford suffered a crushing defeat to Southampton (1:4).
The visitors will be playing without Henry, Dasilva, Jeanvier, Jorgensen, Goode,andRaya.
The hosts won 8 out of 10 head-to-head games.
Goals were scored in both halves in 2 of the last 4 matches of the visiting team.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
This bet won in 3 of the last 5 away games of Brentford.
The first match between the two sides ended in a high-scoring draw (3:3). But the visitors no longer look as energetic as they did at the start of the season. Liverpool are a stronger team and should win this time.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Liverpool
This game is a good chance for Liverpool to prove that they have the best attack in the league. Even without Salah, the Reds have enough top performers in the ranks to ensure a high-scoring victory.
Second bet - Liverpool to win by 3 goals