Liverpool vs BrentfordEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Nov 12, 2023, Anfield
Liverpool are looking to bounce back from a difficult week as they welcome Brentford to Anfield for a Premier League fixture on Sunday. The Reds remain perfect in front of their fans and despite Brentford picking up their form in recent weeks, a home win is still expected here.
It has been a difficult week for Liverpool, who head into Sunday’s clash winless in their last two matches. First they needed a late Luis Diaz equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw at newly promoted Luton Town last time out in the Premier League before falling to a 3-2 defeat to Toulouse in the Europa League.
Manager Jurgen Kopp must have had harsh words for his players as they were below their usual standards, particularly in defence, conceding four goals across both fixtures. They remain three points off the pace in the Premier League standings and will be keen to get things back on track on Sunday.
The good news for Liverpool is that the last two matches have been on the road and they return to Anfield which has been a fortress all season. The Reds have won all eight of their home matches across all competitions and picked up a 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in their last Premier League fixture in front of their fans.
Brentford were victorious in their previous Premier League fixture as they earned a 3-2 win in a thrilling encounter against West Ham. Neal Maupay’s early effort was quickly cancelled out by the Hammers before an own goal from Kostantinos Mavropanos and a Nathan Collins effort earned the win.
That was the third straight Premier League win for Brentford, who appear to have rediscovered their form in recent weeks. They have now climbed into the top half of the standings and are just six points off the European places.
A slight problem for Brentford is that they have been slightly unconvincing on their travels as they are winless in three of their last four matches. However the only win for Thomas Frank’s men in that run came in their previous away fixture as they triumphed 2-0 at Chelsea.
How the bookies view it
Given Liverpool’s solid home record, they have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 4/9 with BetVictor. A victory for Brentford is valued at 6/1 by Unibet while Paddy Power is offering odds of 4/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Liverpool have a 6-4 advantage with four draws from 10 previous matches against Brentford. Both teams won their home fixture last season with the Reds claiming a 1-0 victory at Anfield.
Players to watch
Mohamed Salah is the leading scorer for Liverpool with eight Premier League goals and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The Egyptian forward scored the only goal in last season’s win at Anfield and is priced at 21/20 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Bryan Mbeumo continues to impress in attack for Brentford and has six Premier League goals this season. The forward was on target in the win over Chelsea and is priced at 11/4 by Paddy Power to find the net on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There were over 3.5 goals in Brentford’s previous Premier League fixture and a repeat is priced at 6/5 with Paddy Power. There have been a few late showings for both teams in recent weeks and they can be backed to score in the second half 7/4 with William Hill.
Liverpool are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and both teams to acre could be considered at 8/5 with William Hill.
This English Premier League match between Liverpool and Brentford will be played on Nov 12, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Liverpool vs Brentford prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.