Liverpool vs Brentford Prediction - Soccer Picks 11/12/23
Liverpool (7-3-1) vs Brentford (4-4-3)
Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 9 am (Anfield)
Liverpool -217/Brentford +650 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Round 12 of the English Premier League continues on Sunday, November 12, 2023, when Liverpool host Brentford at Anfield. For the first time this season, the Reds (3rd with 24 points) failed to win two games in a row, so they will be motivated to return to winning ways in front of their fans. Brentford (9th with 16 points), on the other hand, are playing their best football of the campaign and are on a three-game winning run. Here is our Liverpool vs Brentford betting preview and prediction.
Liverpool (Form and News)
It’s been a disappointing week for Liverpool, who suffered their second defeat of the season when going down 3-2 to Toulouse in midweek European action. That followed a disappointing 1-1 draw against Premier League (PL) newcomers Luton Town. At Kenilworth Road, their blushes were spared by Luis Díaz, who bravely put his familial heartache aside to head in a 95th-minute equalizer, earning Liverpool a league-high 11th point of the campaign from losing positions.
That was their 41st PL goal scored in the 90th minute or later during Jürgen Klopp's tenure, second only to Manchester City’s 42 in that time. The Reds now seek the comfort of Anfield to get back to winning ways, where Brentford await, a team they’ve won their last seven home matches against while keeping six clean sheets in those meetings.
Hot streak: Liverpool have won each of their eight home games in 2023/24 by at least a two-goal margin.
Player to watch: Mohamed Salah is on a mind-blowing 14-game sequence of scoring or assisting at Anfield in the Premier League (G15, A3). He will look to join PL royalty in Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry as the only players to do so in 15 successive matches at their respective home grounds.
Jurgen Klopp will be without Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Thiago (hip), Curtis Jones (illness), Alexis Mac Allister (suspension), and Andy Robertson (shoulder). Virgil van Dijk (illness) and Ryan Gravenberch (knee) are questionable.
Brentford (Form and News)
Thomas Frank’s men might feel they’ve never been more ready to end that hoodoo though, as they’re coming off a three-game winning run. Should they capitalize on both their fine form and their hosts’ dips in performance, they could come away with a fourth successive top-flight victory for the first time since March 1939!
That would entail the Bees flourishing far from the hive, something they’re not accustomed to since a staggering 14 of their last 15 PL wins have come when playing in London. When venturing outside of the capital, Brentford have only won twice in their last 16 league matches on their travels (D6, L8), making the impending trip to Merseyside even more daunting.
Player to watch: Yoane Wissa will try to steal the limelight by netting against Liverpool for a third season running, and could do so early on since his three Premier League goals this term have all come before half-time.
Frank cannot count on Ivan Toney (suspension), Mikkel Damsgaard (knock), Josh Dasilva (thigh), Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (thigh), and Kevin Schade (hip). Keane Lewis-Potter (calf) and Shandon Baptiste (shoulder) are questionable to feature at Anfield.
Liverpool vs Brentford H2H Record
Since the Bees’ return to the Premier League, Liverpool and Brentford have met on four occasions. Liverpool won two matches, both at Anfield without conceding a goal; Brentford won once, with one draw.
Liverpool vs Brentford Odds
Liverpool are -217 favorites to get three points on Sunday. A draw is at +440, while Brentford to win can be found at +650. When it comes to goals, Over 2.5 is at -204, and Under 2.5 is at +200. For those who love to back both teams to score market, BTTS YES is at -152, while BTTS NO is at +145. Check out more Premier League odds here!
Liverpool vs Brentford Pick
Liverpool are perhaps winless in the last two matches, but when they play at home, it’s a whole other story. The Reds won every match at Anfield this season, and in each of those eight victories, they scored at least two goals. In five PL games a home, Liverpool conceded only two goals, but Brentford are playing well at the moment; the Bees scored 2+ goals in the previous three matches. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if the visitors find the back of the net here.
I expect an open, free-flowing match with plenty of chances in front of Brentford’s goal, and of course, multiple goals from the hosts. It’s time for the Bees to finally score their first goal at Anfield in the third attempt. I am backing Liverpool to win, but also both teams to score.