Liverpool vs. Brentford Betting Tips: Best bets from Anfield including a 47/1 longshot
On Saturday evening, live on Sky Sports with a 17:30 kick off, Liverpool will host Brentford at Anfield in their penultimate home game of the Premier League season. Liverpool will be seeking revenge against Brentford who remarkably defeated them 3-1 back in January. After yet another profitable preview last week, Dean Woodward returns with his best bets.
Currently, Liverpool sit in fifth place in the league with four games remaining and are not giving up on the race for Champions League qualification. They are now unbeaten in their last seven games, and their Premier League unbeaten streak at Anfield stands at ten games.
Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a hip problem that requires surgery. Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsay are also injured, while Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino are nearing returns from muscular issues. Diogo Jota and Andrew Robertson are likely to return to the starting lineup.
Brentford have won only two of their last eight Premier League away matches, although they claimed a stunning 2-1 victory against Manchester City in November, they have another tough task on their hands here. Brentford sit in ninth place in the table, four points behind Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, but their hopes of European qualification are still alive.
Brentford still have some injury concerns, with captain Pontus Jansson and Keane Lewis-Potter doubtful for the Liverpool match. Christian Norgaard's calf issue has no date for his return, but Kristoffer Ajer could make his way back into the team after an under-21 outing last week. Impact substitute Josh Dasilva is pushing for a start after his 94th minute winner against Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Liverpool vs Brentford Tips
Anything but three points will be a huge disappointment if Liverpool are to keep their Champions League aspirations alive for next season. This will keep them hot on the heels of Manchester United and Newcastle, with a home crowd behind them and off the back of five straight wins, it's hard to look past them getting the win here.
Ivan Toney has been incredible this season, racking up an incredible twenty goals in just thirty-two Premier League appearances, only bettered by Kane and Haaland. You don’t score this many goals without shooting and he does that with abundance. In the Premier League he is averaging 2.9 shots per game, registering two or more in twenty-six of his last thirty appearances, including against both Manchester City and Arsenal.
There are longshots, and then there are longshots. You would have to go back to January to find this bet winning when Brentford won 2-0 against Bournemouth, with Raya going in the book for time wasting.
Brentford managed to beat Liverpool in the reverse 3-1, can lightning strike twice? Brentford have managed some remarkable victories this season when they also beat Man City 2-1 and brushed aside Manchester United in that incredible 4-0 win. If Brentford were to take the lead, I'd be shocked if Raya didn’t waste as much time as possible from goal kicks. The Kop would be roaring with every second he wastes.