Anfield plays host to a Liverpool side who have won five consecutive matches. The Reds need to win all of their remaining fixtures and hope the likes of Man Utd and Newcastle slip up. Jurgen Klopp’s’ men are in must win territory against a freerolling Brentford who have enjoyed an excellent season. The Bees beat Liverpool 3-1 in the reverse fixture so will be looking for a famous double here on Merseyside.
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Liverpool vs Brentford predicted lineups
Robertson and Gakpo expected back in the XI
This is Liverpool’s third game in seven days so Andy Robertson should come back into the team on the left hand side of defence, with Cody Gakpo upfront. Perhaps Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez are battling for the same position on the left wing. Thiago is ruled out for the rest of the season and Bobby Firmino is also missing. Henderson and Jota face late fitness tests to be ready.
Brentford could be unchanged
Brentford are expected to be in a 3-5-2 formation and manager Thomas Frank said that everyone who played last week will be available again. Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer should be in the squad for the first time since February following injury but is unlikely to start. By this stage of the season everyone presumed striker Ivan Toney would be unavailable for selection, but he is still going on strong!
Liverpool vs Brentford team stats
Corners and shots stand out for The Reds
Liverpool average 1.94 goals for and 1.24 against per game. Despite a poor season The Reds have actually overachieved defensively considering that their xGA is 1.39. The Merseysiders average 15.59 shots per game and only 9.91 at the other end. They have fired in 5.29 on target which is over a third of their attempts.
Liverpool have racked up a massive 6.06 corners per game and only 3.59 against. Cards have been quite low in their fixtures at an average of 2.91. Taking over 4.5 or 5.5 Liverpool corners may well be an attractive addition to your Liverpool bet builder.
Brentford prefer throw ins rather than corners
The Bees average 1.53 goals for and 1.29 against. Their xG and xGA metrics are very close to the mark and they’ve been a legitimate top ten side this season. It is noticeable how few shots they have per game (10.26) but 3.79 on target is not a bad rate. At the other end of the field Brentford have certainly conceded their fair share of attempts on target (5.21) but their goalkeeper David Raya has been in great form.
Brentford are not a team who have obtained that many corners. They would prefer to play for throw ins because with Mathias Jensen they have a specialist long throw taker who can cause all sorts of problems. It is likely that Liverpool will have the most corners and potentially cover the handicap corner line, so this could be something to add to your Liverpool vs Brentford bet builder.
Liverpool vs Brentford shots and shots on target stats
Salah and Nunez trigger happy with shots
Mo Salah averages 3.16 shots per 90 mins with 1.23 on target. He’s always going to be a major contender in the shooting categories for Liverpool. Cody Gakpo isn’t far behind, and Darwin Nunez is a serial shooter when he’s on the field. Virgil van Dijk must be watched from set pieces and is usually good for at least one attempt per match.
Toney and Mbeumo are the players to consider
Let’s not forget that Brentford only average just over 10 shots a game which is not that many. They prefer quality over quantity when firing at goal. Ivan Toney is the clear and obvious main threat, and you would expect him to attempt at least two or maybe three shots here. It’s likely he can hit the target. Bryan Mbuemo is the only other viable man worth considering in this market because The Bees are not a free shooting team.
Liverpool vs Brentford goals and assists stats
Salah spot on recently and Trent improvement
Mo Salah has finally hit some consistent form. He has scored 6 goals in his last 6 Premier League games including penalties vs Tottenham and Fulham recently. Darwin Nunez has scored 9 goals and is someone to consider if he starts. Both Liverpool fullbacks Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are always threats to assist. Trent has massively improved recently in a slightly different role.
Toney the clear main threat
Ivan Toney has had a brilliant season and netted 20 goals. His form has been consistent throughout the whole year and will be the clear main danger. Mbuemo can be a dual threat whilst Mathias Jensen’s long throws command plenty of respect. Liverpool have been caught out by him before.
Liverpool vs Brentford passing stats
Virgil and Trent could rack up a lot of passes
It is likely that Liverpool will monopolise possession considering that they average over 60% overall in the Premier League. The most reliable man in this department for passing is probably Virgil van Dijk (80.3 per 90 mins) considering he will more than likely last the whole match. Trent Alexander-Arnold (75.30) would be fancied to have at least 70 passes if he lasts 80 mins or more. Both could be added with confidence to your Liverpool bet builder,
No Brentford players likely to have 50 or more passes
Brentford are a counter-attacking side who play for set pieces. They are not a ball hungry team, and their possession stats show that. Thomas Frank’s men average less than 44% of the ball which is the fourth least of any team in the Premier League. It would be a surprise if any Brentford player racks up more than 50 passes at Anfield, with Ben Mee the most likely to threaten that mark.
Liverpool cards and fouls stats
Fabinho always stands out as the most ill-disciplined
Liverpool only average 1.41 cards per game and are unlikely to test the referee too much. Fabinho had a run of three straight carded matches recently. He calmed down due to the suspension risk but now that is over then we can fully expect him to get stuck in here. You could add him to your Liverpool bet builder to be carded. Darwin Nunez sometimes loses his cool and gives away cheap free kicks, whilst Konate is up against Ivan Toney.
Ivan Toney is a very physical centre forward and difficult to stop. Both Konate and Virgil van Dijk will have their hands full. Onyeka and Janelt are potential foul magnets for someone like Fabinho. Rico Henry could pose a problem on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s side of the field.
Liverpool vs Brentford key matchups
Ibrahima Konate vs Ivan Toney
Fabinho vs Frank Onyeka
Trent Alexander-Arnold vs Rico Henry
Brentford Cards and Fouls Stats
Toney is the main aggressor
Brentford have generally been quite a clean team for the most part this season. It is well known that Ivan Toney pushes hard physically upfront and will regularly give away cheap fouls and free kicks. Usually, it’s safe adding him to your Brentford bet builder for 1 or 2 fouls. Mathias Jensen and Bryan Mbuemo are worth looking at here.
Mo Salah and Darwin Nunez both only draw less than one foul on average per 90 mins. Both are tough opponents, but players are reluctant to overcommit to Salah, whilst Nunez is just very difficult to foul in the first place! Gakpo and Curtis Jones are fouled the most on this list but someone like Virgil van Dijk could be the most fouled due to Toney’s persistence.
Liverpool vs Brentford key matchups
Ivan Toney vs Virgil van Dijk
Rico Henry vs Mo Salah
Mathias Jensen vs Curtis Jones
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Liverpool vs Brentford
He has scored 6 goals in his last 6 EPL games.
That takes his tally to 18 for the season.
He’s also had 7 assists this season.
Very physical centre forward who averages 1.57 fouls per 90 mins.
By far the most likely Liverpool player to foul and get carded.
Averages 1.53 fouls p/90, and has received 9 cards.
Average 6.06 corners per game.
This increases to 6.65 at Anfield.
Brentford concede 6.59 corners per game on their travels.
Van Dijk averages 80.3 passes p/90.
Liverpool average 60.50% possession to Brentford’s measly 43.90%.
Broken 90 pass barrier in 4 of his last 5, managing over 100 in 3 of them.