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Brentford vs Liverpool: Reds to prove cut above Bees

Kick-off: 1730, 25/09/2021

Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Liverpool have got an ominous look about them again this season and it will be a surprise if they don’t brush aside Brentford.

The Bees have already claimed a couple of nice Premier League scalps in Arsenal and Wolves but the Reds are rated on another level.

We’re taking 6/5 for the visitors to prevail by more than one clear goal for our initial Brentford vs Liverpool prediction.

A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds

To give credit where it’s due, Brentford will be delighted with eight points from their first five top-flight fixtures after last weekend’s 2-0 win at Wolves.

Ivan Toney was the star of the show, earning and scoring a 28th-minute penalty before teeing up Bryan Mbeumo for the second soon after.

He also had two goals disallowed for offside and handball respectively in the opening period.

“Ivan’s performance, it’s maybe the best I’ve ever seen from a striker,” defender Kristoffer Ajer said.

“He kept the ball up there, he won every single duel, he scored, had an assist, he was fantastic in his performance.”

Tuesday’s 7-0 EFL Cup romp versus Oldham maintained the momentum, with Finland forward Marcus Forss hitting four goals.

If the Bees aren’t overawed by this occasion, they should have their moments on home turf.

However, their opponents have only conceded one goal in five league games this term, when drawing with fellow high-flyers Chelsea.

We’re sticking with the Reds to prove a class apart and like 27/20 for an away win to nil from the Brentford vs Liverpool odds.

Last Brentford EPL line-up: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer, Norgaard, Mbeumo, Baptiste, Vanelt, Canos, Toney.

Shandon Baptiste could return after suspension for Brentford but Mads Sorensen and Josh Dasilva are long-term absentees.

A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds

Liverpool also made smooth progress in the EFL Cup with a much-changed team, with Takumi Minamino netting twice in a 3-0 triumph at Norwich.

Their last two league matches have ended in the same scoreline, cruising past Leeds away and Crystal Palace at home.

That triumph over the Eagles proved fruitful for our followers, as our match preview contained a trio of successful selections.

Last term was an important learning experience for the Reds after overcoming injury adversity to qualify for the Champions League without their three senior centre-backs.

James Milner now believes they have even more in the tank than when they broke their 30-year title drought two seasons ago.

The evergreen veteran said: “You look at this squad and it is more experienced than when we won the title.

“We had the pain of last year but it ended up being a really good year, with what we managed to achieve in the circumstances and coming with that late run.

“But those experiences and feelings, as a group, we have been through them all together and that can only be a good thing.”

Mohamed Salah (4), Sadio Mane (3) and Diogo Jota (2) have all hit the ground running this term and been amongst the goals.

Jota missed a sitter against Palace but can make amends here and 7/2 for him to open the scoring for the third time this term completes our Brentford vs Liverpool betting tips.

Last Liverpool EPL line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Konate, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Milner, Henderson, Jota, Mane, Salah.

Liverpool will be without midfield pair Thiago Alcantara (calf) and Naby Keita (foot).

Additional stats

Last EPL result:

Wolves 0-2 BRENTFORD – Ivan Toney (pen), Bryan Mbeumo

LIVERPOOL 3-0 Crystal Palace – Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita

Head-to-head: Liverpool 4-0 Brentford, Brentford 1-4 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-0 Brentford, Liverpool 2-1 Brentford

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