Liverpool will try to remain among the teams at the top of the table when it visits newly promoted Brentford on Saturday for an English Premier League clash. Liverpool (4-1-0) appears to be back to the form that saw it win the Champions League in 2018-19 and the league title in 2019-20. It is tied in points this season with Chelsea and Manchester United. Brentford has made a compelling start to its first season in the top flight in 75 years, starting 2-2-1 while conceding just two goals. The fans in Brentford Community Stadium will be boisterous as the Bees try to pull off a stunning upset.
Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Liverpool as the -205 favorite (risk $205 to win $100) in its latest Brentford vs. Liverpool odds, while Brentford is the +600 underdog. A draw is priced at +325, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in any Liverpool vs. Brentford picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to check out what European soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have hauled in stunning profits. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has taken a close look at Brentford vs. Liverpool from every possible angle and just revealed his expert EPL picks and best bets. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several Premier League odds and betting trends for Liverpool vs. Brentford:
- Brentford vs. Liverpool spread: Liverpool -1.5 (+130)
- Brentford vs. Liverpool over-under: 2.5 goals
- Brentford vs. Liverpool money line: Brentford +600, Liverpool -205, Draw +325
- BRE: Ivan Toney had 31 goals and 10 assists last season in the Championship
- LIV: Mohamed Salah has scored 101 goals in the Premier League
Why you should back Liverpool
The Reds were derailed by major injuries last season but managed to finish third, and they are healthy again. Elite defender Virgil Van Dijk was one of the major losses, and Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also were absent from the back line. The Reds have yielded just one goal this season, in a draw with fellow EPL heavyweight Chelsea, and have allowed the fourth-fewest shots (52) and shots on target (15) in the league. Brentford has the second-fewest shots on target (11) in the league, and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is one of the best in the world.
Liverpool also peppers its opponents with shots, leading the league with 125 and putting 38 on net. It is the only team in the league with more than 100 total shots. Those attempts have resulted in 12 goals, with Mohamed Salah (four) and Sadio Mane (three) leading the way. Salah was second in the EPL with 22 last season. Fabinho has returned to his familiar holding role in midfield and has helped the Reds lead the league in possession at 67.8 percent.
Why you should back Brentford
Brentford's fans will be buzzing as the team plays its biggest game since 1947. It opened the season with a surprise 2-0 win against Arsenal and comes in off a 7-0 drubbing of League Two foe Oldham in an EFL Cup game on Tuesday. Marcus Forss, who has played just five minutes in league play, scored four times. Brentford's last league game was a 2-0 win last Saturday against Wolverhampton despite playing a man down for 26 minutes. Brentford has not played a team of Liverpool's quality, but the team is brimming with confidence and will be dreaming big.
Mathias Jensen starred in midfield for the Bees as they held for 73 percent of the League Cup match and outshot Oldham 24-5. Newcomer Yoane Wissa scored twice in that match, but Ivan Toney scored his second goal against Wolves and should continue as the top option. Only Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have allowed fewer goals than Brentford, so the Reds could face a challenge, and goalkeeper David Raya has saved 11 of 13 shots on target.
How to make EPL picks for Brentford vs. Liverpool
Green has looked closely at Saturday's Brentford vs. Liverpool match from all angles, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also has revealed four confident best bets, including one that would pay almost 3-1, and has a complete analysis of this English Premier League match. Green is only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Liverpool vs. Brentford? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Brentford vs. Liverpool match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.