Liverpool vs Brentford Odds Guide, Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks: Goal-Heavy Game?

Ivan ToneyWith just four games to go in this Premier League soccer season, teams cannot afford to drop any more points if they are to reach their respective targets. In the case of Liverpool, recently improved results mean that the Reds retain an outside hope of making the Champions League places.

Saturday’s (12.30pm ET; 5.30pm BST) opponents Brentford have enjoyed another positive campaign in the top flight, and they remain in touch with the minor European slots. There is plenty to play for with two entertaining sides on show, but what will the outcome be? This EPL matchup preview, with its betting predictions and picks, will try to answer that.

With a higher league position and the benefit of home advantage, Liverpool are clear favorites for the win. The odds on the home win with the U.S offshore online sports betting outlets currently stand at 1/2 while the draw is the next available option at 4/1. Victory for Brentford completes the match market at a top price of 11/2.

It has been a busy week for Jurgen Klopp’s side, Liverpool. On Sunday, they edged out Spurs via a 4-3 scoreline in one of the most dramatic games of the entire season. Wednesday night saw the Reds host Fulham and a quieter evening resulted in a 1-0 win.

LFC are now in fifth place in the table with 59 points, and they have picked up 16 points in their last six Premier League soccer matches. Thomas Frank’s Brentford have claimed just seven points in the same period. The Bees are in ninth place with 50 points and their most recent game ended with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. The signs all point to a comfortable 90 minutes for the home side, so let’s now switch to the rest of our regular bets.

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal from the penalty spot in the win over Fulham, and the Egyptian international also hit the target against Spurs last Sunday. He is an obvious choice as favorite to open the scoring against Brentford and Salah heads the first goalscorer market at 15/4.

Liverpool teammates Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota both follow at 5/1, while Cody Gakpo offers a little more value at 6/1. Brentford’s first name in this particular betting market is Ivan Toney at a general 7/1. The England international is the Bees’ leading scorer this season with 21 goals in 34 league games.

In terms of value from behind the main strikers, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold at 20/1 and Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo at 12/1 could be the ones to watch. Both have reasonable records in front of goal and they can be threats from set pieces.

In other prop bets, Both Teams to Score is quoted for Saturday at best odds of 4/6. Anyone considering the ‘no’ bet on BTTS can currently claim a top price of 11/8.

Next is the Total Goals markets where a stake Over the 2.5 line is available at a best of 8/15. Those expecting an attacking and productive 90 minutes at Anfield will find odds of 13/10 in places. In contrast, those who are looking for a quiet afternoon could look to back Under 2.5 goals at a general 6/4.

As for the Correct Score options, the sportsbooks are hinting at a comfortable home win and, if you agree, Liverpool 3 Brentford 1 could be the way to go at 11/1. A 2-1 victory for the away side is quoted at 20/1, while the 2-2 draw can be backed at 16/1.

Our LFC vs Bees Predictions and Betting Picks Verdict for this EPL Soccer Preview

While they remain susceptible to the occasional surprise defeat, Liverpool are now one of the form teams in the English Premier League. They have 16 points from their last six matches and the only side that can beat that record are the leaders Manchester City.

Brentford have enjoyed another positive season: They have never looked in danger of relegation and there has been a chance of claiming one of the minor European places. In recent matches, however, the Bees have lacked their usual sting, and their return of seven points from their last six games is a modest one.

Because Fulham made Liverpool work hard for the points on Wednesday, there is some hope for Brentford fans. There is also the consideration that the Reds have played twice since their opponents took on Nottingham Forest last weekend. Our belief is that Liverpool will win this, but it could be a lot closer than the result market suggests.

We suspect it will be an entertaining afternoon with lots of attacking endeavor, so we’ll start by picking Over 3.5 Goals at those odds of 13/10. While the figures for that particular bet can often be higher, it is a reasonable price for two sides with potent strikers.

Talking of the strikers, this preview will sign off by backing Brentford’s Ivan Toney for an anytime goal. Only Harry Kane and Erling Haaland have hit more Premier League goals this season and his efforts for the Bees have been seriously impressive. Hopefully, Toney will continue his prolific run in a goal-heavy game at Anfield. So these are the predictions and betting picks for this LFC vs Brentford FC EPL soccer matchup preview:

  • Over 3.5 Goals at +122 with Bovada.
  • Ivan Toney to score at any time at best odds of +225 with BetOnline (in their ‘Goals / At Least’ betting lines market ie: to score at least one goal).