Two surging teams clash on Saturday when Brentford hosts Liverpool in what promises to be a very entertaining Premier League Matchday 6 game. Brentford is coming off an impressive 2-0 road win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday while Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at home last Saturday. Brentford is in ninth place in the Premier League standings with eight points in five games while Liverpool leads the Premier League with 13 points in five games as we go to press on September 18.
The player to watch in this game is Mohamed Salah. Former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia recently backed Salah to improve his goalscoring record at Liverpool further this season: “He is becoming more and more important. He knows where he has to be. I think we can see a different Salah at the moment.” Salah has been on fire, with three goals and two assists in four Premier League games this season and he can be a difference-maker on Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Brentford: 6.80
• Liverpool: 1.45
• Draw: 4.70
• Brentford: +1, +1.5 (1.92)
• Liverpool: -1, -1.5 (2.01)
• Over 2.5, 3 (1.90)
• Under 2.5, 3 (2.00)
Key Points to Consider
Last 5: Brentford, coming off a 2-0 road win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, have 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 5 Premier League games. Liverpool, coming off a 3-0 home win against Crystal Palace last Saturday, have 4 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses in their last 5 Premier League games.
Momentum: Liverpool has been on an upward trend — with 4 wins in their last 5 Premier League games.
Head-to-Head: This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
For Brentford, Ivan Toney has a 22.32 percent chance to score. He averages 2.31 shots overall per sim, 1.13 shots on goal per and 0.25 goals per sim.
For Liverpool, Mohamed Salah has a 60.82 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 3.02 shots overall per sim, 1.77 shots on goal per and 0.95 goals per sim.
Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Liverpool in this one. Average score in simulations is Liverpool 2.63 to Brentford 0.73.