Brentford vs Liverpool prediction
Brentford is having a strong season. This is their best performance since returning to the Premier League 2 years ago.
After a run of good results, they sit 9th in the pre-round standings, 6 points adrift of the Top 5.
A lot of credit for this achievement of theirs goes to their leader in the attack Ivan Tawney .
He also did well in his side's win against West Ham last round, registering a goal and an assist.
But at the same time, he suffered a knee injury. Which could rule him out for today's game.
After 4 consecutive wins in the league, the mood in the Liverpool camp should be as high as possible.
And Jurgen Klopp knows how to set his side up for further success when Brentford face a difficult away game in their first game of 2023.
The fact is, however, that defensive play is a very weak element of Klopp's machine.
Poole has now kept a clean sheet for 6 matches in a row. In 5 of them, the "over 3 goals + goal/goal" option was available.
Brentford has similar football statistics. And often in their meetings we witness exchanged goals.
Therefore, my prediction today is that both teams will score and there will be at least 4 goals in the match.
And if Ivan Touni manages to recover from his injury, it's no wonder he will write his name among the top scorers again.
Brentford - statistics and info
Brentford put in a fine performance during the Premier League festive season.
And they got away dry from the two London derbies they were involved in.
First, they recorded a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham.
As such, it was the game that I can safely say that the Bees missed the win.
After leading 2-0 early in the second half.
Then Thomas Frank's players won the visit of West Ham 0-2 in the New Year's round.
The Dane did not hide his joy after the match.
And just recently he was rewarded with a new contract by the club management because of the good games that his team is showing.
With these two positive results, Brentford's unbeaten streak in the Premier League grew to 5 games in a row (2-3-0).
They haven't had such a long streak since way back in 1939 when they went 6 straight games without defeat.
Liverpool - statistics and info
" If you can't be good, be lucky. "
It's a phrase that certainly applied to Liverpool on Friday night.
When they did a complete turnaround to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield.
Thanks to two rather fortuitous own goals by Wat Face.
The Leicester footballer was perhaps the unhappiest man on Earth at the time.
Because his two own goals came within just 7 minutes at the end of the first half.
But while happy, it was the Merseysiders' 4th win in a row in the Premier League.
Thanks to the 3 points gained from this victory, Jurgen Klopp's players climbed to 6th place in the standings.
And so they moved to within 2 points of 4th placed Tottenham before the start of this round's matches.
There is one interesting stat that might concern Reds fans.
It shows that January is the month in which they play the weakest under Jurgen Klopp.
Since he has been in charge, Poole has won just 23 of the 49 games played in the first month of the year.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: Paradise; Zanka, Mee, Pinnock; Rørslev, Dasilva, Jensen, Norgaard, Henry; Mbeumo, Visa
Injured: Ajer, Baptiste, Hickey, Tawney (questionable)
Lineups: Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dyck, Tsimikas; Thiago, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Nunes, Carvalho
Injured: Arthur, Jota, Diaz, Jones
League standings and form