If the Premier League’s expected points totals aligned its true table, No. 4 Brentford would be hosting No. 2 Liverpool in a seismic tilt on Saturday (start time 12:30pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Alas, the Bees boast two draws and a loss from their five matches while Liverpool’s dropped points just once, a draw.
The Reds have conceded just one goal this season, while Brentford’s been nearly as stingy. Liverpool, however, also boasts firepower with the Premier League’s best expected goals total and second-highest actual goals.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brentford vs Liverpool.
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Brentford team news, injuries, lineup
The Bees are without three: Shandon Baptiste (suspension), Mads Sorensen (knee), and Joshua Dasilva (hip).
🚨 𝙏𝙀𝘼𝙈 𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎 🚨
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) September 25, 2021
Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup
Liverpool is missing Harvey Elliott (ankle), Thiago Alcantara (calf), Naby Keita (ankle), and Neco Williams (ankle).
🟡 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 🟡
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 25, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
A Brentford win delivers +575 compared to +325 for a draw. It’s little surprise that Liverpool’s hot start and reputation have it at -209 to win.
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This just might present the opportunity for a surprise result, if Brentford can find the back of the net. Can the Bees also manage to keep Liverpool off the board at a raucous home ground? Ehhhhh…. Brentford 1-2 Liverpool.
How to watch Brentford vs Liverpool live, stream and start time
Kick off: 12:30pm ET Saturday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Stream: Online via NBCSports.com