(Assist: Mathias Jensen)
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(Assist: Trent Alexander-Arnold)
Both Brentford and Liverpool will look to make a good start to 2023 when they face off at the Brentford Community Stadium in what will be an interesting Premier League fixture on Monday night. Brentford have started to make themselves a household in the Premier League in their second top-flight campaign after a 74-year absence. They have managed to build on their sensational opening season and are currently 10th-placed in the standings with 23 points from 17 games. They drew 2-2 with Tottenham at home, before beating West Ham 2-0 on the road after World Cup break and will look to maintain the momentum at the start of 2023. Last season they held Liverpool to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Community Stadium and will be hoping for similar performance. Liverpool have had their fair share of disappointments this season and having tipped to be a strong contender for the title before the start of the campaign, they only currently sit six, 15 points off Arsenal at the summit after 16 games. Before the World Cup, the Reds had found their stride picking up back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Southampton. They continued the form after the break with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa and a 2-1 win over Leicester last time out. They will want to maintain the run as they seek to continue climbing the table with only four points keeping them outside the top four. The Bees are a tough side to beat at home though and Liverpool should on top of their game.
Brentford vs Liverpool head to headBoth sides have met in two encounters since 2021 with Liverpool winning once and they shared the spoils in the match.
- Liverpool 3-0 Brentford 16/01/2022
- Brentford 3-3 Liverpool 25/09/2021
- West Ham 0-2 Brentford
- Brentford 2-2 Tottenham
- Brentford 2-2 Wolfsburg
- Brentford 1-3 Celta Vigo
- Man City 1-2 Brentford
- Liverpool 2-1 Leicester
- Aston Villa 1-3 Liverpool
- Man City 3-2 Liverpool
- Liverpool 4-1 Milan
- Liverpool 1-3 Lyon
Brentford team newsThe Bees will be without Kristoffer Ajer, Shandon Baptiste, Thomas Strakosha, Aaron Hickey, Frank Onyeka and Ivan Toney due to injuries.
Liverpool team newsLiverpool will be without Luis Diaz, Arthur Melo, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Roberto Firmino and James Milner due to injuries, while Harvey Elliot, Andy Robertson and Fabinho are doubts.
Prediction and odds
- Double chance: X2
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5