Sunday’s programme in England is not the broadest, but it is a curious one. Among others, Liverpool will play at the same time. Brentford come to Anfield – will the newcomer once again be able to cause problems for one of the Premier League giants? The website’s journalists have put together an individual forecast for the match on January 16, 2022. Full statistics and all odds for the match can be found at 1xbet eu.
Liverpool forced to play a tight schedule with a staff shortage
The Merseysiders have once again had a poor winter madness, which is becoming an unpleasant tradition for them. Missed victories against Tottenham in December and Chelsea (and they were 2-0 up!) in January, the defeat to Leicester, whom Salah failed to score a penalty first. All this has created a gap to Manchester City, and van Dijk, for example, simply does not believe that the Citizens will miss out on the title in such circumstances. They should be rested now, especially as there are enough injured and sick, but instead there have been cup fixtures. And with Arsenal on Thursday, playing the lion’s share of the match on the powerplay, they gave away 0-0. The effect is that important players like Salah and Mane (plus Naby Keita) are unavailable at the moment – they’re at CAN.
Brentford are playing quite confidently in their first Premier League season
The Bees, of course, may recall playing in England’s top division – but that was in the middle of the last century, when there was no such thing as the AFL. However, the status of a virtual debutant helped in the beginning: Thomas Franc and his men were underestimated in some respects, and they took advantage of this and got off to a good start at the new level. Then it became more difficult, but they still managed to add to their brackets. And in January, the results were excellent. The Premier League newcomer managed to beat Aston Villa at home. Then they beat Port Vale 4-1 in the cup. And then got the same score from Southampton at St Mary’s. What will the Bees show now, apart from their tendency to produce the most spectacular football?
The only previous encounter between the teams was in September last year. And it was a memorable one for a long time: the clubs alternately led in the score, and ended in a spectacular 3-3 draw.
Quotes paint Liverpool as the clear favorite, but this team has not won much in the winter. Maybe not a repeat of last season’s result, but an extremely promising bet that both clubs will score on Sunday (odds – 2.09) looks very promising.