This one is shaping up to be a David and Goliath story of astronomical proportions. Brentford have returned after 74 years to the Premier League – that’s a few decades before the moon landing. Meanwhile, Liverpool has remained one of the Premier Leagues most decorated teams for decades.
You may think this investigation – and my Premier League betting tips – may not be fit for the investigation of my highly decorated cyberspace fleet. However, look a little closer and you’ll see a fascinating contest between a determined underdog who has already proven themselves a giant killer and one of the greatest juggernauts the top flight of English football has ever known.
I don’t think the Bees could have hoped for a better return to the Premier League than their stunning 2-0 victory over Arsenal. It was a great performance all round, from the opening goal by Canos to the skillful saves of David Raya. Their dual draw follow-ups against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa may not quite have carried that momentum like fans wanted. However, they certainly did enough to put the major players in the league on notice, with only their 1-0 loss to Brighton truly feeling like a total letdown.
Brentford proved they have the ability to sting top sides yet again with a smooth, assured 2-0 victory over Wolves. But do they have enough venom to again take it to one of England’s very best?
The thing about being a superstar like Liverpool is that they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Cynics barely seemed to register the ease of which they vanquished Norwich and Burnley in their opening contests and instead just focused on how disappointing their match against Chelsea was, which went to a 1-1 stalemate.
Indeed, they were unlucky to lose that match. A Joel Matip and Sadio Mane combo before the break could have easily have won. This was also followed up by stunning performances against Leeds, Crystal Palace and AC Milan in the Champions League. Put simply, don’t forget in all the hype just how amazing this team is.
Generally speaking, I would view it as quite unusual for a couple of teams that first met in 1906 to have only ever faced each other 15 times. It’s less remarkable, however, when you remember that for so long, Brentford were on the outside looking into the top flight, whereas Liverpool have been primetime players for generations.
Considering their last match was in 1989, we’d say that none of these results are that relevant to my Premier League betting tips UK. It was simply so long ago – and the clubs were made up of entirely different people – that I just have to believe it has no bearing on this contest. But, if an edge were to be given, Liverpool won the last two outings 4-0, so it’s fairly clear cut.
The head to head results may be much more obscure than many when it comes to usefulness for Premier League betting tips, but that doesn’t mean they are irrelevant. They certainly are, in my opinion, very interesting. With that in mind, here’s a few of my highlights.
I don’t wish to talk down the achievements of the Bees. Getting here alone is an astounding achievement that will be talked about for generations. That said, they could be in too deep here. My prediction is, therefore, to back the correct score on Liverpool to win 3-0.
Considering all of the positives from Brentford, I’m sure many of you will be wondering why my Premier League betting tips UK are so harsh on them. The answer is twofold. First off, while we have seen really enchanting outings from Brentford, the fact is they’ve not been consistent. Every game has not been like their brilliant opening match against Arsenal. The second point is they’ve not yet had their mettle tested against a team of the calibre of Liverpool.
This is no disrespect to the quality of any of the teams Brentford have faced thus far. It’s just that Liverpool are so good right now, few in the world can stand toe-to-toe with them. We’d have to witness a level of quality from the Bees we’ve never seen before for them to win here. I don’t see that happening, meaning I think that a dominant win for the Reds is likely. My tip is to back a correct score of 3-0 for Liverpool.