Premier League title contenders Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites ahead of their league encounter with London team Brentford who were one of the three new teams in the English top flight. Brentford secured promotion by beating Welsh team Swansea City in the final of the Championship playoffs, while Norwich City and Watford had earlier bagged the two automatic slots.
Brentford would be guests of Liverpool in the Premier League this week and the hosts are the favourites according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites. The Reds have a date with Arsenal at home in the first leg of theirCarabao Cup semi-final tie before the Brentford game at the weekend. The Carabao Cup game between Liverpool and Arsenal is scheduled to take place on Thursday night and the Gunners are the underdogs according to the soccer betting odds from soccer betting sites.
Liverpool are contesting the Premier League title with both defending champions Manchester City and Chelsea. The Reds are presently third on the log behind Chelsea and leaders Manchester City though they have a game in hand on the top two teams. The game in hand is a home clash with Leeds United. As things stand, Liverpool trail Chelsea by two points and Manchester City by eleven points.
The Reds will move above Chelsea into second spot and behind City if they win their game in hand. A win over Leeds United at home will take them within eight points of Manchester City at the summit.
Liverpool need to capitalise on the fact that the top two teams namely Manchester City and Chelsea are facing each other in the league this weekend by getting the three points against Brentford. The recent run of three league games without a win has left Liverpool with a lot of work to do to close the gap on City.