Premier League 16/01 Matchday 22: Get the latest Premier League Football previews, injuries and suspensions, H2H stats and the best Premier League betting tips.
Liverpool vs Brentford
Sunday 16 January, 14:00
Brentford travel to Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool look to keep pace with Man City at the top of the Premier League.
Midweek, Liverpool drew 0-0 against ten-man Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Anfield for the first time this season.
On Sunday, Liverpool will host Brentford at Anfield in the Premier League. Having fallen behind in the title race, Liverpool will be wary not to drop any more points if they are to catch Manchester City.
In the Premier League, Liverpool are experiencing a three-game winless streak and are falling further and further out of sight regarding the title race; they are currently in third place and 14 points behind Manchester City with two games in hand.
The Reds’ trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita will remain absent as they participate in the African Cup of Nations.
In midweek, Brentford lost 4-1 at Southampton, and Thomas Frank apologised to travelling Bees fans for his team’s display. Frank’s team have now lost three of their last four games in the Premier League, but they remain comfortably 10 points clear of the relegation zone, with a game in hand.
Brentford have now gone six games without victory away from home in the Premier League – conceding at least two goals on each occasion at an average of over 2.5 per game.
The Bees will be without Frank Onyeka with the midfielder currently on African Cup of Nations duty with Nigeria. Goalkeeper David Raya and Josh Dasilva are long-term absentees for Frank.
The loss of goalkeeper David Raya has been a considerable blow for Brentford, with his replacement Alvaro Fernandez enduring a horrible evening in the 4-1 defeat at St. Mary’s in midweek.
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Liverpool vs Brentford betting tip: To Win Both Halves Liverpool @ 2.90
West Ham United vs Leeds United
Sunday 16 January, 14:00
For the second straight Sunday, Leeds travel to London to play West Ham. Lanzini’s first-half goal and Bowen’s late strike secured David Moyes’ team a 2-0 victory and condemned Leeds to their ninth third-round FA Cup exit in the last 12 years.
West Ham are currently sitting in fourth spot in the Premier League table, 2 points clear of 5th placed Arsenal and 4 points ahead of 6th placed Tottenham.
With the Hammers almost back to full strength and seemingly recovered from a December slump in form, they have a real chance to cement their top-4 status.
West Ham’s rebound is the result of Jarrod Bowen and Manuel Lanzini’s sensational form. The two men have scored six of the team’s last seven goals, and they both scored when the Hammers knocked Leeds out of the FA Cup last week.
West Ham’s defence received a major boost on Wednesday night with fullback Aaron Cresswell returning from a spell on the sidelines.
Moyes holds a unique record against Leeds United, and he may well extend it this Sunday afternoon. In his career, he’s never lost to Leeds United, winning six of his seven matches against them and boasting the best winning percentage among Premier League managers who have faced Leeds at least five times.
Leeds slipped down the Premier League table in 16th spot and are only 8 points clear of 18th placed Burnley despite having played two more games than them.
They have won just 4 games this season and are yet to beat a top-seven team in 2021-22, losing all seven matches by an aggregate score of 26-6.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa could be without 11 players through injury and will definitely be missing Diego Llorente through suspension.
In all competitions Marcelo Bielsa’s side have kept three Premier League clean sheets, and have conceded 21 in their last seven games. This record showcases Leeds defensive struggles, even if the 7-0 loss to Manchester City contributes a third of those goals.
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West Ham United vs Leeds United betting tip: West Ham to Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.30