Tottenham Hotspur vs. Brentford Preview
Both teams face each other having difficulties with the squad. While Tottenham waits for Yves Bissouma to come back from the African Cup, Brentford lack several key defensive personalities - Aaron Hickey and Rico Henry. Unlike Brentford, Tottenham has tournament motivation, moreover they are playing at their home stadium, where Spurs traditionally play well. The duel between Andre Postecoglou and Thomas Frank is going to be interesting and it is likely that it will end similarly to the result of the first round (2:2).
Tottenham Hotspur Preview
The hosts are only 3 points away from the second position, and the championship leader Liverpool is not so far away. Moreover, Postecoglou has a good selection of players. The key issue that may bring trouble to Tottenham is the absence of Bissouma (African Cup of Nations) who became a key player in the midfield. It is expected that Rodrigo Bentacur and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will play, but both of the lack the qualities of Bissouma, since Bentacur has just returned from the serious injury, while Højbjerg is a rare pick for the coach this season. This is the key area to worry about, while the defensive and attacking potential of Spurs are still on the high level.
Brentford is currently in 14th spot and is not looking to climb up to European Championship spots; rather Thomas Frank’s main goal is to retain its spot in the Premier League for the next season. The main advantage of Brentford is the comeback of fans-favourite forward Ivan Toney, who has already scored in the last game. The Bees do not have well-positioned defence (33 conceded goals), they got only one win in last ten Premier League matches. Frank’s team also do not play well against top teams (lost to Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool), thus, the chances against coherent Tottenham are not evident.
Betting Tips for Tottenham Hotspur vs. Brentford
Tottenham to Win
Under Postecoglou's management, Spurs had one of the best starts this season. Even after several drawdowns in the midseason, the team looks decent and coherent. Moreover, Tottenham looks solid on the homeground, securing three wins in a row in the Premier League. The difference in class between teams will probably play a decisive role in this match and for now, Spurs look better positioned to grab three points. William Hill evaluates this Tottenham Hotspur vs. Brentford tip with odds of 1.60.
Both to Score and Total Over 2.5
Both of the teams do not play well in the defence. Given the mentioned midfield problems of Spurs and badly structured Brentford defence, it is evident that the match will be full of moments. Moreover, Brentford has a 12-match long run without a clean sheet, having more than 2 goals in 6 games in a row. Tottenham also does not impress, having conceded in 10 out of 11 last Premier League matches. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Brentford odds for this outcome are 1.84 as per Parimatch.
Richarlison & Ivan Toney Over 2 Shots On Target Combined
Both of the strikers face the second half of the season with high hopes. After dealing with mental problems, Richarlison is back on track and Spurs fans can see the real Brazilian in front of the opponents goal, with regular shots, goals and action. Moreover, Werner’s loan with his brilliant assisting capabilities has already proven in a clash with Manchester United. Ivan Toney, after coming back from the ban, has already proven valuable for the current squad firing a free-kick in his first match. Toney is one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premier League and is hungry for moments after months of ban. William Hill evaluates this Tottenham vs. Brentford prediction with the odds of 1.81.
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