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Tottenham v Brentford – Preview, Predictions and Best Bets

Tottenham host Brentford in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

Tottenham v Brentford

Tottenham host Brentford in the English Premier League on Wednesday. Spurs are just three points from the top four whilst the Bees are four points above the relegation zone. These sides played out a 2-2 draw when they met on the opening day of the season.

Spurs Form

After a run of four losses in five matches, Spurs hit some strong form to turn their season around. They thrashed Newcastle 4-1, won 2-0 at Nottingham Forest, and beat Everton 2-1 at home. A dire 4-2 loss at Brighton followed as they trailed 4-0.

Successive home wins followed, beating Bournemouth 3-1 in the league and Burnley 1-0 in the FA Cup. A strong comeback saw them draw 2-2 at Man Utd having trailed twice. Their last match saw a 1-0 home loss to Man City in the FA Cup. They were outshot 18-1 and allowed 2.23 xG.

Spurs Team News

Yves Bissouma is unavailable due to the AFCON whilst Pape Sarr will miss this match after Senegal’s elimination on Monday night. Giovani Lo Celso is injured but James Maddison is back from injury and is pushing to start.

Heung-Min Son is away with the Korean Republic so Richarlison will lead the line and Timo Werner will play on the left. Manor Solomon and Ryan Sessegnon are out injured.

Spurs Motivation

Spurs will go all out to win this match as it would see them leapfrog Aston Villa into the top four.

Postecoglou will play a very attacking game as usual and try to score plenty of goals.

Brentford Form

Brentford’s last 11 matches have seen just two wins. Successive losses preceded a 3-1 home win over Luton in early December. The rest of the month was a disaster as they lost five league matches on the bounce with 12 goals conceded.

Since the turn of the year, they have played three times. A 1-1 home draw with Wolves in the FA Cup meant a replay was required. They were beaten 3-2 after extra time at Molineux. When they last played 11 days ago, they eked out a 3-2 home win over Nottingham Forest to end their winless run.

Brentford Team News

Ivan Toney’s return is a huge boost, but Bryan Mbuemo and Kevin Schade are out injured and Yoane Wissa is away on AFCON duty with Congo DR.

Frank Onyeka is away with Nigeria and wingbacks Rico Henry and Aaron Hickey are still out injured. Sergio Reguilon is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Brentford Motivation

The Bees are expected to play a back-five in this match. They will cede the ball to Spurs and look to be very compact.

A draw here would feel like a win. Brentford will play quite directly with a focus on set pieces and counters.

Key Stats

Spurs have won their last 3 home EPL matches (9 goals scored)

The last 3 meetings between these sides have seen Over 3.5 goals

Brentford have lost their last 5 away matches in all competitions

Brentford have lost 6 of their 9 away league matches this season


The Bees are terrible on their travels right now. They will be compact and hard to beat but Spurs should have too much for them overall.

Best Bet: Tottenham win at 1.66

Value Bet: Tottenham win and Both Teams to Score at 2.90

Goalscorer Tip: Richarlison to score anytime at 2.30

James is a football analyst who writes about the tactics of the PSL and English Premier League. He holds the UEFA A coaching licence and has previously worked for several clubs in analysis roles.Twitter:

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