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Tottenham v Brentford
On Saturday, Tottenham Hotspur will take on Brentford in a 12:30 kick off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With both teams eyeing European qualification, this match promises to be an exciting battle. Let’s delve into the key details and analyse the teams’ recent form and player dynamics.
Tottenham Hotspur’s recent form has left much to be desired, as they have managed just one win in their last six Premier League matches. Limping towards the end of the season, their defeat against Aston Villa showcased their offensive struggles, failing to register a single shot on target in the first half. Despite a late equaliser being ruled out, they succumbed to a 2-1 loss. With their hopes of a top-four finish dashed, Tottenham now face the risk of missing out on European football altogether next season.
Nevertheless, Tottenham will draw confidence from their impressive home record against Brentford. The Spurs have won their last three home head-to-head encounters with Brentford, all by a 2-0 scoreline. In fact, Tottenham’s last home defeat in this fixture dates back to November 1905, a remarkable record that they will be eager to maintain.
Brentford, on the other hand, have enjoyed a sensational campaign in just their second season in the Premier League. Manager Thomas Frank praised his team’s “incredible achievement” of securing a top-ten finish, emphasizing their excellent record in London derbies. The Bees are undefeated in their last eight league matches against London-based opponents, winning four and drawing four. With the possibility of qualifying for European competition still alive, Brentford will be determined to finish their away league campaign on a high note.
However, Brentford’s recent away form raises concerns. They have managed just one win in their last five Premier League road fixtures, suffering three defeats during this period. Furthermore, the absence of striker Ivan Toney, who starts an eight-month ban for breaching the FA’s betting rules, presents a significant setback for the Bees. Toney’s goal-scoring prowess will be sorely missed as they aim to secure victory in their final away league game.
Tottenham v Brentford Team News
Tottenham’s Yves Bissouma could feature as he continues his comeback from a long-term ankle injury. Clement Lenglet is expected to retain his place in defence alongside Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero, following his start against Aston Villa.
For Brentford, the absence of Ivan Toney due to an eight-month ban leaves a void in their attack.