Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction

The Premier League has returned and Tottenham Hotspur begins the new season away to Brentford, travelling to the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon with a point to prove. Spurs had a disappointing end to last season, finishing outside of a European spot while having to change manager again, so they’ll be determined to put things right.

It doesn’t help that Harry Kane is on his way to Bayern Munich on the eve of Tottenham’s opening match, so Ange Postecoglou will be without his biggest goal threat and best player for a tricky trip to West London. As for Brentford, the Bees are coming off the back of a great Premier League campaign and have strengthened in the transfer market, so they’ll hope to pick up where they left off.

Brentford took four points off Spurs in 2022/23, drawing 2-2 at home on Boxing Day and winning 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in May, so the Lilywhites will be after revenge. Whether they’ll get a result on the road remains to be seen, however, as the Gtech Stadium isn’t an easy place to come to.

Thomas Frank’s men lost only two games at home last season, beating Manchester United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Liverpool and Manchester City while taking points off Chelsea and Tottenham, so the Bees are 7/4 with Betway To Win against Spurs. Brentford had an outstanding defensive record at home too, conceding less than a goal a game on average, so Tottenham are 8/11 with Boyle Sports to Score Under 1.5 Goals.

Brentford won’t have Ivan Toney (33 PL games, 20 goals, four assists) leading the line, but they still possess a goal threat in Bryan Mbeumo after he contributed 17 goals from 38 league outings last season. The 24-year-old is 7/1 with William Hill to be First Goalscorer and 12/5 with William Hill to Score Anytime. Yoane Wissa might be one to watch for Brentford after having a hand in 10 goals in 2022/23. The 26-year-old is 8/1 with Boyle Sports to be First Goalscorer and 12.5 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime.

Tottenham finished only one place and one point ahead of Brentford in the table last season, suffering more defeats than all but one club in the top half. Spurs had no problem scoring goals (63), but they couldn’t keep them out at the other end (70), so Postecoglou must stem the tide at the back if they’re to be successful.

Tottenham wasn’t too convincing way from home, conceding two goals per game while losing more (8) than they won (6) on the road, but Spurs are 13/8 with SpreadEx To Win against Brentford. Brentford and Tottenham are 27/10 with Matchbook To Draw which seems more likely considering the formbook.

Brentford averaged 1.8 goals per home game in 2022/23 while Spurs averaged 1.8 goals per away game, so Both Teams Score 3/5 with Unibet. Total Goals Over 1.5 is 2/9 with William Hill, but who will be scoring for the Lilywhites in Kane’s absence?

Heung-min Son only scored 10 league goals last season but has contributed 225 goals from 372 games since joining Spurs, so he’s 13/2 with SkyBet to be First Goalscorer and 12/5 with William Hill to Score Anytime.

Prediction: Brentford 1-1 Tottenham

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