Sports Mole reviews Monday’s Premier League match between Brentford and Tottenham Hotspur, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Both Brentford And the Tottenham Hotspur He will look to build on his Premier League victories last time when they meet at Brentford Community Stadium on Monday afternoon.
Brentford scored a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in their last league match on November 12, while Tottenham beat Leeds United 4-3 in their last match before the World Cup season stopped.
Brentford’s victory over Manchester City last time out was somewhat overlooked, with focus shifting to the World Cup after the final set of matches, but it was an impressive result for the Premier League. Thomas FrankThe side that got all points courtesy of the 98th minute winner Evan Tony.
The result moved the Bees to 10th in the table, picking up 19 points from their first 15 games of the 2022-23 season thanks to a record of four wins, seven draws and four defeats.
Only Newcastle United (one), Manchester City (two) and Arsenal (one) have lost fewer Premier League games than Brentford this season, and it looks like they will once again have enough to avoid a Premier League relegation battle.
The Bees announced on Saturday that Frank has signed a new five-year contract until June 2027, which is certainly an exciting time for the football club, as they look to move in the right direction.
Brentford had not actually beaten Tottenham since March 1948, although the two sides had only met twice in the Premier League, with points shared in a goalless draw in their last meeting at Brentford Community Ground in April.
Meanwhile, Tottenham were involved in a seven-goal thriller with Leeds in the Premier League before the season was halted for the World Cup.
Leeds led 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 at Tottenham Hotspur, but Tottenham managed to turn the game around, with Rodrigo Bentancourt He scored two goals in the final ten minutes to secure a 4-3 win Antonio Conteside.
The result left Tottenham in fourth place in the table, three points behind fifth-placed Manchester United, who have a match in hand, and one point behind third-placed Newcastle United.
Tottenham have had their problems this season, but sit firmly at the table at this stage of the proceedings and will now look to win their next three league games against Brentford, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace before welcoming Arsenal back. North London derby on January 15th.
Tottenham are one of a number of teams that have had a lot of personnel at the World Cup, but Conte will demand players involved in the competition hit the ground running on Monday afternoon.
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Brentford boss Frank revealed this Pontus anise He is now available for selection after being missing since the beginning of October due to a hamstring problem.
But, Aaron HickeyAnd the Thomas Strakosha And the Christopher Eger They remain on the sidelines despite making progress recovering from their injuries.
Frank could pick the same player who took to the pitch to the first whistle against Man City last time Tony is set to appear despite being hit with a string of accusations by the Football Association for alleged breaches of betting rules.
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Conte has already confirmed this Fraser Forrester He will start between the sticks against Brentford, with Hugo Lloriswho participated in the World Cup Final with France, and appeared on the bench.
Ivan Perisic He’s back in training and can start, however Christian Romerowho helped Argentina win the World Cup, will not be available for this match.
Richardson And Bentancur they are definitely out of the competition, while Ryan Sessegnon Doubt remains.
But, Harry Kane And the Son Heung-min Both must feature in the final third of the field for the North London club.
Possible Brentford lineup:
kingdom; Jorgensen, Pinnock, M.E.; Rasmussen, Onyeka, Janellet, Jensen, Henry; Mbiumu, Tony
Possible line-up for Tottenham Hotspur:
Forester. Dyer, Lenglet, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg; Psoma, Perisic; Kulusevski, Ken, Son
We say: Brentford 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
It is difficult to know exactly what to expect from the next set of Premier League matches due to the unique circumstances surrounding them. Tottenham will, on paper, fancy their chances of winning this game but Brentford have proven difficult to beat this season and we could see them sharing the points in a low-scoring draw.
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