With both Tottenham and Brentford sitting comfortably mid-table, both will be out to strengthen their position when facing off on Thursday. Tottenham find themselves as number 7 in the Premier League with 19 points from their initial 12 matches. As number 12, 3 points behind them, we find Brentford following their first 12 rounds of the season.
Separated only by a narrow margin, a win for Brentford in their upcoming clash in the Premier League will see them swap positions with The Lilywhites.
Tottenham are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Thursday claimed a steady 9 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.9 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 17 goals or an average of 1.7 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 2 times in this run.
Brentford are currently performing rather modestly when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors on Thursday managed a bearable 14 goals in the past 6 outings. That is an average of 1.4 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 16 goals. They claimed 2 clean sheets as they averaged 1.6 against per match. Let's take a look at some betting predictions!
Facts and figures for Tottenham vs Brentford in Premier League.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Tottenham's last 7 of 9 matches;
- Tottenham conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Tottenham's last 2 of 4 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Tottenham's last 4 at home matches in the row.
- Brentford scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Brentford conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Brentford's last 6 of 8 matches;
- Both teams scored in Brentford's last 6 of 8 matches.
Current form — Tottenham v. Brentford
Tottenham hoping to bounce back
It is difficult to point a finger on recent results for Tottenham, as they have performed according to their level. Tottenham have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 0-0 draw with Everton, before claiming 3 points in a 2-1 win against Leeds. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mura.
Brentford in nice flow.
One can't really point a finger on the results for Brentford in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. Brentford have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. First, they went down 1-2 against Norwich, before picking up a 3-3 draw against Newcastle. Their latest match brought a 1-0 win in their encounter with Everton.
Being both the bookmakers favourite at odds 1.60 and with stronger performances lately than Tottenham has put on show, Brentford seems the natural pick. Should you find the price a tad on the low side, perhaps consider adding it to an accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Tottenham v. Brentford — fixture history
With Brentford being new to this division they never played against Tottenham before in Premier League. However, they have previously faced each other in other competitions.
Current table in the Premier League
According to the Premier League table, the difference between the two teams is currently only 3 points. This round 14 clash is of great importance to both teams and their position in the league table. Brentford have an opportunity to catch up with Tottenham, who are currently number 7 on 19 points. However, the hosts will surely try to grab all three points themselves on Thursday, thus extending the lead in the standings.
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg. He is one of The Lilywhites players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 2 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Brentford.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Ivan Toney to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Ivan Toney netted 2 goals for Brentford in their latest matches.