Brentford vs Tottenham: Preview, Team News, Prediction And Head to Head

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Brentford vs Tottenham: The two London sides return to on-field action when they meet in the Premier League on December 26, 2022, after the conclusion of the World Cup in Qatar.

Harry Kane reacts after failing to go past David Raya

It is the first meeting this season, as Tottenham is set to close the gap between itself and the other top four teams and be in title contention early next year.

The last meeting between these two teams ended in a goalless draw.

Heung Min Son celebrates after scoring

Match Preview 

Antonio Conte has pulled down the downgrading of his team and told the press that his team is ready to win the Premier League.

Tottenham and Brentford players in action

Before the World Cup, Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to defeat Leeds United 4-3. The Conte side has always been one goal behind in the last eight matches.

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Tottenham players celebrate after scoring a goal

They struggled to defeat Bournemouth and have not been perfect defensively.

Tottenham were a superior team when they faced Motherwell in the mid-season friendly match, but they played a 1-1 draw with OGC Nice with Matt Doherty scoring three goals in those matches in the absence of Harry Kane, Heung Min Son, and Richarlison.

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Tottenham Hotspurs are currently in the fourth position on the Premier League table, three points ahead of Manchester United having played a game more.

With three wins from six matches, Conte knows his team has to be consistent to have a chance of playing in the Champions League next season.

Brentford gave Manchester City a run for their money following the famous 2-1 victory over the champions, with Ivan Toney scoring twice.

However, the team seemed poor in the mid-season friendlies, losing two and drawing one.

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Heung Min Son under pressure from Brentford player

Brentford manager Thomas Frank had assembled a squad that could cause havoc at any time.They defeated Manchester United 4-0, played a goalless draw against Chelsea, and are capable of getting all three points against Tottenham.

Team News

Brentford manager Frank is hopeful that five of his first-team players will be available for the game. Brentford Kristoffer Ajer, Aaron Hickey, Pontus Jansson, Thomas Strakosha, and Shandon Baptiste are working towards making sure they are fit for the match.

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Heung Min Son tries to dribble pass Brentford defenders

Tottenham are expected to be without Richarlison, who will be out for at least a month, and Rodrigo Bentacur, who suffered a groin injury.

Djed Spence and Oliver Skipp are already out of the game due to viruses. Christian Romero, who was in the heart of Argentina’s defense that won the World Cup, is also out.

Tottenham’s first choice goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, has not returned to the training ground. Heung Min Son and Ryan Sessegnon will compete in the match.

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Harry Kane tries the acrobatic kick against Brentford

Prediction

Brentford is a strong team, and since they returned to the Premier League, the Bees have been performing exceptionally well. The advantage they have over Tottenham is the non-availability of first-team players.

Brentford 2:1 Tottenham

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Brentford vs Tottenham: Two players struggling to get to the ball

Head to Head

Out of 44 matches, Brentford had won six, drawn 14, and lost 24 matches against Tottenham.

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