Tottenham Vs Brentford Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

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Tottenham Hotspur look to keep their European hopes alive as they welcome Brentford in a Premier League Sunday noon clash.

Tottenham Vs Brentford Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

Tottenham have won six of their last eight league matches at home, while Brentford have suffered defeat in three of their last four away games.

Match preview

Tottenham have endured a miserable away form and it continued last weekend as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.

The result against Aston Villa extended their winless run in the Premier League to seven matches on the road.

Harry Kane’s penalty kick in second-half stoppage time was not enough as goals from Jacob Ramsey and Douglas Luiz helped Villa complete the league double over Spurs.

Interim boss Ryan Mason tagged the Tottenham Hotspur team that faced Villa as lacking “togetherness”.

Tottenham can only manage a sixth-placed in the Premier League this term after battling their way into the top four last season.

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But in-form Brighton & Hove Albion are currently occupy that position with an extra point and two games in hand.

Tottenham might even miss out on European football altogether as they are in seventh place and level on points with eighth-placed Aston Villa.

Defensive weakness have been the major factor in Tottenham’s loss of form this season and they have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 matches.

The last time Tottenham and Brentford met, they both played out a 2-2 draw on Boxing Day and Spurs will want to edge in this encounter.

Tottenham Vs Brentford Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

Brentford on the other hand have managed to secure a top-10 finish for the first time in their history after they won West Ham 2-0 last weekend.

Thomas Frank’s side had no issues coping without the presence of top scorer Ivan Toney, as Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa delivered.

The win against West Ham United saw the Bees move up to 9th position in the 2022/23 English Premier League.

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Brentford are currently four places and seven points better off than last season with two games still to play.

Tottenham Vs Brentford Team News

Tottenham trio Hugo Lloris (hip), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh) and Rodrigo Bentancur (knee) will not feature for the club again this season.

Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga on the other hand are both doubtful after missing the defeat at Aston Villa with knocks.

Emerson Royal could continue at the back, alongside Cristian Romero and Clement Lenglet following Dier’s absence.

Ben Davies is also an option for the interim manager to use should Ivan Perisic be recalled at left wing-back.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp will start together in centre-midfield for the fifth game since Mason took charge.

Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are set to be behind top scorer Kane – who scored against Brentford early this season.

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Ivan Toney will not be playing the match after he was handed an eight-month ban from all football activity after breaching FA betting rules.

Brentford talisman Ivan Toney banned from football worldwide for eight months.

Christian Norgaard (Achilles), Pontus Jansson (hamstring), Keane Lewis-Potter (knee), Thomas Strakosha (calf) will not feature due to injuries.

Probable Lineup

Tottenham Hotspur probable starting lineup:

Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Davies; Kulusevski, Son; Kane

Brentford probable starting lineup:

Raya; Zanka, Mee, Pinnock; Hickey, Onyeka, Jensen, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Wissa

Tottenham Vs Brentford Prediction

Tottenham cannot afford to drop a point with both Brentford and Aston Villa nipping at their heels in the race for a top-seven finish.

Spurs will ensure they win this weekend’s match against Brentford to guarantee them playing in Europe next season.

While The Bees have to cope without their talisman Ivan Toney, Spurs have their own goal machine Harry Kane ready and locked in.

From all of us at Futballnews, we are looking at the visitors frustrating the efforts of the host and the match ending in a 1-1 draw.

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