Tottenham Hotspur have never tasted defeat at the hands of Brentford and as they make the short trip to face Brentford away from home they will be eyeing three points in this London derby. Hosts Brentford went to the World Cup break on a high after beating Manchester City, a result that placed them 10th with 19 points while Tottenham are fourth in the league standings with 29 points. In their last six matches, Brentford have managed just one win, and it was a massive one – against the defending champions. Both sides have scored in four of Brentford’s last five matches, and they have no clean sheet in the last five games. As a result, three of their last five league matches have produced over 2.5 goals though they’ve failed to score in two of their last five league games. Ivan Toney will hope to continue with his pre World Cup form when he scored three times in two matches. Brentford also head into this game unbeaten in their last three league games at home, and have one loss in seven.
Tottenham Hotspur will head into this game having won their last game before the World Cup break. They beat Leeds United 4-3 to end a run of back to back losses but they have three wins in the last five matches. In the last five matches also, Tottenham have conceded two or more goals and in their last four league matches, each has produced over 2.5 goals. Both teams have scored in four of Spurs’ last five league games and they’ve conceded two or more in each of their last five league matches. Away from home, they have one clean sheet in the Premier League and they’ve failed to score in just one of their last five away games.
Clean sheets aren’t common in matches involving these two sides, though head to head, Tottenham have the edge and have never conceded a goal against Brentford. They however have one clean sheet only in the last 10 matches and in their last five in the league, they’ve conceded two or more goals in each. We expect to see end to end action too, this being a London derby so for the Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur game we will back both teams to score.