Kick-off: 1945, 05/01/2021
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Brentford have beaten four Premier League teams in the EFL Cup but may struggle to get past a determined Tottenham outfit in Tuesday’s semi-final.
Spurs have a clear edge in quality and Jose Mourinho always takes this competition seriously, having lifted the trophy with Chelsea and Manchester United.
We’re taking Evens for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Tottenham vs Brentford prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham managed to knock out a near-full-strength Chelsea on penalties, despite that game being one of four in eight days, including Europa League action and a top-flight trip to Old Trafford.
Gareth Bale, Ben Davies and Harry Kane netted in a 3-1 quarter-final triumph at Stoke, so it is safe to assume Mourinho will field a strong line-up.
Spurs will have taken plenty of confidence from Saturday’s 3-0 drubbing of Leeds, which ended a four-match winless run in the Premier League, and look well placed to progress.
“It was a good performance, where strategically the players understood how to close the door to the danger and how to explore some fragilities in the way Leeds play that can be exposed,” Mourinho told Spurs TV.
The manager added: “We could have scored more goals…We had good scoring opportunities, good shooting positions.
“That pleases me also, because I want the team to play with this kind of dynamic. I want more goals.”
Mourinho is keen not to rely too heavily on deadly duo Kane and Son Heung-min up front, so Carlos Vinicius could come in for this tie.
The Brazilian has scored three times in his last two Europa League starts and 14/5 for him to net last here appeals from the Tottenham vs Brentford odds.
A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds
Brentford have claimed the scalps of Southampton, West Brom, Fulham and Newcastle so far, plus they are going well in the Championship.
The Bees are unbeaten in their last 15 games in that division, with a 2-1 triumph over Bournemouth making it four straight wins in all competitions.
With Saturday’s league game against Bristol City called off due to coronavirus issues, Thomas Frank’s side should be well rested for this contest.
Frank said of last season’s play-off losers: “We are humble and we rely on togetherness, because no team in the world will achieve anything if they are not together.
“This group of players have been together for one-and-a-half years now. They had a fantastic season last time and were unlucky, but they are more experienced now individually and as a group and it shows in their performances.”
The Bees have failed to score in only one of their last 11 fixtures and created a host of chances versus Newcastle last month, so they will hope to make their presence felt when making this short trip across London.
However, Spurs have the firepower to prevail and 10/1 for a 3-1 scoreline is added to our Tottenham vs Brentford betting tips.
TOTTENHAM 3-0 Leeds – Harry Kane (pen), Son Heung-min, Toby Alderweireld
BRENTFORD 2-1 Bournemouth – Henrik Dalsgaard, Tarique Fosu-Henry
Head-to-head: Tottenham 2-0 Brentford, Brentford 0-0 Tottenham
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