The EFL Cup semi-finals light up the New Year with Tottenham continue their search for their first silverware of 2020-21. The side welcomes Brentford at New Tottenham Stadium on Tuesday with a kickoff at 10:45 pm.
Spurs returned to the Premier League’s top four on Saturday after a heavy victory against Leeds United. The Bees hold the fourth spot in the Championship after their fixture with Bristol City was postponed.
With nine games in the Europa League down the line this season for Tottenham, Jose Mourinho will feel that his side already has gotten the gist of enough matches since the beginning of September.
However, the Premier League side only needs to come through two wins to reach this EFL Cup stage. It is three games less than their opponents. Spurs edged passed Chelsea on penalties and outclassed Stoke City.
The Bees needed penalties to register a win over Wycombe Wanderers and West Brom along the way. However, overcoming Southampton, Fulham and Newcastle mean they stand a solid chance against Spurs.
Thomas Frank’s side has not been defeated in any competition since a 3-2 reverse fixture at Stoke City on October 24. It is a running span that counts to 16 encounters. The side’s weekend clash with Bristol City was cancelled thus given them extra free days to prepare for the match this Tuesday fully.
Tottenham vs Brentford Head to Head
Both sides are yet to meet at this stage of the competition, hence marks their first-time encounter. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 3-0 Leeds
Wolves 1-1 Tottenham
Stoke City 1-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 0-2 Leicester City
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Brentford 2-1 Bournemouth
Cardiff City 2-3 Brentford
Brentford 1-0 Newcastle
Brentford 3-1 Reading
Watford 1-1 Brentford
Tottenham Spurs Team News
Dele Alli will be looking to get an opportunity to star for the side with rumors of a January move. Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Mourra could all be brought into the team with Davidson Sanchez replacing Tober Alderweireld or Eric Dier. Giovani Lo Celso and Gareth Bale remain sidelined through injury.
Brentford Team News
Without any injury concerns for the side, Frank could start with the same starting XI which begun with the win over Bournemouth on December, 30. Sergi Canos is getting a lot of competition from Tariqe Fosu-Henry on the left flank.
Prediction and Odds
With a break received over the break, we expect Brentford to come out all-firing against their opponents.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 1.5