Tottenham Hotspur will visit the Brentford Community Stadium for their fixture against Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday. Thomas Frank’s side kept up their strong run of form with a 2-1 success over Watford last time out, while Antonio Conte’s men went down 0-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Brentford are presently 12th in the league, and a win might move them up to ninth. Pontus Jansson and Christian Norgaard scored as Brentford won their fifth game in a row, away against Watford. Thomas Frank’s team has been in good form recently, having won four of their past five games. They will attempt to carry that momentum into Saturday’s encounter against Tottenham. Taking 15 points from the previous 18 available in the Premier League has seen Brentford firmly secure their mid-table position, with the Bees sitting 12th in the standings and only two points away from Leicester City and a spot in the top 10.
Rico Henry generated the highest xT from his passes against Watford but struggled to make the right pass at times when he got into threatening positions. Eriksen generated an xT of 0.36 from his passes and also provided an assist for Brentford’s winner.
Brentford have now scored eight goals in their last three games and have been in good form inside the final third. They have generated a high xT from the attacks they have made from the right flank, as seen in the above visual. Mathias Jensen has generated the highest threat from his set-pieces.
Brentford will be without Sergi Canos, Zanka, Ethan Pinnock, and Frank Onyeka due to injury.
Tottenham, on the other hand, are currently fourth in the table, tied with Arsenal on points. Antonio Conte’s team is coming off a 0-1 defeat to Brighton last time out and will be looking to bounce back with a win against Brentford on Saturday. Tottenham Hotspur have key six Premier League matches coming up as they look to maintain their position in fourth place on the standings.
The xG timeline from the Tottenham’s previous game against Brighton indicates that the Spurs failed to replicate the goal-scoring form against the Seagulls. They failed to have a single shot on target and were outplayed by Brighton. Their opponents had a higher number of shots on goal and also generated a better xG.
Heung-Min Son has been Tottenham’s highest threat creator as he has generated an overall xT of 6.584 so far. Spurs have been highly threatening from the attacks they have attempted from the right flank as they have had higher xT creation zones on the right.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have no new injury concerns following their 1-0 loss to Brighton. Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty, and Oliver Skipp are all out due to injuries.
Both teams have been in terrific form recently. Brentford are full of confidence after three straight Premier League victories. Tottenham, on the other hand, will be eager to go back to winning ways as the chase for the top four heats up.
Brentford predicted starting lineup:
Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Sorensen, Henry; Janelt, Norgaard, Eriksen; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.
Tottenham Hotspur predicted starting lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.