One of the Premier League’s worst attacks hopes to find its footing against newly-promoted Brentford when Tottenham Hotspur welcomes the Bees to North London on Thursday (start time 2:30 pm ET Thursday.
Tottenham’s played the league’s fewest games by one but its attack has delivered just 11 goals in 12 games despite names like Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
Still, Spurs could move back into a European place with a win, and Antonio Conte’s team did score twice in its last time out (a 2-1 defeat of Leeds United).
Brentford’s red-hot start to life in the PL has cooled off considerably, but the Bees picked up a gritty home win over Everton and can join Spurs on 19 points with a win on Thursday.
Brentford and Spurs have both conceded 17 goals, but the Bees have scored six more goals than their Thursday hosts, which you can check on the English Premier League table.
Tottenham team news, injuries, lineup options
Three Spurs players won’t be available including center-back Cristian Romero and playmaker Giovani Lo Celso. Young Dane Scarlett is also out.
Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options
Some big players are out for Brentford including goalkeeper David Raya and Kristoffer Ajer. Joshua Dasilva and Julian Jeanvier are also out. Mathias Jorgensen could play, while Sergi Canos, Christian Norgaard, and Rico Henry face longer odds to appear at Spurs.
Spurs are favored to get all of the points with a -164 payout, while a draw deals out +300 and a Brentford upset lands +425.
Conte’s known for his complete defense but Romero’s absence looms over this match. So maybe it’ll be an awakened attack and not stifling defense that delivers three points to North London? We’ve got both teams scoring in our minds with Tottenham really coming to life through one Harry Kane. Tottenham 3-2 Brentford.