The EPL returns after a month and a half. The program for Week 17 of the English Premier League opens with the London derby. The match between Brentford and Tottenham takes place on December 26 at the Brentford Community Stadium in London.
The London club went into the international break, sitting in 10th position in the standings, just 3 points behind the Eurocup zone. It should be noted that Thomas Franco’s charges managed to beat Manchester City in their previous match, not just anyone, but on their own field (2-1). Before that, Brentford were unbeaten for 4 games in the league (3 draws and 1 defeat). In the EPL the team has a series of three matches without defeat (1 win and 2 draws). In the current draw Brentford has lost in the home walls only in a duel with Arsenal, with 3 wins and 3 draws.
Antonio Conte’s side were able to break down Leeds in a spectacular home game last round, outscoring them 4-3. It was the second time this season that Tottenham had conceded three goals in a single league game. The team has a total of 21 conceded goals after 15 games. In the last 10 years, only in the 2019/20 season did the Londoners concede more in that stretch of the championship – 23 goals. “Tottenham” in the last 10 games of the APL is without draws, having won in 6 meetings and lost 4 more times.
“Tottenham” will have a lot of players after the World Cup, with many in different moods after the Mundial. Antonio Conte’s charges are still in 4th place, and the lag from third-placed Newcastle is only 1 point. The team has three matches ahead of them against the opponents, who are still close to the middle of the standings. There’s a good chance to go higher.
The history of confrontations between these rivals is insignificant, in the APL the teams have played between them only 2 meetings, in which last season Tottenham won at home with a score of 2-0, and at the Brentford Community was recorded a draw 0-0.”Brentford” is very good at home, it will be difficult to beat even “Tottenham”.
The home side are scoring an average of 2 goals per game in the current league. We should also note the game of “Tottenham” away – in the previous 9 games in the APL the team failed to score only 1 time.