Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Tottenham and Brentford face each other in London in a highly-anticipated local derby. Spurs aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa and a win over Brentford will see them stay in the Conference League berth. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Harry Kane, who scored his 27th goal of the season at the weekend, while all Lloris, Sessegnon, and Bentancur remain on the sidelines with injuries. Both Eric Dier and Japhet Tanganga are major doubts.
The Bees, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over West Ham United. Brentford are enjoying a season to remember, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on Harry Kane and Co. As for the visiting team, all Jansson, Norgaard, and Lewis-Potter remain in the recovery room, while key attacker Ivan Toney should bet fit for the match.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have their history of crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.