Tottenham v Brentford Betting Tips: Spurs to reach Carabao Cup final?
Can Jose Mourinho end Tottenham’s thirteen-year wait for silverware? Spurs take on Brentford in the Carabao Cup semi-final with a place at Wembley awaiting the winner.
The pressure will be on the north Londoners to beat the Championship side having avoided both Manchester City and Manchester United, who play in the other semi-final on Wednesday.
Brentford will kick-off as underdogs, but the Bees will carry a threat of their own having already knocked out Premier League opposition in the shape of Newcastle United, Fulham, West Brom and Southampton in earlier rounds.
You can watch the action unfold at 19:45pm on Sky Sports at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and we’ve got all the latest odds, team news and more below….
Spurs come into the game on the back of a much needed victory over Leeds United, but The Bees will be hoping to have benefited from their recent postponement against Bristol City in order to prepare for tonight’s clash which has seen them win five of their last six matches in all competitions.
Tottenham kick-off as 4/9 favourites to win the match and 2/11 to qualify. Meanwhile, Brentford are 10/3 to reach the Carabao Cup final and 13/2 to win the match in 90 minutes.
Thomas Frank’s side will by hoping to add another Premier League feather to their Carabao Cup cap as they visit a Spurs side who had won only one of their last five matches in all competitions before their win at the weekend.
Following a hectic festive schedule, both teams will be doing all they can to avoid extra-time and penalties. A draw is 7/2.
Spurs and Brentford average over two goals per game this season and over 2.5 goals is 3/5. Both teams to score is 5/6.
Tottenham are 7/4 to lift the trophy with Brentford 16/1 outsiders to go all the way to winning the Carabao Cup this season.
Jose Mourinho will continue to rotate his squad and he tries to balance the workload of his players who have featured in their busy Premier League, Europa League and cup exploits this season.
Dele Alli is among a number of Spurs players who will be hoping for an opportunity to impress on Tuesday night.
Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Moura could all be brought into starting XI tonight, with Davinson Sanchez likely to replace either Toby Alderweireld or Eric Dier in the centre of defence.
Giovani Lo Celso and Gareth Bale remained sidelined through injury, and Matt Doherty will miss be suspended following his red card against Leeds United. Serge Aurier is expected to replace him at right-back.
For Brentford, Frank could opt for the same side that started their win over Bournemouth last time out.
Tariqe Fosu-Henry is competing with Sergi Canos for a place on the left flank with Ivan Toney set to lead the line in attack for The Bees.
Harry Kane is 23/10 to score first with the England striker 3/1 to score two or more in the match. Carlos Vinicius is 10/11 to score anytime with Son Heung-min 5/6 to score anytime for Spurs.
For the visitors, Ivan Toney is 5/1 to break the deadlock in the semi-final with Marcus Forss 15/2 to score anytime for the Championship side.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
When: 19:45pm, Tuesday 5th January
How to watch: Sky Sports Football
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.