Brentford vs. Tottenham Betting Tips: Back Kane to score a header against The Bees
Brentford face Tottenham in the first Premier League game since the World Cup on Boxing Day and here at BettingOdds.com we’ve previewed the action and provided you with two data-driven tips.
Brentford’s most recent result before the Premier League was put on hold was arguably their biggest in the club’s history with a 2-1 win away at Manchester City. Thomas Frank has worked wonders at Brentford and his side currently occupy tenth in the table, just three points behind Liverpool in sixth.
Spurs will look for better consistency in the second half of the campaign having lost three of their last five league matches. Antonio Conte’s side were involved in some dramatic high scoring games at the back end of October and into November, with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals landing in all of their last four.
Tottenham are fourth in the table, one point behind Newcastle and eight behind their north London rivals Arsenal who sit pretty at the top of the tree at Christmas.
Most bookmakers have priced Brentford at 3/1 to win the game, with 11/4 on offer for those who fancy the draw. The Bees have beaten some top sides at home over the last 18 months and a win for Spurs looks a little short in our opinion at around 17/20 with most firms.
Brentford vs Tottenham Tips
The first selection we have picked out for this lunchtime kick-off is for Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo to record 2+ shots and 1+ shot on target which can be backed at 11/10 with either Paddy Power or Betfair.
Brentford held Tottenham to a goalless draw in this fixture last season in a game which saw Bryan Mbeumo let off five shots. The Frenchman averaged 2.2 shots per game in Brentford’s first season back in the big time and this term he is averaging slightly less at 1.9 per game.
This bet for Mbeumo to have 2+ shots with 1+ on target has landed in nine of his 15 league starts this season, giving appeal to the 11/10 on show.
We’ve also picked out another selection focussing on Tottenham’s Harry Kane. After the World Cup heartbreak from 12 yards against France, Kane will be keen to get back to business for Spurs and put those memories behind him.
Bet365 have 10/1 on offer for Kane to score a header on Boxing Day and it’s worth noting that only one side in the division have conceded more goals from set pieces than Brentford this season.
Furthermore this season 36% of Kane’s shots in the Premier League have come via his head. The Spurs man has scored two more headers than any other player this season scoring five off his swede in total. With this in mind,quotes of 10/1 look very backable for this London derby.
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