Tottenham vs Brentford: EFL Cup semi-final preview and prediction

Jose Mourinho was brought to Spurs to win silverware – the club last winning a trophy 13 years ago – and this competition represents his best opportunity since being appointed 14 months ago.

Brentford will prove no pushovers, though, and will be fired up having never reached the last four of the League Cup and will hope to translate their league form, having not lost in any competition since October.

Tottenham vs Brentford is scheduled for an 7.45pm GMT kick-off on Tuesday, January 5, 2020.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Erik Lamela will not be available for the game, though refused to elaborate on why. Lamela was one of three Spurs players, with Sergio Reguilon and the injured Giovani Lo Celso the other two.

Steven Bergwijn is a slight doubt with a groin injury, while Gareth Bale is also out. Matt Doherty was sent off against Leeds so is unavailable for the Carabao Cup.

Brentford are without influential midfielder Christian Norgaard due to an ankle injury.


Their Championship fixture against Bristol City was postponed at the weekend due to coronavirus symptoms within the city squad, but the Bees have all tested negative.


Boss Thomas Frank has confirmed his squad will be the same as the one which faced Bournemouth on December 30.

Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Brentford

Spurs are a tougher nut to crack of late but Brentford are in a fine run of form and will pose the hosts plenty of problems. Jose Mourinho’s cup nous should see them through, though.

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino appointed Paris St Germain head coach

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Tottenham wins: 22
  • Draws: 13
  • Brentford wins: 6
  • Last meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Brentford (League Cup, September 26, 2000)

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Tottenham: 4/9
  • Brentford: 6/1
  • Either team on penalties: 15/2

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