Tottenham v Brentford betting tips – can Bees pull off a shock win?

We usually have two-legged affairs when it comes to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup, although the delayed start to the 2020/21 season means these will be one-off matches, with Tottenham receiving a plum draw by hosting a Championship side for a place in the final.

The latest betting odds has Spurs as massive favourites to win this clash and Jose Mourinho has made no secret of the fact that he likes to win silverware with each respective club he manages, with the bookies odds showing that the north London side are second favourites to lift the title.

What Are the Latest Tottenham v Brentford Betting Odds?

Tottenham Hotspur clash with Brentford on Tuesday 5 January, with the leading bookies going no bigger than 4/9 about the home side winning this encounter although there will be a fair degree of pressure on Mourinho’s men to claim a victory and the manager will have to think carefully about team selection.

Spurs will come into this game after a rapid run of festive fixtures and Mourinho might rotate his squad as he has done for previous rounds of the competition, with Dele Alli and Gareth Bale among the starters at Stoke when the London outfit pulled off a 3-1 victory.

Brentford are the 6/1 outsiders to get the job done and the Bees are clearly among the better teams in the Championship again this season, with Thomas Frank’s side having narrowly missed out on promotion last season in the play-offs.

The draw is available at 7/2 which would see the tie go to a penalty shoot-out and the Bees can’t easily be dismissed considering that they sit fourth in the Championship table and will relish the prospect of reaching the League Cup final considering their modest history.

What Are the Best Spurs v Brentford EFL Cup Betting Markets?

Some might consider that the 1x2 betting odds aren’t particularly attractive although there are plenty of alternatives and that includes the Both Teams to Score betting market, especially as neither team will want to indulge in a penalty shoot-out to determine the team who goes through.

You can get betting odds of 4/5 that Tottenham and Brentford both find the net during the ninety minutes of the game, while you can get 21/20 that at least one side fails to score and it’s an interesting one to weigh up. Spurs have really slowed down on the scoring front recently although they did beat Stoke 3-1 in the previous encounter.

A popular betting market is the Match Result and Both Teams to Score, with several betting sites offering 2/1 that Tottenham triumph in normal time with Brentford also finding the net, while the Bees are as big as 21/2 to win the clash at White Hart Lane and the home side scoring.

Can Brentford Pull Off a Shock EFL Cup Win?

The short answer is yes, considering that Brentford could easily be a Premier League team this season and they have 38 points from 21 games played this season in the Championship and recent form has been especially encouraging, with the team having gone unbeaten since a 3-2 defeat at Stoke in late October.

It’s been an incredible unbeaten run and a 1-0 win over Newcastle United in the previous round was fully deserved, with this victory occurring between wins over Reading and Cardiff, with Sergi Canos producing an absolute masterclass in South Wales when scoring a hat-trick.

Brentford are trading at betting odds of 6/1 to win this match and they could potentially be backed on the Asian Handicap betting market where you can get a tasty price about the Bees with a goal start or even a +1.5 goal start and there is plenty to like about their chances.


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