We’re looking forward to English top-flight football returning on Boxing Day and there’s an intriguing lunchtime fixture taking place between Brentford and Tottenham. The Bees sit tenth in the Premier League table and Thomas Frank has had the advantage of having the majority of his players not competing at the World Cup.

Therefore, while the team are big betting outsiders to win this match, you could do worse than back them on the Double Chance market. Antonio Conte will have had limited prep time with his charges and there’s a strong chance that some of the World Cup participants will be used sparingly for this clash.

With Son Heung-Min returning home after a last sixteen clash against Brazil, there has been time for him to get match-ready for Tottenham, while the same applies to Ben Davies. There’s also the fact that Eric Dier has been used sparingly for Spurs and at least Hugo Lloris has had plenty of match practice for France.

We think Brentford could be capable of pulling off an upset and it could be worth looking at the odds about Ivan Toney scoring when it comes to the Premier League player props. The forward is likely to want to show Gareth Southgate that he should have been included in the squad for the World Cup and he carries a lively threat.

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