• Spurs v Brentford preview, teams, stats, prediction, TV channel & live stream

    Published Tuesday 05 January 2021 3:57pm

    2 min read

    Matt Docherty is unavailable for Tottenham in what Jose Mourinho calls his "biggest match" since joining as Spurs manager - you can watch the Carabao Cup Semi Final live and exclusive on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football from 7.30pm GMT on Tuesday night (5th Jan 2021).
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By WherestheMatch Team

Team News

Spurs have Matt Docherty out (suspended following his red card against Leeds Utd) and Erik Lamela is dropped following his coronavirus rule break of the Christmas festivities. Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring injury) and Gareth Bale (injured calf) will also be unavailable.

Brentford have a near full fit squad to choose from for the local London match with Shandon Baptiste the only injury - Tariqe Fosu-Henry and Sergi Canos will be wanting to start on the left hand side of attack.  Thomas Frank has told press that his team have had no positive Covid-19 tests ahead of Tuesday night's big match.


How to watch the match live in the UK - TV channel & live stream

Tottenham vs Brentford will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football, starting from 7pm and kicking off at 7.45pm GMT.  / Watch Sky Sports /

You can also live stream the Spurs v Brentford match with a NOW TV day pass for £9.99.

Some interesting facts:

  • This is the 4th time these two teams have met in the League Cup - Brentford have yet to win.
  • Brentford have never beaten Spurs away from home (they've drawn two and lost seven) - they last beat Spurs in March 1948 in the league.
  • Tottenham will play their 16th semi final in the League Cup - they've managed to make the final eight times.
  • Brentford have never reached this stage before - the only first time semi finalists to progress to the final was Bradford and Swansea in 2012-13.

Prediction

Despite Brentford having a good run in the tournament, Spurs will be too strong and will have big game experience to take them through - an early Brentford goal, however, might just make for an interesting semi-final.