Bet Builder Tips: Son on Song in our 26/1 Brentford v Spurs punt

Our tipster Shane O'Brien has Spurs beating a Toney-less Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

Brentofrd v Spurs Bet Builder Betting Tips

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Brentford v Spurs Bet Builder Tips

Tottenham to Win
Both teams to Score
Son Heung-Min to Score
Over 4.5 Cards
Under 10.5 Corners

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Brentford v Spurs
Premier League
Brentford Community Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League

Spurs to Win

Both Brentford and Spurs are set to begin the Premier League season without their respective talisman leading the line. Ivan Toney’s suspension and Harry Kane’s imminent departure will pose huge problems for Brentford manager Thomas Frank and newly-appointed Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou.

Tottenham could hardly have asked for a worse build-up to their Premier League opener.

Kane always looked likely to leave Spurs this summer, but to do so on the eve of their first league game of the season must leave a sour taste and Spurs now go into this game against the hosts with a massive Harry Kane-sized distraction hanging over their heads.

Having said that, Postecoglou has surely prepared for life without Kane and will likely have a plan in place for Sunday’s game. Kane did not feature in Spurs’ most recent friendly against Barcelona and Postecoglou’s side were excellent for the most part before eventually losing the game in the most Spurs-y way possible and conceding three goals in the final ten minutes.

However, they should have just about enough to overcome Brentford on Sunday, who may be even more impacted by Toney’s loss than Spurs are by Kane’s. Spurs to Win is the call.

Both Teams to Score

Spurs conceded an astonishing 63 goals in the league last season, making them one of the worst defensive teams in the division. In fact, only the bottom three as well as Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth boasted a worse defensive record than Spurs last year. Postecoglou’s arrival should bring more defensive solidity, but the former Celtic boss lacks Premier League experience.

His Celtic side were so far ahead of the rest of the teams in Scotland that they could afford to be gung-ho without being overly concerned about leaking goals at the other end. That will not be the case at Tottenham and it may take time for Spurs to start recording clean sheets.

The away side did not keep a clean sheet in any of their pre-season friendlies, conceding an average of more than two goals per game. They may have to score at least twice if they are to come away with three points on Sunday so I fancy Both Teams To Score.

 

Son Heung-Min to Score

Tottenham’s forwards will have to pick up the slack following Kane’s departure. Kane scored 30 league goals for Spurs last season, a simply astonishing return. Meanwhile, Son Heung-Min scored just 10 times in the league, while £60 million signing Richarlison managed just a single league goal.

Both will have to improve significantly following Kane’s departure, starting against Brentford on Sunday. Son is the more likely of the two to take on the goal-scoring burden.

The South Korean forward won the Golden Boot after scoring an impressive 23 goals during the 2021/22 season and can prove that last season’s poor return was just a dip rather than the beginning of a downward trend. He is by far the most likely Spurs player to get on the scoresheet on Sunday and Son To Score Anytime good value.

Over 4.5 Cards

Tottenham were not just one of the worst defensive teams in the league last season. They were also one of the worst disciplined sides in the division. Spurs collected 75 yellow cards and three red cards in 38 games, one of the worst disciplinary records in the top ten.

Brentford, on the other hand, were near the top of the league’s disciplinary table, collecting 55 bookings and one sending off. Together, the two sides averaged just under four cards per game, but Sunday’s game could see a bit of needle and it wouldn’t be surprising if we saw five cards or more.

Under 10.5 Corners

Neither the hosts nor Tottenham won many corners last season, with Spurs averaging just over five corners per game with the Bees managing an average of just over four per game.

Brentford’s average was the fifth-lowest in the league last season and it is unlikely that there will be a huge number of corners when the sides face off here.

Tottenham will probably enjoy the majority of the ball, reducing the chances of The Bees winning a significant number of corners and Tottenham are not likely to win a sufficient number to make up for that shortfall. Under 10.5 Corners rounds us off.

Brentford v Spurs Betting Tips

Tottenham to Win
Both teams to Score
Son Heung-Min to Score
Over 4.5 Cards
Under 10.5 Corners

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