Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Brentford in all competitions (W8 D3), since a 2-0 loss in March 1948. Their most recent meeting was in the EFL Cup last season, a 2-0 semi-final victory for Spurs.
This is the first ever top-flight meeting between Tottenham and Brentford, with the Bees winning just one of their six second tier meetings between 1947 and 1949 (D2 L3).
Before football was suspended due to lockdown in March 2020, Tottenham had never lost a Premier League match on a Thursday (W7 D5). Since then, Spurs have lost three of their five Thursday matches in the competition (W1 D1).
Tottenham have lost each of their last five Premier League London derby matches, last losing more consecutively between March 2003 and January 2004 (6).
Brentford ended a run of five Premier League matches without a win (D1 L4) with a 1-0 home win over Everton last time out. The Bees are looking for consecutive top-flight wins for the first time since September 1946.
Brentford have only lost one of their six Premier League away games so far this season (W2 D3). However, they’ve conceded six goals in their last two on the road in the competition, three times the amount they had in their first four away from home (2).
In the Premier League, Spurs boss Antonio Conte has a win percentage of 44% in London derbies (P16 W7 D3 L6) – in games against teams not from London, the Italian has a win ratio of 73% (P62 W45 D8 L9).
Brentford will be the 31st different team Tottenham striker Harry Kane has faced in the Premier League. He’s scored against each the previous 30 sides he’s faced in the competition, the only player with a 100% such record (min. 2 opponents).
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored eight goals in eight Premier League appearances on Thursdays, more than any other player in the competition. He averages a goal every 84 minutes in Thursday games in the competition, only having a better record on Tuesdays (one every 81 minutes).
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has scored four Premier League goals for the Bees this season, two more than any other player. Since the start of last season, Toney has scored 11 penalties in league matches, more than any other player in England’s top four tiers.