It’s a tale of two (absent) strikers at the Gtech Community Stadium as the Bees start a campaign which will be devoid of Ivan Toney for at least its first half, while Spurs begin life without Harry Kane.
It has been a busy summer at Spurs anyway with Ange Postecoglou in the hotseat after a long-running manager search.
The Australian has already set about stamping his authority on a squad which finished a lowly eighth last time out, while Brentford would love to match their impressive ninth-place finish.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Brentford vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
The match will take place at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Where to watch Brentford vs Tottenham
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with coverage beginning at 1pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.
Brentford vs Tottenham team news
The hosts will be able to include Bryan Mbeumo and Christian Norgaard in their starting XI, Thomas Frank has confirmed.
However Frank Onyeka faces a late fitness test after a knock in last weekend’s friendly against Lille.
Spurs will hand a competitive debut to James Maddison in behind Richarlison. Postecoglou has favoured a 4-2-3-1 formation during pre-season and Destiny Udogie is another in line to start but Micky van de Ven may not be ready for his debut.
The new manager is without Bryan Gil (groin), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) and Fraser Forster (back).
Brentford vs Tottenham prediction
Spurs’ new project may well turn out to be a prosperous one but Postecoglou could hardly ask for a more difficult welcome to the Premier League.
Brentford lack their main goalscorer but have the potential to be every bit as wily and technical as they’ve ever been.
Brentford to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Both of the clubs’ Premier League meetings in west London have ended in a draw.
Brentford wins: 7
Tottenham wins: 24
Brentford vs Tottenham match odds
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).