The date for Brentford's Carabao Cup Semi-Final against Tottenham Hotspur has been confirmed. The match, Brentford's first visit to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will pitch the team currently sixth in the Premier League against The Bees, fourth in the Sky Bet Championship. The game will be played on Tuesday 5 January 2021. It will kick-off at 7.45pm and will be live on Sky Sports.
This will be the fifth Premier League side The Bees have faced in their Carabao Cup run. After a First Round win over Wycombe Wanderers, Brentford knocked out Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Newcastle United to reach the last four. It is the first time Brentford have reached this stage of any major cup competition.
Tottenham reached this stage with a win over Stoke City. They entered the competition at the Third Round and had a bye over Leyton Orient at that stage due to the League Two side being unable to field a team due to a Covid-19 outbreak. They beat Chelsea on penalties in the Fourth Round.
This will be the fourth time the sides have been drawn against each other in this competition in the last 30 years. Tottenham won two-legged Second Round ties in 1992, 1998 and 2000. The Bees last faced the North London side in league competition in the 1949/50 season and in 12 games between the teams have won one and drawn three.