Tottenham v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 23/04/19
Tom Beresford (@tomsportsjourno) previews Tottenham v Brighton and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Premier League meeting by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Tottenham v Brighton Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 23/04/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
For Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side, Tuesday’s clash with Brighton is the perfect way to respond following Saturday’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.
In terms of the race for a top-four place, Tottenham remain in third position, and Spurs could really cement their place in the top four with a victory over Chris Hughton’s side.
Despite Spurs’ poor recent run of form, Pochettino’s men have responded well since losing talisman Harry Kane. Tottenham have found the net eight times in their last nine competitive matches, but they’ve only scored over 1.5 goals in just three of those matches.
As for the visitors, Chris Hughton’s side are in great dangerous of being involved in a relegation battle. And after no wins in their previous six competitive matches, the visitors will be looking to really take it to Tottenham.
But, the most worrying factor is that Brighton have failed to score a single goal in their six-match winless run. Also, their goalless draw with Wolves last time out, was Brighton’s first clean sheet in a poor six-game spell from Chris Hughton’s side.
Tottenham are of course, still without their talisman, Harry Kane who still faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Also, Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko will not feature due to a spell on the sidelines through injury.
There are also several questionable doubts over Erik Lamela, Hugo Lloris and Harry Winks who all face late fitness tests.
As for the visitors, Anthony Knockaert will miss the trip to London as he serves the final match of his three-game suspension following his dismissal in Brighton’s 5-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
Midfielder Davy Propper will also miss the trip to London as the Dutchman lasted just nine minutes in Saturday’s match at Molineux. Jason Steele in the Brighton goal, will also miss Tuesday’s match as he makes his recovery from injury.
Potential Tottenham Starting XI: Lloris, Rose, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Wanyama, Skipp, Lucas, Eriksen, Alli, Son.
Potential Brighton Starting XI: Ryan, Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Saltor, Kayal, Stephens, Gross, Izquierdo, Murray, March.
Head To Head
- Spurs have won four out of thier previous six matches against teams outside of the ‘top six’.
- Brighton’s record on-the-road, doesn’t make for good reading as the visitors have picked up just 11 points on-the-road out of a possible 30.
- In terms of previous meetings between the two sides, Brighton are yet to record a win against the London-based side.
- In 2019, Tottenham are averaging 1.6 goals per game at home, compared to Brighton’s 0.25 goals per game at the American Express Community Stadium.
- Tottenham 4/11
- Draw 17/4
- Brighton 9/1
Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for a reaction after Saturday’s defeat at Manchester City, but even in that particular performance, Tottenham will take many positives from it.
Son Heung-Min is certainly in some excellent form, and if Wednesday’s display in Manchester was anything to go by, then we can expect to see a convincing Tottenham victory.
In terms of attacking threats from the visitors, Tottenham will be aware of the fact that Brighton haven’t scored in their last six competitive matches, and Pochettino’s side will be going all out for the win.
As for Chris Hughton, how will he approach this one? Well, I expect Brighton to attack Tottenham from the first whistle as they’ve been dragged into a relegation battle, and three points could well secure their safety in the Premier League.
With the attacking intent from the likes of Lucas Moura, who bagged a hat-trick just last week, Son Heung-Min, who was excellent against Manchester City on Wednesday evening, and of course Dele Alli, then Tottenham will be confident of securing a convincing victory which would be the perfect response following Saturday’s defeat in Manchester.