Brighton v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 01, 2019
Amex Stadium - Premier League
Brighton’s quest to turn some promising performances into points continues with a home game against Tottenham this weekend. The away team’s preparations aren’t helped by Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, but Spurs will start as the clear betting favourites nonetheless.
Tottenham were victorious home and away in this fixture last season, but only by a single goal on each occasion, winning 2-1 at the Amex. The teams drew 1-1 on the south coast the season before, while Brighton haven’t beaten Spurs since 1983, losing five of their six meetings in that time.
Graham Potter could welcome Solomon March back into the fray for this game, but the Seagulls boss could still be without six players this weekend. Bernardo is nearing a return to action, but Leandro Trossard, Davy Propper and Jose Izquierdo are all out, along with Leon Balogun and Shane Duffy.
Giovani Lo Celso is expected to be available for Tottenham early next month, while right-back Serge Aurier is suspended for this game following his red card against Southampton last time out. Ryan Sessegnon is approaching full fitness as the former Fulham player hones in on his Spurs debut.
Brighton v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Amid wild rumours of player discord and fallings out within the squad, Tottenham at least produced a united front to emerge victorious against Southampton last week despite playing with 10 men for an hour. Brighton meanwhile were lucky to escape with only a 2-0 defeat away to Chelsea on their last outing.
Frank Lampard’s Blues failed to put away a number of chances against the Seagulls, who are now five without a win in all competitions. Their two draws in that run came against Burnley and Newcastle, while trips to Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium predictably ended in defeat.
There are signs of Potter’s style slowly being adapted at the Amex, but this will be a real test for the hosts. Tottenham may have made an indifferent start to the season, but they’re still packed with quality footballers capable of putting on a show. They could really hurt Brighton if the Seagulls come out and play.
The pressing issue could be whether Spurs can get themselves up for this game, following their huge Champions League clash with Bayern Munich in midweek. The bookmakers certainly seem to think they can, pricing the visitors as the odds-on favourites at 19/20. Brighton are available at 13/4, with the draw at 13/5.
Tottenham to win and BTTS at 11/4
Spurs have already conceded nine goals in their opening seven Premier League fixtures this season. They’ve only kept one clean sheet, which was against Crystal Palace at home, but the away team have the attacking talent to score a couple and pick up the win here.
Tottenham to win 2-1 at 33/4
With the above in mind, this scoreline could be well worth a look if you’re looking to predict the correct score in this game. You can add Harry Kane to the bet as the first goalscorer for odds of 24/1.