Brighton v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 18, 2018
AMEX Stadium - Premier League
Tottenham head to the South Coast this weekend, with Mauricio Pochettino's side looking to bounce back from successive Premier League losses.
This tie finished as a 1-1 draw at the AMEX Stadium last season, with Tottenham winning their home leg 2-0 at Wembley Stadium.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton should have a fully fit squad to pick from ahead of the visit of Tottenham, with Solly March and Yves Bissouma expected to shake off minor injuries.
Pochettino is expected to rotate his squad to balance against their Champions League games, with the rested Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld set to return, alongside Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko.
However skipper Hugo Lloris, Vincent Janssen and Juan Foyth all still out of action.
Brighton v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Tottenham will be irritated by their poor performance and defeats against both Watford and Liverpool, and Pochettino will be expecting a reaction from his squad against Brighton.
The Seagulls rallied brilliantly to turn around a two-goal deficit against local rivals Southampton, and collect a late 2-2 draw, and that will boost them ahead of this game.
That result mirrored their previous game, a 2-2 draw against Fulham, and they will give Spurs a real battle on Saturday evening. And for that reason, it is difficult to see all three points heading back to North London, and a draw, at 14/5, looks to be a better option for this game.
Both teams carry plenty of goal threat in their ranks, with Brighton scoring seven in their last four Premier League games, and Tottenham netting eight.
With that in mind, goals are almost a guarantee in this game, and an over 2.5 total goals bet is at 4/6.
A 2-2 draw at
Brighton have drawn their last two games by this result, and they will provide a real test to a Spurs side that is lacking in confidence after a great start to the season. On their home turf, Brighton are always a force and they will want to keep their two match unbeaten run going.
Glenn Murray to score last at 11/2
Whilst Tottenham have Harry Kane in their ranks, Brighton have seen the best of veteran striker Murray in recent weeks, with key goals. He has scored in three of their four Premier League games so far, with three in his last two games - including late equalisers against Fulham and Southampton.