Brighton v Tottenham Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
April 16, 2018
Amex Stadium - Premier League
Tottenham travel to the south coast to face Brighton in this midweek fixture, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways. Spurs were dismantled by Manchester City on Saturday night, while the Seagulls have now gone five without a win in all competitions.
Tottenham were 2-0 winners when the teams met at Wembley in December, and won by the same scoreline in an FA Cup game in 2014. Before that, the sides hadn’t played each other since 2005, while you have to go back to 1983 to find Brighton’s last victory in this fixture.
Chris Hughton will be without Davy Propper who is suspended after his recent red card against Huddersfield. Other than that, the Seagulls boss is only missing long-term absentees Steve Sidwell and Izzy Brown.
Danny Rose could be available for Tottenham after promising news from a scan last week. Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters are both out with respective ankle and hamstring problems, but Mauricio Pochettino has a fully fit squad apart from that.
Brighton v Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Brighton’s last win over Tottenham was the last time the Seagulls played Spurs at home, and a repeat of that success would all but guarantee Premier League football at the Amex next season. The visitors meanwhile can go level on points with third-placed Liverpool, although the Anfield outfit have a better goal difference than Pochettino’s side.
The Seagulls fell to a 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, which continues their little slump after three wins in a row including a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in early March. Hughton’s team are seven points clear of the bottom three with five games to go, an impressive performance on their Premier League bow. They’re priced at 13/2 for the win on Tuesday.
Tottenham meanwhile have a seven-point lead over fifth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League football, who are also a realistic FA Cup final opponent if Spurs beat Manchester United in their semi-final clash at the weekend. If Tottenham can assert their dominance over their London rivals in what’s left of the season, it’d represent a decent enough campaign ahead of a move to their new stadium next term. The visitors are 1/2 for the win, while the draw’s 37/10.
Kane to score and Tottenham to win at 10/11
The Spurs frontman is in a race with Mohamed Salah to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer, and this bet looks like a good way to improve your odds on the away win.
Brighton to win 2-1 at 22/1
Or back the Seagulls to match the score they beat Tottenham by the last time the teams played each other on the south coast. With Glenn Murray as the first scorer, the odds increase to 66/1.