Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

April 22, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - Premier League

Tottenham have an easier night’s work ahead against Brighton on Tuesday, following their heavyweight duel with Manchester City. Spurs are fully excepted to get their top four challenge back on track with a victory over the relegation-threatened Seagulls.

Past Meetings

Tottenham have won two of the three Premier League meetings between the sides, including a 2-1 victory at the Amex Stadium earlier this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side won last season’s corresponding fixture 2-0, although Brighton managed a 1-1 draw in the return.

Team News

Harry Kane continues to miss out for Spurs, while in-form Moussa Sissoko is also injured. Captain Hugo Lloris missed Saturday’s trip to City and is a doubt for this midweek fixture, while Erik Lamela and Harry Winks are also struggling with injuries.

A hamstring problem is set to keep Davy Propper out of this match, while reserve goalkeeper Jason Steele is also out. Apart from that, Anthony Knockaert is the only other player missing for the away team, due to a recent red card.

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton Preview and Predictions

Although Tottenham’s first defeat to City last week resulted in them reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League, Saturday’s 1-0 loss looked to have put a dent in their top four hopes. However, after their rivals slipped up on Sunday, Spurs are still in a great position ahead of this game against a team who’ve been struggling badly in recent weeks.

Brighton did manage to stop the rot of five straight defeats with a point away to Wolves at the weekend though. However, the 0-0 draw took them to six games without a goal, so Chris Hughton’s side are going to need another flawless defensive performance if they’re going to take anything back to the south coast on Tuesday night.

That’s unlikely to happen, with Spurs in good form despite their two defeats to City. They had their chances again on Saturday, but couldn’t convert like they did in their European encounter. Tottenham will have more chances in this game, and we can expect them to take at least one or two.

Considering Brighton’s goalscoring form, that should be enough for the win, which Spurs are priced at 4/11 to get. The Seagulls are available at 10/1, while even the draw looks highly unlikely at 22/5. Tottenham were gifted two presents on Easter Sunday as both Manchester United and Arsenal lost, and it’s tough to see them wasting that here.

Recommended Bets

Tottenham to win to nil at 11/10

Brighton have failed to score in any of their last six games, so this bet looks as good a way as any to improve the odds on the home win.

Son Heung-min to score first at 7/2

The South Korean has 20 goals to his name this season. He’s become one of the Premier League’s top performers, and has stepped up with Kane out injured.

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