Brighton vs Tottenham: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
The Seagulls welcome a Spurs side to the south coast that are looking to halt a dip in form after a bright start to the season.
Spurs were one of four sides that were unbeaten in the Premier League after the first three games. Since then they have lost their way somewhat, losing to Watford and Liverpool and not performing anywhere near as well. Harry Kane may have finally scored an August goal but he’s yet to add to his league tally in September.
Brighton have already played two of the big clubs in the league this season – beating Manchester United at home and losing narrowly to Liverpool away. Chris Hughton knows that victories against the smaller teams in the Premier League is a formula for survival but will be looking forward to coming up against the club he made almost 300 appearances for.
Back up goalkeeper Michel Vorm will once again take Hugo Lloris’ spot due to the Frenchman’s injury. Vorm has not looked at his best in the defeats to Watford and Liverpool and Brighton may take confidence in the Dutch keeper’s vulnerability.
Glenn Murray has continued to respond to his critics by being the main goal threat for Brighton this season. The Seagulls have dipped into the transfer market in an attempt to find the goals that eluded them last season but the striker who will celebrate his 35th birthday a few days after this match has staked a place for centre forward duties. Whether he scores or not, Brighton can seal a 1-1 draw here.
Brighton are strong at home and Spurs have hit a bit of sticky patch lately so a draw might be the most likely outcome.
Spurs have managed to score in every Premier League match this season and although Brighton find it hard to find the net away from home they usually do the business at home. Expect both sides to score in this one.
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After 25 years away from the top flight Brighton recorded a creditable draw at home against Spurs last season with Pascal Gross’ penalty cancelling out Harry Kane’s opening goal. But the Seagulls have only ever beat Spurs three times in their entire history.
Lewis Dunk and Maty Ryan played in every minute of every game for Brighton last season but whereas the Australian keeper has managed to keep that record going so far, Dunk has already missed a match through injury this campaign.
Spurs are one of the top goal scorers in the Premier League, scoring ten in five games already this season.
Brighton’s home form kept them up last season. The Seagulls only won two games away from the Amex throughout the entire campaign and that kind of form has not changed this year so far.
Tottenham have recorded 71 shots in their five games so far in the Premier League. Only Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have attempted more.