Kick-off: 1230, 05/10/2019
Stadium: Amex Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Tottenham face yet another test of character when visiting Brighton in the Premier League but we’re backing them to exorcise their midweek demons.
Spurs are fancied to put a Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich behind them and silence some of the critics queueing up to write them off as non-triers.
Albion are struggling this term and 19/20 for an away win is our first Brighton vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Since kicking off with a 3-0 triumph at Watford, Brighton have scored just two goals in six subsequent Premier League matches after going down 2-0 at Chelsea last Saturday.
That Stamford Bridge defeat could have been far more emphatic, as the Blues had 17 shots on goal in the first half but still trooped in goalless at the break.
The Seagulls came close to netting when Dan Burn’s downward header bounced up and clipped the Chelsea crossbar, but clearly had their limitations exposed.
Burn admitted: “I thought Chelsea were the better team on the day and we didn’t do what we do as well as we have done in other games.”
To be fair, Albion can usually be relied upon to battle hard on home turf, where they are invariably difficult to break down.
However, Spurs beat them by a single goal in both meetings last season and 14/5 for that to happen again here appeals from the Brighton vs Tottenham odds.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Dunk, Webster, Montoya, Burn, Stephens, Bissouma, Gross, Mooy, Maupay, Alzate.
Brighton will have Solly March back from a thigh injury but will hand a late fitness test to Davy Propper, due to a hamstring issue.
Shane Duffy (calf), Bernardo (knock), Leandro Trossard (groin) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain sidelined for the Seagulls, but Leon Balogun is available following a minor injury.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Tottenham’s erratic campaign took another turn for the worse on Tuesday night when they suffered a humiliating 7-2 loss to Bayern on home turf.
Former Arsenal trainee Serge Gnabry netted four times as the German giants ran riot in London, prompting renewed doubts about the desire being shown by Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
The heaviest defeat of Pochettino’s reign is the latest in a string of poor results for the north London club this term, but the manager refused to be drawn into a “rash assessment” of his team.
He insisted: “After a result like this, it’s so important to stay calm; you’re not going to fix nothing shouting or talking when the emotions are on the skin.”
Pochettino did admit: “The feeling, of course, in the last 10 minutes of the game, when we conceded three goals, it’s like the team was tired or gave up a little bit.”
However, he did also insist that Spurs had played some good football themselves until the late collapse.
Tottenham went ahead through Son Heung-min and briefly threatened a comeback after Harry Kane’s penalty made it 4-2, so there were some encouraging moments.
We’re hoping Bayern just had one of those days when everything came off and are prepared to keep the faith with Spurs, who beat Southampton last weekend, despite only having 10 men for an hour.
Son looked very lively at times on Tuesday and his commitment can never be questioned, so 5/1 for him to net first again here is added to our Brighton vs Tottenham betting tips.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Aurier, Winks, Sissoko, Alli, NDombele, Son, Kane.
Tottenham are likely to play Moussa Sissoko at right-back in place of the suspended Aurier. Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso (hip) and winger Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) are still injured.
Chelsea 2-0 BRIGHTON
TOTTENHAM 2-7 Bayern Munich – Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane (pen)
Head-to-head: Tottenham 1-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-2 Tottenham, Brighton 1-1 Tottenham, Tottenham 2-0 Brighton
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