Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips & Preview – Saturday 22nd September 2018

Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Mauricio Pochettino and his Tottenham Hotspur team to the Amex Stadium for a Premier League fixture on Saturday night. Considering Spurs have just lost three in a row for the first time under Pochettino, this promises to be an intriguing game in East Sussex on Saturday and the hosts may just fancy they can cause an upset.

Tottenham may have lost their last three, but the Lilywhites head to the Amex as the clear favourites with the bookmakers to return to London with all three points. However, only four teams won on Brighton’s patch in the Premier League last season, and this could be a tricky game for Pochettino’s out of sorts side. This is the sort of banana skin the Argentine would not have wanted but his men should have the class to bounce back.

Top Tips

Tottenham Hotspur to Win & BTTS @ 12/5

Lucas Moura to Score First @ 6/1

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Brighton News: Steady Start from the Seagulls

Brighton have made an okay start to their campaign, picking up five points from their opening five matches. They are 14th at the moment and if they continue to accrue points at the rate of one a game they would have a great chance of staying up.

Albion opened up with a 2-0 loss at Watford, which they more than made up for on matchday two, as the Seagulls swooped to all three points against Manchester United, beating the Red Devils 3-2 at the Amex. In their last two Premier League games, Brighton have come from two goals down to earn back-to-back 2-2 draws. On Monday night, Shane Duffy and Glenn Murray scored in a deserved 2-2 draw against Southampton at St Mary’s but Hughton will know his side cannot afford to slip two behind against an outfit as good as Tottenham.

Murray Improving with Age

Brighton’s Murray seems to be getting better and better with age. The striker may be 34 these days, but the former Crystal Palace man just cannot stop scoring. Murray netted an impressive 12 Premier League goals last term, and the veteran has already found the net on four occasions this time around, including three in his last two games. The Tottenham defence will need to be very wary of Murray’s threat on Saturday.

Gross Fighting to be Fit for Albion

The influential Pascal Gross will be hoping to shrug off an ankle injury. The playmaker missed the match at Southampton but could be in contention to play a part against Tottenham at the weekend. Jose Izquierdo is back in training after a knee issue, although Soufyan Ahannach is still recovering from a broken leg and a return isn’t imminent.

Tottenham News: Dip in Form a Worry for Pochettino

Tottenham began their season in terrific style, beating the likes of Newcastle United and Fulham to take six points from two games. The Lilywhites then put on a masterclass performance at Old Trafford, with a Harry Kane header and two smart Lucas Moura goals sealing a comfortable 3-0 win over Man Utd.

However, things have gone rapidly downhill for Spurs since then. Tottenham lost 2-1 at Watford before being beaten by the same scoreline by Liverpool at Wembley Stadium last weekend. To compound their misery, Spurs conceded two late goals to fall to a 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan at the San Siro in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

Will Spurs Recover at the Amex?

Tottenham have lost three games in a row for the first time under Pochettino and he was not a happy man in his press conference after the defeat to Inter. However, with several world class players glittered all over their squad, it surely won’t be long until Spurs are winning games again. Like they proved at Old Trafford last month, the Lilywhites are capable of beating anyone when on song. Tottenham will be desperate to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later, starting with a victory on the south coast at the weekend.

Dele & Lloris Still Sidelined for Tottenham

Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris have missed the last few games for Spurs, which has no doubt had an effect on the team. The Tottenham skipper Lloris is out for a few weeks with a thigh injury, while Alli is suffering with a hamstring issue. Young Juan Foyth and Kazaiah Sterling are also doubtful, with Moussa Sissoko a few days away with a hamstring problem.

Analysis: Spurs to Secure Priceless Away Win

It’s been a difficult last few weeks for Spurs, who can’t seem to buy a win at present. Tottenham were five minutes away from securing an excellent victory at the San Siro on Tuesday, only to leave Italy pointless. Brighton will be a match for a lot of teams this season, especially at the Amex, but we fancy Pochettino’s boys to bounce back with a crucial victory on the road this weekend.

Tottenham to Edge Entertaining Affair at the Amex

Clean sheets have been hard to come by for Tottenham so far this term, not aided by the absence of Lloris. In fact, last month’s 3-0 victory at the Theatre of Dreams remains their only shutout in six league and cup fixtures. Brighton, meanwhile, have scored five times in two league matchups at the Amex. Because of that, take a punt on the away side to win and both teams to score (12/5) on Saturday evening.

Brilliant Brazilian to Continue Fine Form in Front of Goal

With Harry Kane making a slow start to his season, despite having broken his August duck, Spurs’ Lucas Moura has been making all of the headlines so far. The Brazilian has flourished in an attacking role this term, scoring three times in five Premier League games and having lots of further chances too. Moura, who bagged a brace at Old Trafford last month, is available at the tempting price of 6/1 to open the scoring in this one.

Narrow Margin of Victory for the Lilywhites

Tottenham kicked off their league season with a 2-1 win at Newcastle, with Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli getting the goals at St James’ Park. For a repeat 2-1 scoreline this weekend, take a punt on the top odds of 8/1.

Recent Matches

Last season’s two Premier League fixtures were the first league meetings between these teams in 34 years. The pair had met in the FA Cup and League Cup in the intervening years, however. Spurs have not lost to the Seagulls in any competition since a 2-1 reverse in a league encounter way back in April 1983.

17th April 2018: Brighton 1 – 1 Tottenham 

In the most recent game between the two back in April last term, Brighton held Tottenham to a draw on the south coast. Kane gave Spurs the lead three minutes after half time, with Pascal Gross converting a penalty just two minutes later. Both teams had their chances, but the 1-1 stalemate at the Amex was a fair result.

13th December 2017: Tottenham 2 – 0 Brighton

At Wembley Stadium back in December, Spurs cruised to a 2-0 win over Hughton’s Seagulls. However, it took Tottenham until the 40th minute to finally make the breakthrough, with Serge Aurier’s cross finding its way into the back of the net. The Lilywhites doubled their lead and made the points safe when Heung-Min Son scored three minutes from time.

29th October 2014: Tottenham 2 – 0 Brighton

The teams met in the League Cup at White Hart Lane back in the 2014-15 season. Brighton were an EFL Championship team back then, but they put up a brave fight at the Lane. Albion kept the home team at bay until Erik Lamela opened the scoring nine minutes into the second half. Kane completed the scoring in the 74th minute. The duo also squared off at White Hart Lane in the FA Cup back in 2005, with Ledley King and Robbie Keane on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win for Tottenham.

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