Tottenham Hotspur were humiliated 7-2 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night in the Champions League, and after getting back to winning ways last weekend, the pressure is back on Mauricio Pochettino’s side to respond well to that heavy defeat as they travel to Brighton.
Spurs ended a run of three games without a victory against to the Seagulls’ south coast rivals Southampton last weekend. They won 2-1 in that and are 12/1 to win by the same score line again.
It is 19/20 for a Tottenham win, though the lack of quality and solidity that they shown at the back against Bayern must not go unnoticed. A Spurs win with both teams to score is 11/4.
Harry Kane and Heung Min-Son were the men to get the only goals for Spurs in that thrashing. They are 5/6 and 7/4 to net anytime respectively.
History suggests nothing other than a Spurs win. Brighton have never beaten them in the Premier League and the North London side haven’t lost to the Seagulls since April 1983.
Graham Potter’s men lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend. They put in a good performance but it was the Blues’ quality that ultimately claimed them the three points.
A scrappy affair should be expected this time out however. Both sides like to play high lines and midfield could be very contained and patchy.
If this game does turn into a slugfest then you never know if the Seagulls could take advantage of Spurs’ recent vulnerabilities and there looks to be many punters eyeing the home win.
A Brighton win is 3/1, with a draw available at 13/5.
Goals have been the problem so far for the south coast side. Can Pascal Gross rekindle last year’s form and be the man to bag regular goals? He is 9/2 to score anytime.
An open and scrappy game should be expected which may play into the home side’s hands. That does not necessarily mean goals however.
Spurs are rightly huge favourites for this due to Brighton’s lack of cutting edge in front of goal, but the way Tottenham are playing at the moment would you back them?
Punters are lapping up the 3/1 on the home win.