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Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton Betting Tips: Spurs to get back on track?

| 23.04.2019
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Odds and preview ahead of tonight’s Premier League action

Tottenham Hotspur’s tight grip on third-place in the Premier League has slipped recently, with three defeats in their last five, including a narrow loss to Manchester City last time out.

A goalless draw against Wolves ended Brighton & Hove Albion’s five-game losing streak on Saturday, form which has seen the Seagulls drop to only three points above Cardiff City in the last remaining relegation spot.

Can Brighton pick up another crucial point in their battle against the drop, or will Spurs get back on track in the search for Champions League football?

We’ve got all the odds and info ahead of kick-off, with the game live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7:45pm…

Head-to-head

Mauricio Pochettino’s side ran out 2-1 winners in the meeting at the AMEX Stadium earlier this season, with Harry Kane and Erik Lamela grabbing the goals to cancel out Anthony Knockaert’s late strike.

Brighton’s last win over the North Londoners came in April 1983, notching only one draw from five games since. That draw came in April 2018, where Pascal Gross struck an equalising penalty after Kane gave Spurs the lead.

Likely XIs

Tottenham vs Brighton - Football tactics and formations

Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen; Moura, Llorente, Son.

Brighton: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Kayal, Stephens, Gross; March; Murray, Locadia.

Tottenham are still without top-scorer Kane, but Son Heung-Min will continue to fill the role left by the Englishman. Pochettino could start with Fernando Llorente alongside Son for an all-out attacking approach.

The Lilywhites will also be without Serge Aurier and Harry Winks through injury. Hugo Lloris is expected to return after missing the game against Man City. Moussa Sissoko and Lamela are doubts too and will face late fitness tests.

Brighton are likely to be without midfielder Davy Propper, after the Dutchman suffered a hamstring injury against Wolves on Saturday. Long-serving Spanish right-back Bruno was also withdrawn during that match, but his injury is unlikely to keep him out of contention.

Anthony Knockaert remains out through suspension after his reckless red card against Bournemouth earlier this month.

Key Battles

Glenn Murray Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray

Son Heung-Min has been on fire for Spurs at their new stadium, scoring in two of the three games they’ve played there. The Brighton defence should look to keep tight to the South Korean attacker.

Lucas Moura grabbed a hat-trick against Huddersfield in their last home game, becoming the first player to bag a treble at the new stadium. He’s a man in-form too, so Bernardo will need to be on top of his game to stop the Brazilian running riot.

Brighton are without a goal in six games in all competitions, a stat which isn’t likely to impress their top goalscorer and star man Glenn Murray. His direct approach paired with his brute strength means he’s a tough customer. Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will need to keep him quiet.

Match Odds

The Lilywhites are red-hot favourites with our traders to pick up another three points and take a step closer to clinching a top-four spot. They’re priced at 2/7 for the home win.

Brighton’s form stands heavily against them, but in the Premier League, anything can happen. The threat of relegation could prove to be the motivation they need to be the first team to beat Spurs on their new patch. We’ve got 12/1 on a Seagulls win.

A draw would be a good result for Brighton too, which we’ve got at 9/2.

Son and Moura are the men in form for the North London side. Son is the favourite to open the scoring at 23/10. He’s also 8/11 anytime, or if you’re backing him to bag a few, he’s 10/3 to score 2+ goals.

Lucas will be looking to follow up his hat-trick with a few more goals. He’s 16/5 to score first, or 11/10 anytime. Fancy him to grab back-to-back home hat-tricks? He’s 11/2 to score 2+ goals.

Murray will be hopeful he can find the net again, and he’s most likely for Brighton. He’s 15/2 to break the deadlock, or you can find 14/5 on him scoring anytime.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate who closely follows American sports, focussing on the NBA and NFL. He also has a keen interest in all things football, paying regular attention to the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.