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Brighton v Tottenham betting tips: Preview, prediction, latest odds & best bets for Premier League game

Sporting Life's Brighton v Spurs betting tips
Sporting Life's Brighton v Spurs betting tips

Paul Higham thinks Tottenham losing four in a row is unthinkable, so is backing Spurs to get back to winning ways at Brighton in the Saturday tea time kick-off.

1pt Tottenham to win to nil at 2/1

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Brighton v Tottenham (1730 BST BT Sport)

Three defeats in a row for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino, a few angry words in some tetchy press conference, and knackered Harry Kane and a goalkeeper in Hugo Lloris who's injured and been hitting the headlines for drink-driving - it's safe to say it's not all rosey in the Spurs garden at the moment.

A trip to a Brighton side who've already beaten Manchester United on home turf this year is another testing assignment for Tottenham to tackle. A game they should win, but in their current form could easily go the other way.

Albion have drawn 2-2 in their last two outings and have come from 2-0 down on both occasions, so even if they go behind the home fans will stick with them.

Set plays have been the downfall for Spurs in their recent run with five of the six they've conceded coming via that method, and with Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy around Brighton will pose another problem for that shaken Spurs defence on Saturday.

Pochettino's done such a good job at Spurs and he's got too many good players to continue on this run, and although Brighton have shown some great spirit recently, they've scored a lot of penalties in that run and have gone two down twice - they surely won't be able to get back into it if they allow that to happen again.


Betting guide

Prediction: Brighton 0-2 Tottenham (Sky Bet odds: 15/2)
Even in defeats Spurs have shown enough quality to suggest they can get a result here - they almost pinched a point against Liverpool despite being outplayed and only lost at Inter late on so it's been a case of so near but so far. They can start putting things right with a win at the Amex.

Best bet: Tottenham to win to nil at 2/1
Brighton have scored just two goals from open play this season, and while Spurs' vulnerability is a worry there's no doubt Pochettino will have been working on this problem in training. Spurs should dominate possession and if they just tighten up on set plays they can keep the hosts out.

Scorer: Lucas Moura anytime at 7/4
Should have scored against Liverpool after a showcasing his blistering pace and slicing through the Reds defence - if he gets enough of the ball on Saturday he can do exactly that against the Seagulls.

RequestABet: Tottenham win, Lucas Moura to score & under 2.5 goals in the game at 11/1
Just combining our fancies gives us a decent return. Really think Spurs need to tighten up after losing three straight games 2-1 and a clean sheet should be their primary focus at Brighton - their quality up front should take care of the rest.


Brighton v Tottenham Opta stats

  • Brighton have only won one of their last nine games against Tottenham in all competitions (W1 D2 L6), a home victory in April 1983.
  • Spurs have only failed to find the net once in their previous 15 matches against Brighton in all competitions, a 1-0 loss at White Hart Lane in October 1981.
  • Brighton have lost just one of their last nine Premier League home games (W5 D3), losing 0-2 vs Leicester in March.
  • After an unbeaten run of nine Premier League away games (W6 D3), Spurs have lost two of their last four on the road in the top-flight (W2).
  • Tottenham are looking to avoid three consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time since November 2012.
  • Spurs have only failed to score in one of their last 16 Premier League away games (0-1 vs West Brom in May).
  • After losing their first three Premier League home games against ‘big six’ opposition by an aggregate score of 1-11, Brighton are unbeaten in four against them (W3 D1).
  • Brighton have gone two goals down in their last two Premier League games but avoided defeat both times. No team has ever done this in three consecutive games before, with Leicester in September 2015 the last side to do it twice.
  • Brighton striker Glenn Murray has scored four goals in his five Premier League games this season, including three in two at the Amex Stadium. However, he’s never scored in four Premier League appearances against Tottenham.
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored once in four league appearances against Brighton, though that goal came in this exact fixture last season.

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Our best bets for Tuesday's Champions League action1

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