Brighton vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium.
The Spurs have a game in hand, and are still placed sixth in the table. They also need a surplus of just six points to get into the podium.
However, it needs to be noted that they messed up a great chance to improve their standing the last match-day, as they fell against the struggling Reds.
Now, Jose Mourinho’s men are under pressure – as they just cannot let go below the top-six. They need to be in contention for at least a European spot with the season having entered its second half.
The loss of Harry Kane due to injury might be a slight setback, but the gaffer keeps his hope in the in-form Son Heung-Min.
Moreover, the Seagulls are a struggling squad from the bottom tier of the table, and have been so for the past several seasons.
On top of that, the Spurs also have a superb h2h record against this rival over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Tottenham to post a convincing win this Sunday.
Brighton vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Mourinho’s men have a 100% winning record against this opponent, barring a single match-up in the past two decades.
- They have scored two or more goals in seven of the former ten clashes.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-1 win for them, just the last November.
- Barring a single meeting, 100% of encounters at this venue had goals from both teams.
Brighton vs Tottenham Prediction
Graham Potter’s men were held to a goalless draw the last match-day at home, against Fulham. In the meantime, the Spurs lost 1-3 at home against Liverpool.
Going on, Jose’s men were unbeaten in 29 of their past 33 overall fixtures, and they had scored two or more goals in five of their last seven match-ups.
They were also unbeaten in 16 of their preceding 18 overall games, and had won four of their former five road trips – scoring 12 goals from the last three away fixtures alone.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 18 of their last 21 overall matches, and they have won just twice at home this whole season – and both these wins had come in the FA Cup, against teams from lower divisions.
Do also note that they have won just thrice at home in the whole of 2020. Finally, Jose’s men also have a great h2h record against this foe over the years.
As such, expect Tottenham to have a dominating performance this weekend at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton vs Tottenham: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Tottenham @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).