Brighton vs Tottenham
English Premier League
Date: 17th April 2018, Tuesday.
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
The threat of relegation is looming on Brighton with the 2-3 defeat away at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Three losses and a draw from last four games had broken the momentum of this team and now they are about to endure a difficult finish to the campaign.
Brighton sit with a 7 point cushion over the drop zone, but 4 of their remaining 5 matches are against teams ranked 1 to 4 in the Premier League table. While the fifth is an away to the inform Burnley who are on a five match win streak.
Still, I got a feeling that the Seagulls will benefit from the extremely poor state of clubs in the bottom three. Thus, a point or two from the remaining games could let them stay in the top flight for the next season.
Tottenham lost to Manchester City 1-3 on the weekend and saw their 14 match unbeaten run in the league come to an end. They loss did not change the dynamics of the league standings as they remain at 4th in the standings with a healthy 7-point lead over 5th placed Chelsea. Besides, their remaining games are all winnable and therefore they must go to the Champions League next season.
Spurs are coming to Tuesday’s game having won their last four away matches. Also, they have not lost a road game in Premier League since the 4-1 drubbing at the Etihad on 16th December 2016.
Brighton vs Tottenham: Head to head
Reverse of the corresponding fixture is the first ever Premier League meeting between Brighton and Tottenham. It was a comfortable 2-0 win for Pochettino’s men aided with goals from Serge Aurier and Heung-min Son.
The only other h2h meeting between the sides in this decade was in the 2014 League Cup, also won by Tottenham on 2-0 margin at the White Hart Lane.
Tuesday marks Tottenham’s first away visit to Brighton in 25 years. The previous was on 2nd April 1983 when the teams were in the old League Division One. Brighton bagged a 2-1 win back then.
Brighton vs Tottenham: Prediction
Brighton have struggled for goals this season and their ultra-defensive approach haven’t worked against teams at the top half of the table. Let alone a scrappy win against Arsenal last month, the Seagulls lost in each of their 7 games against top 6 teams without a fight. The three matches at home during the period against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea saw them conceding 11 goals in total.
Spurs are coming on the back of a defeat against Manchester City and they will raise their game on Tuesday which could pile further misery on the Seagulls. Therefore, the away win priced at 1.46 by 1xBet is a banker, but we will chase better priced bets.
Brighton vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
Spurs -1.5 AH @ 2.30 – 1xbet
2nd half goals Over 1.5 @ 1.97 – 888Sport.