Tottenham vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Jose Mourinho will be seething about how his former club Chelsea, with practically an inexperienced manager, trumped him at his own backyard. Brighton will have their hands full this Thursday, especially considering they have to deal with the away handicap as well.
Tottenham vs Brighton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Brighton won 3-0, at home.
- Six of the former seven wins went to the Spurs.
- Four of the last six games failed to have goals from both teams together.
- Since 2005, at home, Tottenham hold a 100% winning record.
- Also, since 2005, Brighton have not scored a goal at Spurs’ home.
Tottenham vs Brighton Match Preview
Let’s be honest – a gaffer of the stature of Jose Mourinho should be in charge of one of the best teams in the world, and not some struggling squad like that of the Spurs, who are perennial contenders for titles, but never winners.
On top of the downgrade, Mourinho was beaten by the Blues the last match-day, where he’s considered a legend (owing to his earlier trophy-laden stint with them). The egotistic Portuguese will be hell-bent on doling out a statement-generating win this Thursday, and this is not good news for the traveling Brighton.
Tottenham vs Brighton Prediction
Brazilian winger Willian played spoilsport for the Spurs the last game week, as helped Chelsea to a 0-2 win. To add insult to injury, Son Heung-Min was sent off for the hosts Tottenham as well.
Meanwhile, Brighton were dealt a 0-1 loss at home the prior match-day, by the newly-promoted Sheffield United.
This Thursday, Tottenham hold the upper hand without a doubt. The first and foremost reason would be the comparative superiority they hold in terms of talent. Players on the Spurs’ roster are leaps and bounds ahead of their Brighton counterparts, in regards to skill, experience, and exposure.
Next comes the presence of Jose Mourinho. The ‘Special One’ surely is far far better than Graham Potter, the Brighton gaffer. Jose is much more versed with the Premier League, and more importantly, pressure situations.
To help their cause further, Tottenham are at home, and they are desperate to register a win, to get their season back on track, as well as to be in contention for the European spots.
Furthermore, the Spurs have lost just once against this opponent in the previous 14 years, and at this venue, they hold a 100% winning record in h2h clashes, in the said period.
Moreover, Tottenham were unbeaten in eight of their last ten home fixtures, and had won three of their prior four as well. On the other hand, Brighton were winless in six of their previous seven overall games, and in seven of their former eight on the road.
Considering all these observations, rightfully expect Tottenham to register a win this Thursday.
On that same note, Mourinho’s teams are world-renowned for their defensive prowess. Especially with the home advantage, their higher chances of winning, coupled with Brighton’s return of just nine goals from their nine away fixtures in the PL – the chances for the Spurs to concede in the first 45 minutes are very less.
Tottenham vs Brighton Betting Tips
To Win: Tottenham @ 1.60 (3/5)
Tottenham to Keep a Clean Sheet in First Half @ 1.44 (4/9).