Brighton vs Tottenham: Spurs to settle for south-coast stalemate
Brighton vs Tottenham Match Preview and Predictions
Tottenham will head to the south coast looking to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on Brighton on Saturday evening.
[All odds correct at time of publication]
Maurico Pochettino's side have lost 2-1 to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan since their impressive 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 27.
Brighton's 3-2 home win over United earlier that month remains their sole success in the top flight this season, with their last two matches ending 2-2.
When is it? Saturday 22nd September
What time is kick-off? 17:30
Where is it being played? Amex Stadium
Which channel is it on? BT Sport 1
Who is the referee? Chris Kavanagh
Brighton vs Tottenham Betting Tips
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Pochettino accused journalists of disrespecting his players after conceding twice in the final five minutes as they went down 2-1 to Inter Milan in their Champions League opener.
It is the first time Tottenham have lost three times in a row under Pochettino, who opted to leave World Cup semi-finalists Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld at home.
Liverpool should have been out of sight at Wembley on Saturday which was reflected in the expected goals scores (0.9-2.5) - Tottenham's lowest xG of the season.
Conceding six times in three games will also be a concern for Pochettino, whose side had allowed just two goals in their opening three fixtures which all resulted in wins.
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Brighton have battled back from two goals down in their last two encounters, earning 2-2 draws at home to promoted Fulham and then at Southampton on Monday night.
They are unbeaten at the Amex Stadium, where they are generally strong, so we will kick off our Brighton vs Tottenham predictions by going for a draw at 11/4.
First goalscorer tips
Glenn Murray has struck four times in five games, which included a stoppage-time equaliser against Saints at St Mary's.
The striker, who celebrates his 35th birthday next Tuesday, is the focal point of the Seagulls' attack and has registered three of Albion's five goals at the Amex this season.
At odds of 11/2 for Murray to score first, we feel that is worth support as Tottenham's frustrations increase on the south coast.
Anytime goalscorer tips
Son Heung-Min recently returned to the Tottenham squad having helped South Korea win the Asia Games and with it exemption from national service.
The forward netted 18 goals in all competitions last season and scored twice at the World Cup in Russia.
Although he may be on the bench for this game, having started at the San Siro in midweek, he is a solid option at 21/10 to score at anytime.
Where the game will be won or lost
Brighton's home form contributed massively to avoiding immediate relegation in their first season in the Premier League.
Chris Hughton's side lost just four times at the Amex Stadium - the best record outside the top six - with 29 of their 40 points being accumulated on home soil.
The Seagulls beat Arsenal and Manchester United at this venue last term and have already repeated the trick over Jose Mourinho's side this campaign.
They also drew 1-1 with Tottenham on the south coast while champions Manchester City claimed a hard-fought 2-0 win on the opening day.
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Brighton can count themselves unfortunate not to have picked up all three points in the 2-2 draw with Fulham, with their xG of 3.3 nearly double that of their opponents.
Pochettino will be desperate for a response following three losses on the bounce but we feel they will have to settle for a 1-1 draw (7/1) and have to come from behind to pick up that point with Brighton HT/Draw FT rounding off our Brighton vs Tottenham betting tips.
Pascal Gross remains Brighton's only absentee due to an ankle injury sustained against Fulham before the international break.
Tottenham will assess Dele Alli after he returned to training following a hamstring injury. Moussa Sissoko (knee) is also back in training but Hugo Lloris (thigh) will again miss out. Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier will be back in the squad after they were rested at Inter Milan.
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Tottenham are on a bad run of form and have looked shaky at the back, with the Champions League defeat in midweek doing little to boost confidence. Brighton are strong at home but Spurs have enough quality to end their losing streak.
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