Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Both teams will be looking to bounce back from weekend defeats where they conceded three goals.
Last time: The last meeting on the south coast was way back in 1983, with Brighton running out 2-1 winners. Spurs won the reverse fixture earlier this season 2-0. Football predictions are tough to get right, but a similar result looks the likely outcome here.
This time: Brighton are 15/2 to win with Tottenham at 7/15 and the draw 7/2.
You might remember: Serge Aurier’s fluke goal in the last meeting. The full-back’s cross ended up in the back of the net, and put Spurs on the road to a 2-0 win.
Brighton's Last Six:
Won: 1 Drawn: 1 Lost: 4
Davy Pröpper is still suspended following his recent red card. Aside from him, Chris Hughton’s only absentees are Steve Sidwell and Isaiah Brown.
Tottenham Hotspur's Last Six:
Won: 4 Drawn: 0 Lost: 2
Spurs are not currently troubled by too many injuries. Mauricio Pochettino will be without Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters for the trip to Brighton.
This is a Premier League preview where the result looks like a straightforward choice. Football prediction can often be aided by looking at the form guide, and Spurs had won six league games in a row prior to running into Manchester City, whereas Brighton have won none of their last four. Here are some football betting tips to help guide your selections for this match.
Brighton are 15/2 to win, and the Seagulls have won over two thirds of their Premier League points in front of their own fans this season. Although they recently lost against Leicester at the Amex, they had won their three home games prior to that.
Tottenham are available at 7/15, and their skinny price is well justified. Spurs have been the second best team on the road in the top flight in 2017/18. They haven’t lost any of their last eight away matches in the league, which is the longest current unbeaten away streak in the division.
The draw is priced at 7/2. While a tie may appear unlikely, only West Brom have drawn more home league games than Brighton this season, and as this match has a swift turnaround following Saturday’s matches, it could peter out into a stalemate.
Glenn Murray is 11/4 to bag a goal, or 15/2 to get the opener. Only six players in the division have scored the first goal more times than he has this season, and he also has six goals in his last 10 appearances for the Seagulls so is in good form.
Harry Kane is 12/5 to open the scoring, and as he has done that more often than any other player in the top flight this season, it’s definitely a bet worth considering. This is Kane’s game in hand on Mohamed Salah in the race for the Golden Boot, so an anytime scorer bet at 4/6 looks sensible, as the England international will look to claw back his five goal deficit on the Liverpool forward.
Premier League predictions are often tricky, but this looks like it should be a routine win for the visitors.
Predicted Score: Brighton 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
Look out for:
Brighton to fail to score. The Seagulls have only scored once against one of the top five this season, and that was a dubiously awarded penalty against Liverpool. A ‘no’ bet in your both teams to score predictions looks a good option, and it’s priced at 19/20.
Under 2.5 goals, at 6/5. Football predictions can be aided by research, and Brighton have featured in the joint-fewest Premier League matches with at least three goals this season. Spurs have appeared in the fewest of the big six teams, so this is unlikely to be a goal-heavy affair.
It's a long shot, but:
Brighton to win 1-0, at 21/1. Football score predictions are always tricky, but Chris Hughton’s side have been far better at home than away this season, and Spurs may have one eye on their forthcoming FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United.
Written by Andrew Beasley
Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.