Saturday 5 October: 12.30pm KO
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A trip to the seaside is sometimes just what you need after a stressful week. The fresh air does you good apparently, but all Tottenham want on Saturday is three points at Brighton and Hove Albion. Tuesday saw them lose 7-2 at home to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Now they return to the Premier League and are already ten points behind leaders Liverpool. As for Brighton, they haven’t won a league games since the opening weekend of the season.
Time for an interesting stat that might just break the hearts of both Brighton and Tottenham supporters. Tottenham conceded seven goals at home to Bayern on Tuesday, that’s five more than Brighton have scored in their last six Premier League games.
It would be even more embarrassing therefore if Spurs leaky defense was to concede yet more goals in this match. That defeat isn’t the end of their Champions League as they are only two points behind Red Star Belgrade, who they have yet to play. In the Premier League though, it’s a lot harder task. Hence the fact that they are now 80/1 (81.0) at Unibet to win the Premier League title.
They are only a point off the top four though and ensuring they play in the Champions League next season is important for them. You can get odds of 8/11 (1.72) on them securing a top four finish. If their current form continues though, there might be a Europa League campaign in the new year.
Losing so heavily to Bayern Munich was bad enough, doing it at home was even more of a disaster. They have to bounce back from that loss and this is an ideal opportunity to do just that. A home game against Watford next week gives them the opportunity to get back into the top four. Tottenham are 19/20 (1.95) at Betfair to win on Saturday.
Brighton and Hove Albion are in 17th place after seven games with just six points earned. Their season began with a 3-0 win at Watford but there have been no league wins since then. The promise that was shown in that opening win just hasn’t been followed up on.
The last six league games has seen them score just twice and concede ten goals. It used to be that Brighton could rely on their home form to keep them out of relegation trouble. However, they don’t even have that at present. Brighton have gone eight home league games without a win and that was against Huddersfield. The odds on them beating Tottenham on Saturday are 3/1 (4.0) if placing your bet at William Hill.
Tottenham have won five of their last six league and cup games against Brighton. Their last loss to them was 36 years ago. The clubs have gone through a fair number of grounds since that match! Both teams have scored in two of the last three meetings. The odds on that stat coming up at the weekend are 4/6 (1.66) at Bet365.
Tottenham will be without Serge Aurier who is suspended after being sent off last weekend. Ryan Sessegnon and Giovanni Lo Celso continue to be absent for them. Brighton have several key players out injured, Leonadro Trossard, Shane Duffy, Bernardo and Jose Izquierdo are unlikely to feature this weekend. Solly March may make his return though. If you want to try a new betting experience for this game, take a trip to the Betbull website.
Tottenham have to get a positive result from this fixture. After defeats by Colchester United and Bayern Munich (not often together in the same sentence), a loss at Brighton would pile even more pressure on them. Brighton have several players out injured and a bet on Tottenham to win with over 1.5 goals has odds of 13/10 (2.3) at Betfred.