Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton

Premier League: Tue, 23/04  Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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Spurs are unlikely to be troubled by Brighton’s misfiring attack, so a 2-0 win for the home team looks entire feasible at evens with Betfair. Alternatively Spurs can be backed to win the game by any margin and keep a clean sheet at 21/20 with Bet365.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

The games keep coming thick and fast for Champions League Semi-Finalists Tottenham, as they play host to relegation threatened Brighton in a game vital at both ends of the table.

Results favouring Spurs?

Despite their 1-0 defeat at Manchester City on the weekend, Spurs were given a helping hand in their top four quest as Arsenal and Manchester United both slipping to defeats on the weekend and Chelsea drawing at home with Burnley, not much damage was done.

Not surprisingly, Spurs looked increasingly leggy and tired, particularly in the second half at the Etihad Stadium, with Wednesday’s Champions League tie against the same opponent not surprisingly draining them physically and emotionally. With the Semi-final Champions League tie against Ajax to come in a week’s time, and with a London Derby to come before that against West Ham United, the endurance and squad depth of Spurs will be severely tested.

Can Seagulls grab a precious positive away result?

With just three league wins on their travels all season and twelve defeats, fans of Brighton will not be travelling to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium brimming with confidence. The Seagulls touch in front of goal has also deserted them at the worse possible time, as they go into this fixture without a goal in their last six league and cup games. With just three points separating Brighton from eighteenth placed Cardiff City, Chris Hughton’s side face an uncertain end to the season, particularly with a trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal and a daunting home game against Manchester City on the last day of the season still to come.

Team News

Hugo Lloris is likely to be available after unexpectedly missing the defeat at Manchester City, but Harry Winks remains doubtful and may not be risked with the Champions League Semi-Final so close. Moussa Sissoko is also expected to be out for two weeks, while there is still no timeframe on a return for top scorer Harry Kane.

Under pressure Brighton will be without injured midfielder Davy Propper after he went off with a hamstring problem in their weekend draw against Wolves. Beram Kayal is likely to be recalled to take his place. Key winger Anthony Knockaert completes a three-match ban after being shown a straight red in the defeat against Bournemouth.

Battle weary Spurs should still prevail

Despite their mounting injury problems and thin resources, it will be extremely surprising if Brighton were to get anything out of this fixture given their current run of form. Whilst they drew their last fixture 0-0 with Wolves at home, it again served to underline how toothless they have become in attack. Despite Spurs carrying plenty of injuries and knocks, they should still have enough quality out on the pitch to pick a path through what is likely to be a very defensive minded Brighton team.

Spurs are unlikely to be troubled by Brighton’s misfiring attack, so a 2-0 win for the home team looks entire feasible at evens with Betfair. Alternatively Spurs can be backed to win the game by any margin and keep a clean sheet at 21/20 with Bet365.

*Odds correct at time of publication.

 

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