Brighton and Hove Albion are not yet out of danger, and their task won’t get any easier in the coming weeks.
The Seagulls are set to play five clubs from top seven in their remaining games, and this difficult run will begin with Tottenham’s visit to Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Brighton are placed 13th in the league table with 35 points, which gives them a seven-point buffer on bottom three sides. In their last game, they suffered a 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace. Another three points should secure Brighton’s survival and they will rely on their strong home-record to achieve them.
However, we don’t see them causing an upset against Tottenham, who are now favourites to finish in top-four. Spurs come into this game following a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester City, but that result doesn’t paint a true picture of their current form.
Prior to the defeat against City, Spurs had won their last six games in the league, and they would be eager to bounce back. Spurs are placed fourth in the table with 67 points. They have a healthy seven-point advantage on fifth-placed Chelsea, but any kind of slip-up on Tuesday will cause an unnecessary pressure on Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the final three games.
Spurs also have the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United next weekend, so Pochettino might rest some of his players against the Seagulls.
Earlier this season, Spurs claimed a 2-0 win over their opponents at Wembley Stadium.
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Match Facts
Prior to the defeat to Man City, Spurs were on a 14-game unbeaten run in the league.
Brighton have lost only four of their 17 home games in Premier League this season.
The Seagulls are without a win in their last four league games.
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Team News
Steve Sidwell is ruled out for the hosts, and Davy Propper remains suspended.
Spurs are still without Danny Rose and Harry Winks.
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Match Odds
Spurs are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 9/20 at BetVictor. We are backing the North London side to pick up a win in this game.
A draw is available at 15/4 odds at BetVictor, and a home win can get you 7/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Correct Score Odds
For our prediction, we are going for a 2-0 Spurs win in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 7/1 at BetVictor.
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Spurs striker Harry Kane is the obvious favourite to score in the game. We are backing the England international as our prediction. Christian Eriksen is also a good option at 11/5 odds at Betfair.
For the Seagulls, Glenn Murray is available at 11/4 odds at Unibet.
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We don’t see too many goals in this game, and we are backing under 2.5 goals as our prediction. This bet is priced at the best odds of 23/20 at BetVictor.