By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 22nd September 2018
Brighton and Hove Albion will welcome Tottenham to the Amex Stadium this Saturday, at 5:30pm. All eyes will be on Mauricio Pochettino’s men – who have suffered consecutive defeats in the League and Champions League – to see if they’ll bounce back with a win against the Seagulls.
Brighton vs Tottenham: Predictions and Odds
Chris Hughton’s side are tipped as 10/3 favourites, with Spurs 78/100 outsiders, and the potential of a draw on the cards trading at 11/4.
Considering the odds, Brighton have a pretty good chance of recording a historic win over Spurs, and recent performances by the Seagulls have pushed betting tipsters into predicting them to win.
Key to a potential victory for Hughton will be the ex-Eredivise superstar, Alireza Jahanbakhsh. His ability in front of goal was validated after he secured the Golden Boot in the the Dutch league a few years ago, and there is every chance he will be just as prolific against Spurs on Saturday.
We’ve tipped the Iranian striker to score first, with odds betting at 10/1, as part of our Brighton vs Tottenham predictions.
Meanwhile, Tottenham will need to secure a win against Brighton when they meet at the Amex if they are to prevent a fourth consecutive defeat from occurring. They failed to overcome Liverpool last week in the league and crumbled to Inter Milan’s impressive offensive unit on Tuesday.
But they still possess attacking players who are more than capable of sealing the three points for them. Most notably Harry Kane and the resurgent Lucas Moura.
Both have been Spurs’s biggest threat going forward, and we’ve made them our pick to come up with the goods against Brighton.
Kane has been picked to score first with odds of 13/5, whilst Moura is betting at 11/2.
Brighton vs Tottenham predictions: Head to head
Brighton have only won one of their last nine games against Tottenham in all competitions (W1 D2 L6), which doesn’t bode to well for them.
In previous meetings, they have been overwhelmed by Spurs’s attacking lineup, but this season the tipping scales are more balanced.
Saturday’s game could be one where Brighton will pose just as much of a threat as Pochettino’s men, wuth the focus on players like Glenn Murray, and Pascal Gross.
We’ve tipped them to get onto the score sheet and cause Spurs problems as part of our Brighton vs Tottenham predictions.
Brighton vs Tottenham betting tips: Predictions, best bet and scorer
Predicted score: Spurs to win 2-1, trading @ 7/1
Spurs may have a whole host of factors against them, but they still have the attacking players to score goals and a credible defensive setup to keep Brighton at bay.
With players like Murray testing their title credentials, Tottenham’s defenders will have to step up. It rests on Toby Alderwiereld and Jan Vertonghen as central defenders to contain the strength that the Seagulls and in particular Murray pose up front.
We’ve tipped Spurs to win by two goals to one, but if you’re feeling particularly vindictive, you can opt for our alternative pick which sees them draw 2-2, with odds of 12/1, as part of our Brighton vs Tottenham predictions.
Predicted scorer: Glenn Murray to score first, with odds @11/2
Brighton striker Glenn Murray has scored four goals in his five Premier League games this season, including three in two at the Amex Stadium.
However, he’s never scored in four Premier League appearances against Tottenham.
Predicted total number of goals scored: under 2.5
Both teams operate in similar ways; press high, defend in numbers and attack with pace and skill on the counter.
Whichever way the pendulum swings, pre-match verdicts suggest that there will be very little goals in the game, tipping one team as narrow winners over the other.
We’re betting that a total number of under 2.5 goals will be scored, with the Seagulls edging it as part of our Brighton vs Tottenham predictions.
Brighton vs Tottenham stats: Powered by Opta
- Brighton have lost just one of their last nine Premier League home games (W5 D3), losing 0-2 vs Leicester in March
- After an unbeaten run of nine Premier League away games (W6 D3), Spurs have lost two of their last four on the road in the top-flight (W2).
- After losing their first three Premier League home games against ‘big six’ opposition by an aggregate score of 1-11, Brighton are unbeaten in four against them (W3 D1).
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.