Kick-off: 1915, 31/01/2021
Stadium: Amex Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Tottenham are again likely to have to prove they can cope without Harry Kane as they look to bounce back from their midweek defeat by Liverpool.
The England captain was withdrawn at half-time in the 3-1 loss after suffering injuries to both ankles during the first period and regardless of the assessment, he seems certain to miss out on Sunday.
Brighton have had an extra day to prepare for the game and after drawing five of their last eight matches, we’re backing the Seagulls to earn another point at 23/10 as our opening Brighton vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton will be keen to capitalise on Kane’s likely absence but seem to lack the ruthless streak needed and had to settle for a goalless stalemate with Fulham on Tuesday, giving us two winners at 12/5 and 15/4 in our preview of that game.
Their last Premier League win at the Amex Stadium came against Arsenal last June and they have now gone 14 home matches without victory.
Boss Graham Potter said: “Clearly we’ve drawn too many and that’s something we want to try and improve, the home record absolutely.
“We’ve got some points away from home, but it would be better for us to win some games at home. We’ve drawn too many, like I said, and we’ve had some losses against the big teams mostly. But we just have to keep fighting, that’s how it is.”
The Seagulls have drawn nine of their 20 games this season, more than any other team in the league, and six of those have come at home.
Given that Spurs have only conceded five first-half goals, a goalless first half appeals at 17/10 in the Brighton vs Tottenham odds.
Last Brighton line-up: Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Veltman, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, March, Maupay, Trossard.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Kane’s injury capped a pretty miserable night for Spurs on Wednesday as any faint hopes of a title challenge were killed off by the defending champions.
Liverpool looked back to their best but Spurs were architects of their own downfall as defensive mistakes gifted the visitors all three goals.
Boss Jose Mourinho was not shy in highlighting the matter, saying: “It’s a performance totally affected by defensive individual mistakes.
“The team was very solid, very confident and in the first half we made three defensive mistakes – individual.”
Avoiding those kind of mistakes at the back should be much easier against Brighton but the goals of Kane will be missed, as will the assists he has provided for Son Heung-min this season.
Four of Brighton’s last five games have produced no more than one goal so that looks a decent option at 11/5 as our final Brighton vs Tottenham prediction.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Doherty, Rodon, Aurier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Dier, Ndombele, Son, Kane, Bergwijn.
BRIGHTON 0-0 Fulham
TOTTENHAM 1-3 Liverpool – Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Head-to-head: Tottenham 2-1 Brighton, Tottenham 2-1 Brighton, Brighton 3-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-2 Tottenham
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