Kick-off: 1230, 26/12/2019
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV: Amazon Prime
Tottenham and Brighton both suffered disappointing Premier League defeats over the weekend but we reckon Spurs are better equipped to bounce back on Boxing Day.
The London outfit have claimed five wins from nine home games this term, while Albion have suffered the same ratio of losses when on the road.
Our stats also suggest this should be an entertaining encounter, so Evens for a home win and over 2.5 goals is the first Tottenham vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Spurs had a day to forget on Sunday, as Willian’s brace handed Chelsea a stunning 2-0 win and Heung-min Son was sent off for kicking out at Antonio Rudiger.
Allegations of racist chanting during that match overshadowed the poor result, but Jose Mourinho said: “They were better than us in the first half. It’s not difficult for me to admit it.”
Mourinho was left to lament lapses in concentration for both goals, but felt Son’s dismissal was harsh and unfortunate, especially coming as Tottenham tried to get back into the game.
He added on the club website: “We were looking for a goal but instead of a goal, we received a red card and then the game is easy for them to control.”
Spurs deserve another chance in our opinion, though, having previously thrashed Burnley 5-0 here, before winning 2-1 at Wolves.
Son’s suspension may lead to Dele Alli getting forward more, so 7/2 for him to open the scoring takes the eye from the Tottenham vs Brighton odds.
Last Spurs line-up: Gazzaniga, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Aurier, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Moura, Son, Kane.
A Look At Brighton & Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Brighton were dispatched 1-0 by this season’s surprise package Sheffield United at Amex Stadium and Graham Potter viewed that result as a wake-up call.
“It didn’t take long for the pressure to come – about 20 minutes – and that’s something for us to deal with as a team,” the head coach said.
“If we think we’re just going to turn up at the Amex and start passing through teams at this level, that’s a concern, because it doesn’t happen that easily.”
That display was out of character, though, as Albion had previously won 2-1 at Arsenal and claimed scored draws versus Wolves and Crystal Palace.
Neal Maupay has been in red-hot form and the Seagulls have scored in five straight away games, although they did lose three of those fixtures.
We’re finishing off our Tottenham vs Brighton betting tips by taking 7/4 for a home win and both teams to score, plus 21/2 for a 3-1 scoreline.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Dunk, Webster, Montoya, Burn, Stephens, Trossard, Gross, Mooy, Propper, Maupay.
TOTTENHAM 0-2 Chelsea
BRIGHTON 0-1 Sheff Utd
Head-to-head: Brighton 3-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-2 Tottenham
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