Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur
Tuesday 17th April 2018
FA Premier League, Amex Stadium
Live on Sky Sports HD – Kick-Off: 19:45
Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur – Brighton can all but secure their Premier League status by beating a Tottenham Hotspur side in the pursuit of second place.
First things first. Chris Hughton and Brighton have done a remarkable job so far. The Seagulls’ maiden Premier League campaign has so far been a huge success as they stand on the brink of guaranteed safety from relegation.
The season has included some massive highs, such as the 2-1 victory against Arsenal and the 3-0 defeat of West Ham at the London Stadium. Recent form has not been so strong, without a victory in five since that Arsenal match, but their performances throughout the year have surely done more than enough to beat the drop.
The weekend’s defeat to M23 derby rivals Crystal Palace will leave a sour taste in the mouth, but a match against one of the country’s best, and most in-form sides is the perfect platform to rectify that taste.
Until the defeat against City, Spurs were on a rampage. They had not lost in the league since the first time they played Guardiola’s side in December. Pochettino’s team have forced themselves into the race for second place, and by surpassing Chelsea, aided with a wonderful curse-breaking 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, nearly ensured Champions League football once again.
The reverse fixture was a comfortable win for Spurs. This game will likely again depend on Tottenham’s attacking impetus and whether they can break the ever-resilient defensive wall that is Brighton’s backline. Dubious goal-claiming Harry Kane will be fired up to increase his tally and do so.
Kevin Friend will take charge of his 18th Premier League game of the season, hoping to not find a reason to have to give out a first red card of the year. Of the 19 Premier League referees, Friend averages the second lowest average booking points per match with just 22.9. This has seen only 39 yellow cards in the games he has officiated.
Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports HD with Kick Off at 19:45 GMT.
Prediction: Brighton 0-2 Spurs
Suggested tips – Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur – (BET365):
- Half Time / Full Time – Spurs / Spurs – (link no longer available).
- Correct Score – Tottenham Hotspur win 2-0 – (link no longer available).
Suggested tips – Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur – (SKYBET):
- Match Stat Price Boost – Murray, Kane, Alli & Eriksen to have 1+ shot on target each – 11/4. (NB)
- Popular RequestABets – Murray & Kane to score and Stephens & Aurier to be carded – 80/1.
- Both Players to Score – Glenn Murray and Harry Kane – 4/1.
- Popular RequestABet – Eriksen to score, 4+ corners each team and Dunk to be carded – 18/1.
- RequestABet up to 10/1 – Tottenham to win, Tottenham to score 2+ goals, 6+ match corners and under 80 match booking pts – 1/1. (NAP)
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