Brighton vs Tottenham preview | Latest team news | Expected line-ups | Prediction
This is a match preview ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Brighton including team news, line-ups and predicted score
Tottenham will look to bounce back from their embarrassing defeat to Bayern Munich when they take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Spurs collapsed against the Bundesliga champions with former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry helping himself to four goals as Bayern Munich ran out 7-2 victors in their Champions League group stage clash at the New Tottenham Stadium.
The heavy defeat has only heightened question marks surrounding the future of Mauricio Pochettino and while he insists he’s committed to Tottenham for the long haul, his position will be under more scrutiny if Spurs don’t win this weekend.
The north Londoners have endured a tough few weeks as they crashed out of the Carabao Cup to League Two Colchester, blew a two-goal lead to draw at Olympiacos while they tasted defeat at Leicester recently so Pochettino will be desperate for a win tomorrow.
Tottenham currently sit sixth in the Premier League table and they’ll be up against a Brighton side who are 16th following their defeat at Chelsea last time out so both clubs will be looking to improve their positions this weekend.
Tottenham have no fresh injury worries following the Bayern match but they’ll continue to be without the services of Giovani Lo Celso as he’s still recovering from a hip injury that’s hampered him for over a month.
Ryan Sessegnon is also still on the sidelines with a hamstring problem while Serge Aurier will serve a one match ban following his dismissal against Southampton last weekend.
Pochettino could freshen things up with Kyle Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura all pushing for recalls.
As for Brighton, they’ll have Solly March back in the squad after he recovered from a thigh injury but Davy Propper will need a late fitness test after missing the defeat to Chelsea with a hamstring problem.
Shane Duffy is still out with a calf injury while Bernardo, Leandro Trossard and Jose Izquierdo also remain on the sidelines.
Brighton 1-2 Tottenham: Spurs have been shocking on the road this year as they haven’t won any of their last nine away games and no doubt the Bayern hammering will be weighing heavy on their mind. However, this is a good opportunity for them to get back on track as they’ve not lost any of their last four Premier League games with Brighton and the Seagulls haven’t won any of their last eight home games.
If Tottenham score early then they could go on and win comfortably but I think Brighton will make a good game of this. However, Spurs should have too much quality in the end so I’m backing them to bring home a narrow win.
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