Brighton V Tottenham Betting Tips: Both Teams to Score – 5 October 2019

Will Tottenham's dismal away sequence continue?

Brighton V Tottenham

Saturday 5 October 2019 – 12:30 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 9/13
Bookmaker: MoPlay

1 X 2
29/10 5/2 23/25

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of 3 October 2019 at 01:00)

Preview: Both teams could present compelling cases as to why they are the ones in desperate need of a winning outcome here, though it is out on the pitch where the pair urgently must do their talking. It should be a fascinating watch as Brighton prepare to host Tottenham in the first of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. The Amex Stadium is the venue, and it can be seen live on BT Sport.

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Brighton Preview – Seagulls to make some noise on the South Coast?

The Seagulls (3/1 with Unibet) continue to slide down the Premier League standings (16th – W1 D3 L3, GF5 GA10) after extending their sequence of games without winning to six with a 2-0 loss away to Chelsea. In truth, it was never a game they were expected to take much from. Furthermore, if anything Graham Potter would have been a relieved man come the end of the match with the scoreline only reading 2-0, because his team were thoroughly outplayed (xG: CHE 3.87 – 0.79).

Allowing the glut of chances that they did at Stamford Bridge is an obvious concern ahead of them facing another member of the ‘big six’. Although that was a significant improvement on the 4-0 scoreline suffered at Man City at the end of August. Brighton have recorded two clean sheets in 2019/20, but both would come against the current bottom two sides (Newcastle and Watford) and neither were at home, where they failed to keep out West Ham (1-1), Southampton (L0-2) or Burnley (1-1).

Nevertheless, their displays have been much better at The Amex, where they have looked a lot more threatening in attack and should have scored more goals as well as collected more points. Albion were especially unfortunate in their most recent home encounter, drawing 1-1 with Burnley despite dominating for large swathes of the game and carving out the better opportunities (xG: BRI 1.62 – 0.44 BUR). A similar performance would see them seriously trouble a fragile and wounded Tottenham defence.

 

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Tottenham Preview – Can wounded Spurs respond to adversity?

Speculation and theories are rife at the moment as everyone attempts to digest and understand quite what is happening at Tottenham Hotspur (19/20 with WilliamHill). Because what was already a laboured and underwhelming start to the new campaign has quickly escalated into full-blown catastrophe. The club are well off the title pace (6th – W3 D2 L2, GF14 GA9), were humbled in the EFL Cup by Colchester United from League Two, and then unequivocally humiliated in the Champions League.

A monumental response is demanded now following that surreal encounter on Tuesday, in which they were spanked 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich. The scoreline was harsh, whilst Spurs would also create a host of good chances as well, but the capitulation was galling and would hint at deeper issues within the camp. Harry Kane scoring for the third competitive game in succession was about the only positive, and the England international is odds-on to make it four this weekend (49/50 with UniBet).

What we are able to predict is the likelihood of Tottenham, at the very least, making hard work of this assignment. That is because this is a team which has not managed to win away in the Premier League since beating Fulham (who were subsequently relegated) back in January of last season. Their previous nine outings on the road have returned only two points (D2 L7), three of which were this season (D2 L1). The latest of those, meanwhile, was a 2-1 reverse at Leicester City in which Kane did open the scoring.

 

Brighton V Tottenham Key Facts:

  • Brighton are without a win in six Premier League games (D3 L3), since beating Watford 3-0 in their opening fixture.
  • Tottenham have not managed to win away from home in the Premier League since 21 January (D2 L7 since).
  • Last season would produce winning outcomes in both meetings for Tottenham, who were 1-0 victors at home and won 2-1 away.

 

Betting Summary

Brighton have a really poor record versus their upcoming opponents, taking one point from four previous meetings in the Premier League. Yet this feels like an unmissable opportunity, to capitalise on a team seemingly in disarray. The Seagulls have problems of their own, though, having not won a league game since the opening weekend (D3 L3 since). Performances at home (D2 L1) have been strong, however, even if they don’t have sufficient points to prove it.

Tottenham could be absolutely anything this weekend, on the back of that miserable night against Bayern Munich in which they shipped seven goals. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is being scrutinised like never before and he urgently needs to mastermind a revival. However, while this may feel like an eminently winnable fixture, we should not forget how this team has failed in its previous nine attempts to win away from home in the Premier League (D2 L7).

Despite a dominant head-to-head record, Tottenham have never found Brighton an easy opponent. Both encounters were close last season, settled in the end by single-goal margins in their favour. Spurs, however,  are more vulnerable now than arguably at any other stage in the Pochettino era. Therefore, another positive display from Brighton should see them pose their frail visitors problems.


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