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Spurs v Brighton Betting Tips: Son set to shine against the Seagulls?

| 21.04.2019

Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea all faltered in the race for the top-four over Easter weekend. So it’s still advantage Tottenham ahead of tonight’s crunch tie with relegation-threatened Brighton.

Spurs couldn’t collect three points at Manchester City on Saturday. But they remain in pole position both in the table and in the market, with our traders going 1/9 about the Lilywhites finishing in the first four.

Can Mauricio Pochettino’s men strengthen their grip in North London? Or will the visitors follow up their surprise point at Wolves with another shock result tonight?

Match Odds

It’s been a while since Brighton last won at Spurs. So long in fact that current Seagulls boss Chris Hughton started at full-back for Tottenham. That run is expected to continue with the visitors chalked up at 11/1 for a surprise away win.

The hosts are 2/7 to continue their 100% record at the new stadium, while it’s even-money about them to Win to Nil for the fourth consecutive home match since moving in. Alternatively, the Draw is available at 17/4.    

Talking Tactics

Mauricio Pochettino is attempting to juggle his side to contend with the demands of the Champions League and the Premier League. That could mean returns for Victor Wanyama, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.

Oliver Skipp may make his first top-flight start since December, while Fernando Llorente is a potential replacement for Lucas Moura as Spurs revert to a 4-3-1-2 formation. Paulo Gazzaniga will continue to deputise for Hugo Lloris.

Brighton haven’t scored in over 540 minutes of football. That’s unlikely to change with Glenn Murray expected to lead the line in a lone front role ahead of Pascal Gross with Davy Propper and Anthony Knockaert both unavailable.

Lewis Dunk
England and Brighton centre-half Lewis Dunk.

The Seagulls will attempt to soak up pressure and hit their hosts on the counter-attack or via set pieces. Centre-half pair Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk will be crucial to that, while Martin Montoya and Bernardo may return at full-back.

Goalscorer Odds

No Kane? No worries. Tottenham haven’t had any trouble scoring goals in the England man’s absence. Son Heung-min has three goals in his last five matches and is 8/11 Anytime or 10/3 to Score 2 or More.

Moura is next best at 11/10, with Christian Eriksen priced at 12/5. Erik Lamela scored against the Seagulls in September and could feature off the bench if he passes a late fitness test. He’s a 7/2 shot to Score Last.

Murray is Brighton’s best hope at 11/4 ahead of Locadia at 15/2, although given Tottenham’s home record and the visitors’ profligacy in front of goal, it’s 4/5 about the Seagulls failing to score.

Match Info

Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

When: 7:45pm, Tuesday 23rd April.

How to Watch: Sky Sports Main Event

View the latest Spurs v Brighton odds.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.