Tottenham vs Brighton: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, December 23, 2019 1:20 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 1:20 PM UTC

Tottenham should bounce back with a win...
<div><h2>Tottenham vs Brighton</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday, December 26, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Tottenham will be desperate to return to winning ways on Boxing Day after suffering a humbling defeat against Chelsea last time out. Jose Mourinho has now lost to both of his former clubs during his short time in the Spurs dugout, but they have been pulverising the smaller clubs. Brighton’s away record is poor, with five defeats from nine games on the road so far this season, and Mourinho’s men really should capitalise.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Spurs will be without Son Heung-Min after the South Korean forward was sent off during their defeat against Chelsea. He kicked out at Antonio Rudiger in frustration and that ended his team’s hopes of making a comeback. Mourinho is likely to bring in Christian Eriksen to replace him in the starting line-up, as Tottenham missed the Danish playmaker’s creativity against Chelsea. They are still without injured captain Hugo Lloris and reserve goalkeeper Paolo Gazzaniga has struggled in his absence. Jan Vertonghen played at left-back last time out, but Mourinho may decide to move him into the centre alongside Toby Alderweireld and put Danny Rose on the left.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Graham Potter continues to play Adam Webster alongside Lewis Dunk at the back for Brighton, which means Shane Duffy is on the bench. Both centre-backs were pulled all over the place by Oli McBurnie and David McGoldrick as the Seagulls lost 1-0 at home to Sheff Utd on Saturday. There are no injury concerns for Brighton, but Potter may decide to shuffle his pack due to the quick turnaround time between games. Glenn Murray and Aaron Connolly are among the players waiting in the wings if the manager decides to rest Neal Maupay, Pascal Gross or Leandro Trossard.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Brighton are a lot better at home than on the road and that shows in their head-to-head record against Spurs. They lost 2-0 at White Hart Lane as a newly promoted team in 2017/18 and then they lost 1-0 at Spurs’ shiny new stadium last term. They beat Tottenham 3-0 at the Amex in October, but they are likely to face a much sterner challenge on the road. Despite their defeats to Man Utd and Chelsea, Spurs look like a different animal under Mourinho, and they really should grind out a victory in this game.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Tottenham to win and over 1.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5) with Coral</a></strong></p></div>
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