Saturday’s Premier League action closes out with a handsomely-looking encounter between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at the AMEX Stadium.
Unfazed by Graham Potter’s switch to Chelsea, the Seagulls held Liverpool to an enthralling 3-3 draw at Anfield last weekend despite taking an early 2-0 lead.
Brighton’s phenomenal performance at Anfield made them the first and only side to take home points from the Red corner of Merseyside twice in Premier League football since the start of 2021/22.
Seeking a second consecutive top-half finish for the first time since reclaiming the top-flight status in 2017, they are on the edge of the top four after going unbeaten in six of their first seven league games.
New manager Roberto De Zerbi showed his ambition to build on Potter’s legacy at Anfield, contributing to Brighton’s joint-best seven-game start to a Premier League campaign (W4, D2, L1).
The Seagulls’ top-half credentials will be on the line when Tottenham arrive at the AMEX on Saturday, keen to bounce back from a tepid scoreless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League.
Spurs’ bid to progress beyond a competitive-looking Group D took another blow following a 2-0 defeat at Sporting Lisbon on matchday two, highlighting the importance of returning to winning ways.
Concerned about his men’s ability to perform on multiple fronts, Conte made a damning prediction for the remainder of the season, admitting his hopes of adding to his options in January.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League outings at the AMEX (W4, D3) and could win three successive home league matches for the first time since November 2019.
If you’re looking for an omen, one of the Seagulls’ triumphs during that run was a 3-0 romping of Tottenham, a side they defeated 1-0 in their most recent top-flight duel in April.
However, after succumbing to a 2-0 loss in this corresponding fixture in 2021/22, Brighton could lose back-to-back top-flight H2Hs against Spurs at home for the first time since 1982.
Tottenham’s poor form on their Premier League travels has seen them pick up just one win from four away league matches this season (D2, L1), keeping a clean sheet just once.
After seeing their unbeaten Premier League start go out of the window at the hands of Arsenal last weekend, Spurs could lose consecutive top-flight outings on the road for the first time since September 2021.
Not all Tottenham players disappointed at the Emirates Stadium as Harry Kane became the first-ever player to score 100 away goals in the Premier League.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Potential Line-ups
Brighton & Hove Albion (3-4-3): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan; Leandro Trossard, Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross.
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Clement Lenglet; Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ryan Sessegnon; Richarlison, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min.
How to Watch?
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
We expect both teams to score in what promises to be an eye-catching contest.
But the share of the spoils appears to be the likeliest scenario.
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
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