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Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton: Spurs To Down Seagulls!

Tottenham Face Brighton Tonight Still Holding On To Third Place Despite Not Winning An Away Premier League Game For More Than 90 Days! But It’s Three From Three in Their New Home. Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, And Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

After Tottenham’s tripleheader with Manchester City, interrupted briefly by a visit from Huddersfield, it’s time to get back to the nitty gritty against Brighton. Chris Houghton’s side are on a horror run and have failed to score in five games. Shots on target are pretty much a rarity as well with none in the last match against Wolves. 

23-04 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tottenham (3) v Brighton (17)
KO:19.45 REF: C Kavanagh

Tottenham Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Serge Aurier Hamstring injury. Harry Winks Groin injury. Harry Kane Ankle injury.
  • 50% Chance of Playing: Moussa Sissoko Groin injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Erik Lamela Hamstring injury. Hugo Lloris Muscle injury.

Brighton Team News

  • Suspended Until 27 Apr: Anthony Knockaert.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Davy Pröpper Hamstring injury.

Opta Stats

  • Tottenham have only lost one of their six previous home league games against Brighton (W3 D2 L1), winning the last two by a 2-0 scoreline in December 1982 and December 2017.
  • Brighton are winless in their last five meetings with Tottenham in all competitions, drawing one and losing four since a 2-1 league win in April 1983.
  • Tottenham have won all three of their home games in all competitions since moving into their stadium, scoring seven goals and conceding none.
  • Tottenham have lost four Premier League home games this season, just one fewer than they’d lost at home in their three previous league campaigns combined.
  • None of Tottenham’s last 67 Premier League games have ended 0-0 – the longest current such run in the division, and Spurs’ longest ever run without a goalless draw in the competition.
  • Brighton have failed to score in their last five Premier League games – the longest current run in the competition, and the joint-longest such run in total this season (Southampton also five).
  • Brighton have lost all 10 of their Premier League away games against ‘big six’ opponents, conceding 22 goals and scoring just twice.
  • Spurs’ Lucas Moura scored a hat-trick in his last home Premier League game, a 4-0 win against Huddersfield. He’d only scored three goals in his previous 14 previous home games in the competition.
  • Brighton manager Chris Hughton has only won one of his seven Premier League games against Tottenham (D3 L3), a 1-0 win over Tim Sherwood’s Spurs side as Norwich boss in February 2014.

Prediction

Tottenham’s keeper Hugo Lloris is struggling with a muscle injury but the question has to be asked. Do they need a keeper? With no goals in their last five games, and no shots on target in their last game, do they pose any kind of a threat?

Tottenham 4 Brighton 0

 

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