Tottenham will be hoping to continue their good form as they play host to a struggling Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
Spurs are unbeaten in five Premier League outings and will be confident of extending that record when Brighton come to town, although first they face the visit of Antwerp in the Europa League.
The Seagulls have only won once all season, against Newcastle United, and the early signs suggest they could be involved in a relegation battle.
Tottenham vs Brighton predictions
Tottenham need to make their stunning stadium a fortress this season if they are to force their way back into the top four. Some have even suggested they could mount a title challenge in 2020-21, with Liverpool and Manchester City already dropping points. After losing to Everton on the first weekend, Spurs have responded well and they look good value to make it six games unbeaten against Brighton.
Tottenham vs Brighton betting tips
Odds correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Mourinho’s men to shut out Seagulls
Backing a Tottenham win doesn’t offer a huge amount of value and, as such, it’s worth getting behind the hosts to pick up a victory with a clean sheet.
Brighton have netted 10 times in the league this term, scoring in every game, but the goal rush has slowed with just one in each of their last two outings against Crystal Palace and West Brom.
Indeed, they required an own goal to take the lead against the Baggies on Monday and appear to be lacking bite in the final third.
A trip to Tottenham will be a test given the recent head-to-head record. The south-coast club have lost on each of their last five visits to Spurs in all competitions and failed to score in three of those.
Tip: Tottenham to win to nil @ 21/10 with bet365
Hosts spurred on by busy workload
Spurs lost at home to Everton on the opening weekend of the season but are unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions since. Any cobwebs have been blown away and they look a dangerous prospect.
A busy fixture list appears to have helped them build their fitness levels and the depth that José Mourinho has added to his squad with some shrewd summer business has enabled him to rotate his players.
Expect Spurs to make a quick start when Brighton arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as they look to continue their charge up the standings.
Tip: Half-time/full-time – Tottenham-Tottenham @ 8/5 with bet365
Super Son to strike again
Son Heung-min has become an integral figure for Tottenham over the past few seasons and he appears to have hit his best form in 2020-21.
The South Korea forward struck his eighth league goal of the campaign in Monday’s 1-0 victory over Burnley to move clear at the top of the Premier League's goalscoring charts.
He is well on track to smash his record haul for goals in a single top-flight campaign, which is the 14 he netted in 2016-17.
His pace has tormented defences up and down the country in the early stages of the season and Brighton will have a difficult job trying to contain him.
Tip: Son Heung-min to score at any time @ 11/8 with bet365
Tottenham vs Brighton odds
Tottenham are the obvious favourites to win this match and can be backed at 8/13. The draw is 3/1 while Brighton are unfancied by the bookies at 9/2.
Tottenham team news
Gareth Bale is likely to have to wait for his first Premier League start since returning with Son, Tanguy Ndombele and Lucas Moura supporting lone striker Harry Kane. Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier will be the centre-back partnership with Sergio Reguilon and Matt Doherty at right and left back.
Tottenham predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Moura, Ndombele, Son; Kane.
Brighton team news
Adam Webster, Dan Burn and Joel Veltman will be the back three with Lewis Dunk still suspended. Neal Maupay will lead the line with Adam Lallana and Leandro Trossard providing the service from attacking midfield. Tariq Lamptey and Solly March will provide the width as wing backs.
Brighton predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Veltman, Burn; Lamptey, White, Bissouma, March; Lallana, Trossard; Maupay.
Last five results
29 Oct EL Antwerp 1 Tottenham 0 L
26 Oct PL Burnley 0 Tottenham 1 W
22 Oct EL Tottenham 3 LASK 0 W
18 Oct PL Tottenham 3 West Ham 3 D
4 Oct PL Man Utd 1 Tottenham 6 W
1 Oct EL Tottenham 7 Maccabi Haifa 2 W
26 Oct PL Brighton 1 West Brom 1 D
18 Oct PL Crystal Palace 1 West Brom 1 D
3 Oct PL Everton 4 Brighton 2 L
30 Sep LC Brighton 0 Man Utd 3 L
26 Sep PL Brighton 2 Man Utd 3 L
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