An enthralling clash between two teams closely placed on the Premier League table sees Tottenham Hotspur welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to their 1 billion pound ground.
Cristian Stellini’s Spurs who sit 5th on the Premier League table would be slugging it out with Robert Der Zerbi’s Brighton and Hove Albion in a game that is expected to be highly competitive.
Both teams have got contrasting fortunes in the Premier League currently, the home side have picked up just one win in six appearances across all competitions.
They have also picked up just 3 points from a possible 12 in the top-flight and their last win in the Premier League was a 3-1 victory at their home turf against Nottingham Forest in March.
Brighton and Hove Albion are unbeaten in their last 7 games
Brighton and Hove Albion are unbeaten in their last 7 games across all competitions winning 5 and drawing 2.
Robert De Zerbi’s side are a well oiled and drilled side. They are a hard nut to crack for their oppositions as they have got a plethora of intelligent players littered across the team.
Tottenham Hotspur would be banking on the brilliance of their highest goalscorer, Harry Kane, to help stir the club towards victory in the game.
Son Heung Min who has had a below par season is also expected to wave his magic wand in assisting Spurs toward a victory for the team.
Brighton and Hove Albion would also be banking on the sheer genius of Mitoma and their entire XI that is filled with names who can hold their own against superior oppositions on any day.
Evan Ferguson is also another youngster making a name for himself alongside Caicedo, Gross, March, World Cup winner Mac Allister amongst others.
The last meeting between both sides in October ended 0-1 with Harry Kane supplying the killer punch.
However, Brighton and Hove Albion’s last visit to Tottenham Hotspur saw Leandro Trossard 90 minute goal decides the day.
Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton have met previously 14 times, the Lilywhites have won 10 while Brighton have won just 3, they have both shared the spoils on just one occasion.
Team News for Tottenham Hotspur
Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon and Yves Bissouma are all nursing injuries while Richarlison couldn’t play against his former club on Monday and he is still not available yet as he trains alone.
Son Heung Min is expected to assist Harry Kane as they aim for victory. Kane is closing in on a century of goals at home in the Premier League as he has netted 98 so far.
Team News for Brighton and Hove Albion
For Brighton, Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo came off due to injury concerns in the last game against Bournemouth but De Zerbi is confident that his boys are fine and ready to return to action.
Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey, Jakub Moder and Jeremy Sarmiento are unavailable for selection due to injury.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic, Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Steele, Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gross, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson
The game involves two sides who are closely matched on the Premier League table with Tottenham Hotspur who have 50 points seated 5th and Brighton who have accrued 46 points so far occupying 5th.
So, I expect the encounter to be keenly contested as well but Brighton should come out of that encounter with at least a point.
Scoreline predictions: Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion or Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion.