Tottenham take on Brighton looking to quickly bounce back from the defeat against Chelsea on Sunday. Meanwhile, Brighton were extremely disappointed to see their three-game unbeaten sequence come to an end with the home defeat against Sheffield United. This is an extremely difficult game for Spurs, who are once again feeling the pressure of having to get results in order to stay in the top four race. The Londoners have lost three in the last five games with Jose Mourinho’s imperious home record being broken by a Chelsea outfit that were clearly better in every department.
Chelsea would have given Brighton lessons on how to beat Spurs. The Seagulls have already been able to enjoy a success at North London after beating Arsenal 2-1 at the start of December. Even though Brighton’s away form makes for a poor reading, they have been making substantial improvements on this record. They have just conceded 15 goals during this period. Tottenham will be low on confidence after the recent defeats, but there will be a lot of support from the fans. Even then, Brighton will be quite solid at the back and they have the ability to play for a draw.
Brighton have the signs of building a strong team that is capable of some good results at the AMEX Stadium. It should not be forgotten that the Seagulls were able to pick up a 3-0 win over Spurs in the reverse fixture. Spurs will try to start the game on the front foot, but it is easy to bring down the Londoners with a back to the walls approaching the first few minutes. If an early goal does not come through, Brighton have a chance. A good choice to go with Brighton with an advantage of 1.5 goals is a great pick. It can be backed at 1.60.