Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
27 December 2023, 18:33

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The Premier League continues with the round of post-Christmas midweek matches, and the next big date on the calendar is Thursday, December 28, when Brighton are set to host Tottenham Hotspur. The kick-off at Falmer Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 pm local time.

With the season about to reach its halfway point, it is clear that the two teams have different goals from the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign. Nevertheless, the upcoming match will be of crucial importance for both sides, as you will see in our Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction.

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The Seagulls qualified for European football for the first time in their history last term but playing on two fronts has taken its toll on Roberto De Zerbi’s men. Thus, Brighton currently sit ninth in the Premier League table with 27 points after 18 matches. They have scored 34 and conceded 31 goals.

In terms of recent form, the Albion has recorded one win, two draws and two losses in the last five league matches.

Another key aspect for the Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur tips is the injured players, with the hosts set to miss Solly March, Pervis Estupinan, Julio Enciso, Joel Veltman, Ansu Fati, Tariq Lamptey and Adam Webster.

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Spurs had an incredible start to the 2023/24 Premier League season under new manager Ange Postecoglou, and they were topping the table at some point. However, the team was hit by a plague of injuries in October which has resulted in a drop in performances.

The Lilywhites find themselves fourth in the standings with 36 points after 18 matches, boasting a goal difference of 37 scored and 24 conceded. In the last five Premier League matches, Spurs got three wins, one draw and one loss.

Postecoglou cannot count on Manor Solomon, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon, Rodrigo Bentancur, James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Alfie Whiteman (all injured) and Yves Bissouma (suspended) on Thursday. Despite the difference in terms of recent form, the Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur odds are surprisingly balanced.

Betting Tips Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur

Both teams to score? Yes

Both the hosts and the visitors are adventurous sides that bet on outperforming their rivals in attack but with little care for defensive security. Thus, our first Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction is both teams scoring, and Bet365 offers 1.40 odds on it happening.

In the 18 league matches so far, Brighton have failed to score only once, in the recent 2-0 loss to Arsenal. However, the Gunners have the best defence in the league, whereas the Spurs backline doesn't quite compare. To back it up with stats, Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine Premier League outings.

Finally, the visitors should end up on the scoreboard as well. They have scored in each 2023/24 Premier League match to date regardless of opponent. Moreover, Brighton haven't kept a single clean sheet this term so far, and it will be difficult doing so against the league’s fourth-best attack.

Over 2.5 goals

Moving on with our general expectations, we predict more than just two goals between Brighton and Tottenham on Thursday. The odds on over 2.5 goals stand at 1.44 on Bet365.

With their 34 scored and 31 conceded goals, the Seagulls are a team that plays and lets the opponent play. Of course, De Zerbi has tried to address the defensive fragility in recent weeks but it hasn’t gone too well, with the Albion conceding eight goals in the last five matches while scoring just six.

Finally, only Manchester City, Aston Villa and Liverpool have scored more goals than Spurs. Postecoglou’s men have the chance to catch up with third-placed Aston Villa if they get the full free points at Falmer Stadium, that’s why we expect the visitors to go all out against Brighton’s shaky defence. But this ultra-attacking mindset could also leave lots of free spaces for the hosts to exploit.

Heung-min Son to score anytime

An open-ended game is the perfect opportunity for big players to rise up to the occasion, and we believe that Spurs captain Heung-min Son will be the stand-out performer at Falmer Stadium on Thursday. Bet365 give 2.40 odds on the South Korean scoring anytime.

Son has replaced Harry Kane as Tottenham’s main man in attack, with the Englishman departing for Bayern Munich over the summer. The new captain has been doing a good job so far, scoring 11 goals and providing four assists in 18 Premier League appearances. In fact, he is just three goals behind leading goalscorer Erling Haaland and can absolutely improve on his numbers against Brighton.

Son has been in great form in recent weeks, netting three goals in the last five appearances. The South Korea international has scored against the likes of Manchester City and Newcastle United, two teams with very solid defences, so he can certainly do it against the Seagulls as well.

Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Brighton vs Tottenham Hotspur tips are only suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement in the end.