Brighton, having won only two of their last 12 league games, are desperately seeking a turnaround in fortunes. Tottenham, in contrast, are in fine form with consecutive wins over Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, and Everton. Brighton, however, are formidable at home, suffering just four losses in their last 20 league games on their own turf, including only one defeat this season.
Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton have seen both teams scoring in all their nine home league matches, a trend likely to continue given their defensive vulnerabilities. They haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their 18 league games, with both teams scoring in 17 of these.
Tottenham can certainly capitalize on Brighton’s defensive weaknesses, but they also have their own defensive concerns, having seen both teams score in 12 of their last 15 league matches. Their away form has included conceding two or more goals against teams like Brentford, Burnley, Arsenal, Wolves, and Manchester City.
With both sides displaying attacking prowess but struggling defensively, an entertaining and goal-rich match is anticipated. Brighton’s defensive record is the poorest among the top ten, while Tottenham’s isn’t much better in the current top eight.
Brighton’s games have averaged 3.78 goals per match this season, while Tottenham’s have averaged 3.38, further suggesting a high-scoring encounter.
Brighton, with more preparation time for this match, could potentially find their way back to winning ways. Despite Tottenham’s notable injuries and suspensions, including James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Rodrigo Bentancur, and the suspended Yves Bissouma, a 3-1 victory for Brighton seems a plausible outcome, mirroring their previous home wins against Newcastle and Bournemouth this season. Betting on over 3.5 goals could be a wise choice for this match.