Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton and Hove Albion Preview, Predictions, Li 1

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton and Hove Albion
English Premier League, England
Date: Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England

Experiencing defeat against Manchester City last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur will be aiming for redemption. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are targeting nothing else other than three points as they face Brighton this Tuesday.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton and Hove Albion Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this midweek Premier League clash.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Tottenham Hotspur

Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1

Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen(def);Trippier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Rose(mid);Alli, Lucas(att mid); Son(att).

Brighton and Hove Albion

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Ryan(g);Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo(def);Bissouma, Stephens(mid); March, Gross, Izquierdo(att mid);Murray(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this Tuesday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.

Tottenham Hotspur

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWLL

Before their recent two consecutive meetings with Man City at Etihad, Tottenham have actually been doing quite well. Spurs won their previous three matches, which all of them were at home.

Losing their latest league fixture 1-0 this past weekend can trigger them further on midweek. The Lilywhites will try hard to get back into winning ways.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LLLLD

Brighton themselves have been really poor recently as they have been losing four games and only getting one point from their last five. Chris Hughton’s men did end their losing streak with a draw last weekend, holding Wolves into a goalless draw.

The Seagulls are hoping that they can start getting positive results again this midweek. Taking on a hungry Spurs side won’t be easy, but the visitor will be happy with another draw.

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino’s side still have to deal with several injury problems with his players. Tottenham are without Harry Kane and Serge Aurier for this midweek as they remained sidelined.

There’s also doubts with the likes of Erik Lamela, Harry Winks, and Moussa Sissoko. However, they might be fight enough to get into the team for this midweek clash.

Brighton and Hove Albion

Hughton doesn’t have too much issues with unavailable players, though they also have some absentees. Propper won’t be available due to injury, while Knockaert is suspended for this midweek game.

Bissouma and Stephens will be given that double pivot role in midfield to hold down Spurs’ creativity. Meanwhile, Murray is set to get the starting nod up front with Izquierdo, March and Gross supporting.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been dominated by Tottenham with four wins and just one draw.

Their latest match up was on September 22, 2018 and it ended with a 2-1 victory for Spurs.

Match Prediction

Playing at home again, Tottenham will have a strong confidence in getting maximum points. Tiredness can be an issue for Spurs, but they have enough quality to get a victory on Tuesday.

Brighton themselves are also motivated following their recent success in ending their losing streak. Spurs are favorite to take all three points, but they must not give any chances to their opponent.

Final Score: 2-0