Brighton vs Tottenham: Premier League preview


ottenham head to Brighton as the latest club to be thrown into crisis, after Harry Kane was forced off injured during a comprehensive home defeat to Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho will be looking for a reaction from his players but will also need to alter his tactics after a blunt second half without Kane.

Brighton are without a Premier League win at home in 14 games, and may fancy their chances with Spurs wobbling.

Brighton vs Tottenham is scheduled for an 7.15pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Amex Stadium.

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TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Harry Kane’s injury means a rejig in attack for Spurs. Heung-min Son deputised as the lone focal point, but produced little threat.

Gareth Bale is nearing full fitness and could earn a rare start, having scored against Brighton earlier this season. Carlos Vinicius, signed on loan for this exact reason, is the obvious choice, but does not appear to have Jose Mourinho’s full trust.

Serge Aurier stormed out a half-time of the Liverpool loss and could well be left out on Sunday as part of disciplinary action.

Prediction: Brighton 1-1 Tottenham

Spurs look weak at the back and now weak up front following Harry Kane’s injury. The striker is so much more than just that, and the attack could well struggle with rhythm.

Jose Mourinho will need a win to keep the critics at bay for another few days and will need his players to step up, with Brighton playing well despite earning few points.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Brighton wins: 7
  • Draws: 8
  • Tottenham wins: 16
  • Last meeting: Tottenham 2-1 Brighton

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Brighton: 21/10
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Tottenham: 13/10
  • 1-1 draw: 5/1

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