Brighton vs Tottenham: Match preview, possible lineups, predictions and team news

Brighton vs Tottenham Match preview || Imago

Brighton vs Tottenham: Match preview, possible lineups, predictions and team news

Stephen Oladehinde 17:05 - 26.12.2023

The upcoming Premier League clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur is scheduled for Thursday, December 28, 2023, kicking off at 8:30 PM WAT at the Amex Stadium in Falmer.

This match comes at a crucial time for both teams, especially for Spurs, who have recently reinvigorated their top-four challenge, moving back into the Champions League spots ahead of Manchester City.

Brighton's Recent Form and Key Players:

Brighton, under the management of Roberto De Zerbi, has experienced a bit of a mid-season slump. They haven't won their past three games, indicating some struggle in maintaining consistent form. 

Key players for Brighton, such as Julio Enciso, Ansu Fati, Joel Veltman, Pervis Estupinan, Adam Webster, Tariq Lamptey, and Solly March, are all unavailable due to injuries.

Tottenham's Recent Form and Key Players:

Tottenham, led by Ange Postecoglou, has recently turned things around with three consecutive Premier League wins. This improvement is vital as they look to solidify their position for European competition qualifications. 

Cristian Romero is expected to be available for the game, and Richarlison is a slight doubt, while Destiny Udogie is free from suspension.

Tottenham players || Imago
Tottenham players || Imago

Head-to-Head Record:

Historically, Tottenham has had the upper hand in this fixture, winning 20 of their encounters compared to Brighton's 9, with 8 draws between them. Their last meeting on April 8, 2023, ended in a 2-1 victory for Spurs.

Playing Styles and Tactics:

Brighton is known for their fluid and attacking style of play, often employing creative midfield tactics. Tottenham, on the other hand, has been effective with their high-pressing game and quick transitions from defense to attack.

Brighton players celebrating || Credit: Imago
Brighton players celebrating || Credit: Imago

Betting Tips and Predictions:

Betting predictions lean towards a Tottenham win, given their recent upturn in form. Odds from Betfair indicate close odds for both a Brighton win and a Tottenham win, both at 31/20. A draw stands at 29/10. 

For those looking for a more adventurous bet, over 2.5 goals in this match is a prediction worth considering.

Considering Tottenham's recent form and Brighton's injury woes, Spurs are likely to edge this one out, although Brighton's home advantage at the Amex could provide an upset. 

The game promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams eager to claim all three points.

How to Watch:

The match will be broadcasted on SuperSports via DSTV.