4:45 AM (AEST) Wednesday, April 18 at Amex Stadium, Brighton
Round 35 of the English Premier League gets underway on Wednesday when mid-table side Brighton hosts the fourth placed Tottenham.
Brighton: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner; March, Stephens, Propper, Knockaert; Gross, Hemed.
Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Vertonghenm, Alderweireld; Wanyama, Dembele, Walker-Peters, Davies; Eriksen, Alli, Kane.
Just 11 League games have been played between these two sides, with Spurs winning 6 games to Brighton’s 3, while 2 other games have been drawn. Their first round match this season resulted in a 2-0 win to Spurs.
The Seagulls started their season back in the top grade slowly, opening with a 2-0 loss to Manchester City. They then fell to Leicester by the same scoreline before holding Watford to a scoreless draw. They then hammered West Brom 3-1 but couldn’t capitalise, losing the following week by 2-1 to Bournemouth. After beating Newcastle 1-0, they lost the following week to Arsenal 2-0. Since then they have been undefeated, picking up draws with Everton and Southampton while beating Hammers 3-0 and Swansea 1-0. Their form dropped afterwards as they had a 2 all draw with Stoke, a 1-0 loss to Manchester United and a scoreless draw with Crystal Palace. They then lost 5-1 to Liverpool, 2-0 to the out of form Huddersfield and 2-0 to top side Spurs before being held to a scoreless draw with Burnley. They then beat Watford 1-0 before going down to Chelsea 2-0. Back-to-back draws with Newcastle and Bournemouth were followed up with another 2 losses; 2-0 to West Brom and 4-0 to Chelsea, then had a 1 all draw with Southampton. Form then turned around as the Seagulls as they beat West Ham 3-1, drew 1 all with Stoke, hammered lowly Swansea 4-1 and then scored a brilliant 2-1 win over Arsenal. Their form went downhill again after, losing 2-0 to Everton and Leicester, then drew with Huddersfield before scoring a 3-2 loss last week to Crystal Palace.
Tottenham started their season with a 2-0 win over newly promoted Newcastle. They then lost 2-1 to Chelsea before scoring a 1 all draw with Burnley. In Round 4 they hammered Everton 3-0 before being held to a scoreless draw by Swansea. They’ve been consistently strong since, beating West Ham 3-2, Huddersfield 4-0, Bournemouth 1-0 and then Liverpool 4-1. They then suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, before struggling to a 1-0 win over the last placed Crystal Palace. Their form then dropped as they lost 2-0 to Arsenal and 2-1 to Leicester while scoring 1 all draws with West Brom and Watford. They have since bounced back with impressive victories against Stoke 5-1, Brighton 2-0 and Burnley 3-0 while suffering a heavy 4-1 loss to undefeated League Leaders Man City. Spurs hammered Southampton 5-2 and Swansea 2-0 in their next two games before being held to a 1 all draw with West Ham. After they belted Everton 4-0, the Spurs were held to a 1 all draw with Southampton. Spurs bounced back with a brilliant 2-0 shut-out of Manchester United before scoring a 2 all draw with Liverpool. Spurs then beat Arsenal 1-0, Palace 1-0 and Huddersfield 2-0, before their 4-1 hiding of Bournemouth. They continued their winning run, beating Chelsea 3-1 and Stoke 2-1 before going down last weekend to Man City 3-1.
Brighton attack v Spurs defence – The Seagulls attack is the fifth worst in the League while the Spurs defence is ranked the fourth best.
Spurs should stroll home with this.
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