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?Tottenham vs. Brighton: Match Preview & Line-ups

Sat 05 October 2019 | 5:51

Tottenham travel to England’s south coast to take on Brighton & Hove Albion looking to bounce back after a humiliating night in Europe, conceding seven goals to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Competition: Premier League 2019/20 season

​​Date: Saturday 5 October 2019

​Time: 12:30 pm BST

Venue: AMEX Stadium

Last season: Brighton 1-2 Tottenham

Referee: Jon Moss

Spurs suffered the heaviest defeat of their 137-year history as Bayern Munich ran riot in north London with a memorable 7-2 victory,

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making Saturday’s trip to the south coast a must-win.

The defeat has raised questions over Mauricio Pochettino’s future at the club – with Jan Vertonghen admitting the Spurs squad was “ashamed” of a result that leaves them playing catch up in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Brighton still haven’t won in the league since the opening game of the season.

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After beating Watford 3-0 on opening day, the Seagulls have been hammered to the tune of 10-2 while drawing and losing three games each.

Team News:

Tottenham will be without Serge Aurier after the right-back’s sending off against Southampton last Saturday.

Summer signings Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso remain unavailable through injury.

Brighton could be without Shane Duffy once again with Davy Propper also a doubt after missing out last weekend with a hamstring problem. The hosts will, however, be boosted by the return of Solly March, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, and Leon Balogun from injury.

Injuries/suspensions:

Brighton: OUT – Leandro Trossard (groin), Shane Duffy (calf), Bernardo (knee), Jose Izquierdo (knee); QUESTIONABLE – Davy Propper (hamstring)

Spurs: OUT – Giovani Lo Celso (groin), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Serge Aurier (suspension)

Predicted line-ups:

Tottenham XI: Lloris; Sissoko, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies; Ndombele, Winks, Eriksen, Lamela; Son, Kane

Brighton XI: Ryan, Webster, Burn, Dunk, Montoya; Propper, Stephens, Mooy, Altaze. Gross, Maupay

Head to head results:

There have been 28 past meetings between the two and Tottenham have surprisingly picked up more wins – 14 to Brighton’s six.

You have to go back to 1983 for the Seagulls’ last win in this fixture.

Statistics:

-Brighton are winless in all four of their Premier League meetings with Spurs (W0 D1 L3), losing both matches last season.

-Spurs haven't lost against Brighton since April 1983 when they were beaten 2-1 in a top-flight fixture - they've won five and drawn one of six matches against the Seagulls in all competitions since then.

-Brighton haven't led for a single minute in any of their four Premier League matches against Spurs, with their two goals both coming in matches when they were trailing.

-Starting with a 1-2 defeat to Burnley on February 23rd, 2019, Tottenham Hotspur have won just 22 points in their last 19 Premier League matches. 12 teams have won more than them in their last 19 matches, including Bournemouth (23) and Newcastle United (25).

-Tottenham are winless in nine Premier League away games (D2 L7) since beating Fulham in January. They last went longer without a win on the road between April-December 2006 (10 games).

-Brighton & Hove Albion are winless in their last eight home league games (D3 L5), last enduring a longer run in February 2010 (nine games).

-Brighton & Hove Albion have failed to score more than once in any of their last 15 Premier League home games - only Sunderland (28 between Dec 2002 - May 2006) and Huddersfield (24 between Mar 2018 - May 2019) have had longer such runs in the competition.

-Each of Tottenham's last nine Premier League goals have been scored before half-time, with Spurs last netting in the second half against Manchester City in their second match of the season. 


source: SportMob