How will Spurs fare in their first ever trip to the AMEX?
Brighton v Spurs – Tuesday 19:45, Sky Sports
The Seagulls will be disappointed having gained just one point from their last three prior to their fixture with Palace in what were very winnable matches, especially at home to Huddersfield last time out. That form doesn’t bode well as Spurs have won six on the bounce before hosting Man City, winning to nil in half of these, while they’ve also won to nil in half their 12 road trips to teams outside the top six. Moreover, Brighton have lost all their six games facing the top-five teams, only managing to score one goal across all these games.
Chris Hughton’s men prefer to get the job done rather than entertain, as 22 of their 32 games so far this term have seen fewer than three goals, as have both their last two at Falmer Stadium. The visitors have been conservative too when playing weaker opposition in the bottom half, with five of their last seven matches having fewer than three goals and we expect them to shut out this Brighton side.
The visitors have won to nil in all four of their ties with promoted sides this term, with three of them finishing 2-0. Furthermore, the hosts haven’t been embarrassed defensively this season, only twice in their 32 outings allowing the opposition to bag more than two goals. Their recent defeats to Everton and Leicester also finished this way, as did the reverse fixture between these two earlier in the season.