Brighton v Tottenham Preview

After a bright start to the season, Tottenham have now lost three games in a row and desperately need all three points at Brighton in the late kick off on Saturday.

A 3-0 win at Manchester United at the end of last month seemed to back-up the North Londoners’ title credentials, but since then they’ve lost twice in the league and suffered a Champions League loss at Inter Milan.

The defeat in Italy on Tuesday will have been particularly hard to take, as Spurs looked on course to take the points before the Nerazzurri hit two late goals to claim a 2-1 success.

A trip to the Amex offers Mauricio Pochettino’s men a chance to get back to winning ways, but it may not be straightforward for the visitors.

Tottenham to win @ 1.76

Brighton struggled against the top six last season until a win over Arsenal in March, before then securing a victory over Manchester United in the final run-in.

The Seagulls have beaten United again this year and all three of the three wins mentioned came at Amex Stadium, so this won’t be easy for Spurs – but they should go into the game hungry and will feel they have a point to prove after their run of defeats.

The criticism aimed at Pochettino and his squad has perhaps been harsh as their league losses came against in-form Watford and Liverpool, and they can count themselves incredibly unlucky to have failed to get a result in Milan.

Brighton are always well drilled and organised in defence, so it may take Spurs a while to make a breakthrough but ultimately they should have too much quality for their hosts this weekend.

Son Heung-min to score anytime @ 2.35

Son Heung-min has played just 29 minutes of Premier League football so far this season, due to his involvement in the Asian Games with South Korea.

The forward did play for over an hour against Inter in midweek and is likely to go into the starting line-up on Saturday, particularly if Dele Alli remains absent with a hamstring problem.

Spurs rely heavily on Harry Kane’s goals but he has now gone five games without finding the back of the net for club and country. The England striker is 3.60 to score first or 1.74 to score at anytime, but if he continues to struggle in front of goal, Son looks a good candidate to step up and shoulder the responsibility.

Harry Kane to hit the woodwork @ 6.00

Strikers need a little bit of luck sometimes and at the moment it just isn’t going Kane’s way.

In the Harry Kane Player Props market, the frontman is 6.00 to hit the woodwork and that stands out if you’re looking for an outside bet.

His barren run will end sooner rather than later, but in the meantime there may be some frustrating moments for Kane and being denied by a post or the crossbar is not beyond the realms of possibility at the Amex.