English Premier League | Tottenham vs Brighton: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Son header seals 2-0 win over Brighton

In December 2017, Christian Eriksen set up Heung-min Son for a late header to seal a 2-0 win at home over Brighton in the Premier League.

Tottenham vs Brighton: Line-ups



Momentum With Spurs


As a collective group, Tottenham have certainly found their form in front of goal in recent weeks, scoring 25 times in their last seven Premier League matches, with at least two goals scored in each of those matches.


Spurs have already had joy facing Brighton in 2022, winning 3-1 on home soil in the FA Cup fourth round in February, before securing a 2-0 league victory at the Amex Stadium last month. Success for the Lilywhites on Saturday would see them win five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2018.


Brighton’s poor run of form had seen them slip into the bottom half of the table, but last weekend’s victory has seen them climb up to 11th place, level on points with Crystal Palace in the top 10.


The Seagulls can now take plenty of confidence to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, but results on the road against Spurs have been hard to come by over the years, as they have won only one of their last nine away league matches against them, losing each of the last five in succession since a 1-0 win back in October 1981.


Should Brighton cause another upset in North London, they would become just the second team in Premier League history to win away at both Arsenal and Tottenham in consecutive league games, after Hull City in October 2008.

DPP Verdict

Both sides head into Saturday’s fixture in high spirits but the momentum is certainly with Tottenham, who are in free-scoring form and have their eyes firmly set on Champions League qualification. Brighton are sure to pose a threat in the final third, but we can see the hosts coming out on top and piling more pressure on their top-four rivals.