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Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion 12/26/2019 Online Soccer Betting, Picks and Predictions
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion 12/26/2019 – Tottenham seeks to bounce back from their loss against Chelsea as they take on Brighton & Hove, which haven’t won a single Premier League match since December 6. Kickoff will be on December 26 at 7:30 AM ET at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the United Kingdom celebrates Boxing Day. The fixture can be seen live at Amazon Prime Video in the UK and NBC Sports in the US and SofaScore will feature it via live stream. The fifth-running Spurs will look to close in on fourth-placed Chelsea and remain unbeaten in their head-to-head with Brighton, which is currently in the 13th spot. On the other hand, the Seagulls hope to snap their two-game skid and get back to the winning column to improve their placing in the Premier League. Soccer gambling rules favor the Spurs to take home the victory against Brighton.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion 12/26/2019
Tottenham Hotspur (7-5-6 win-draw-loss, 26 points) has been playing good music since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager since November 30. In five Premier League matches, the Spurs are 3-0-2 since the Portuguese boss is known as “The Special One” took over, which included a 5-0 whitewash of Burnley on December 7. In their last fixture at home, the Spurs were blanked by Chelsea, 0-2. Their defense allowed Willian to score two goals in the first half and witnessed the ejection of South Korean forward Son Heung-min, who was sent off in the 62nd minute on a foul against Antonio Rudiger. Tottenham will look to earn their fifth Premier League win in six head-to-head duels with Brighton & Hove since December 2014.
Players to Watch: Harry Kane (9 goals, 2 assists); Son Heung-min (5 G, 7 A); Dele Alli (5 G, 3 A); Lucas Moura (4 G, 1 A); Moussa Sissoko (2 G, 1 A).
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove (5-5-8, 20 points) could have been in the eighth spot with a 7-3-8 standing if they only kept their lead against Wolverhampton and Crystal Palace intact. The Seagulls wasted a 2-1 edge against the Wolves when they allowed Diogo Jota to score his brace in the 44th minute and in their last outing, Wilfried Zaha fired a last-gasp goal to help Palace share the points with Brighton & Hove.
In their last match against Sheffield United, Brighton allowed Oliver McBurnie to score a goal in the 22nd minute and were unable to score in retaliation. The Graham Potter side must not put everything to waste against Tottenham considering the goal-scoring potential their rivals bring to the table. Their defense must be solid to get their first win since December 6. Neal Maupay has been splendid for Albion as he scored goals in the last three games. The odds are stacked against Brighton especially now that the Spurs are streaking to the top four of the Premier League table.
Players to Watch: Neal Maupay (7 goals, 0 assist); Lewis Dunk (2 G, 2 A); Leandro Trossard (2 G, 2 A); Adam Webster (2 G, 0 A); Aaron Connolly (2 G, 0 A).
Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton & Hove Albion Betting Numbers
Summary: The rejuvenated Spurs will run over the Seagulls and continue their march to the top of the table. According to best sports betting sites online, the Mourinho-managed Tottenham will score goals in the early moments of the match and cruise to a win over Brighton & Hove, which will need a top-notch defense to force a draw or upset the Spurs.
Moneyline: Tottenham Hotspur holds a -228 moneyline for the fixture while a +666 moneyline is placed on Brighton & Hove. If the result ends in a draw, the moneyline for this match is pegged at +385.
Score Prediction: Tottenham will emerge victorious against Brighton, 3-0.