Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion, including predictions, team news and possible teams.
In search of a fifth successive Premier League victory, Tottenham Hotspur welcome Brighton & Hove Albion at his home in North London on Saturday afternoon.
The Lilywhites conceded a goal in their 2-2 draw with Everton last weekend, while the Seagulls won 4-1 against M23 rivals Crystal Palace.
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Red-hot Tottenham striker and former Everton boy Richarlison he cut a sad figure when he struck twice when he stepped on the bench last week, but the look on the faces of his Lilywhites team-mates was one of pride that had come to Merseyside.
Brazil’s international championship Jordan Pickford it all ends with two positive endings on either side of the negative Jack Harrison drunk in the first half, and after four minutes of injury time, Tottenham were eliminated from the next round Jarrad Branthwaite he gave a final nod from close range.
The Toffees’ first goal was shrouded in controversy, such as William Vicar – who Everton looked at from time to time from corners – saw that he was blocked by Harrison, taking the lead. Ange Postecoglou questioning the “reluctance” of the officials to shoot the goals he thought he would do in his post-match press conference.
A similar incident befell North London when they lost in the FA Cup to Manchester City, and Aston Villa demolished Sheffield United 5-0 later in the afternoon, Tottenham dropped to fifth in the Premier League table, albeit two points behind. lions, who will find them and win already Unai EmeryThe team faces Manchester United on Sunday.
Winning just one of their last four games while scoring seven goals on the road doesn’t make for exciting reading for the Lilywhites faithful, and the fact that they haven’t kept a Premier League clean sheet at home since October, but in each of their last four. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s top game can be won.
A streak of 36 consecutive Premier League games would also see Tottenham equal the second-longest streak in the competition’s history, although Brighton did not need an attacking lesson when they hosted the Lilywhites in December, and when arch-rivals Crystal Palace visited last week. .
No God bless you and no Michael Olise – shutout nine minutes before the injury struck again – did not impress the Eagles at Amex Stadium, where Lewis Dunk, Jack Hinshelwood, Facundo Goodnight and João Pedro they both blasted the net on an exciting derby day for the men in blue and white.
Responding well to their 4-0 drubbing by Luton Town, Brighton – despite their strong opposition – still have Europe on their minds as they sit eighth in the table, just one point behind West Ham United in seventh and final place on the continent. .
Palace’s defeat continued a strange goal-scoring pattern Roberto De ZerbiThe men, however, have gone from scoring at least four goals in one game to drawing a clean sheet in their last seven games – a bad sign for Seagulls fans who are hoping for some magic in the capital this weekend.
Going without a win in a run of five games on the road – and failing to find the back of the net in their last two games – will also serve to dent the visitors’ confidence, as they put four past Spurs on the South Coast in December. , they have never beaten the Lilywhites in consecutive league games.
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:
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Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League form:
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With South Korea and Mali eliminated from the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations respectively, Tottenham should be boosted by the return of their captain. Son Heung-min is a former Brighton man Yves Bissouma on the tour of Brighton, although the latter will need it once again after his impressive and feverish performance in the continental competition.
Giovani Lo CelsoA thigh problem could be understood after a while for the Argentine to take part, but Ryan Sessegnon expected to be out with the same concern, right Manor Solomon has had a difficult recovery from knee surgery and is still in the hands of the medical team.
The return of the Son will mean danger Timo WernerXI place, despite the bright light from the RB Leipzig loanee in the last few weeks, right Dejan Kulusevski must be recalled to the starting group Brennan Johnsonwho took about an hour at Goodison Park.
Brighton are set to welcome the striker back home this weekend as the Japanese form. Kaoru Mitomawho recovered from injury in the boat to participate in the last two matches of the Asian Cup.
However, the other winner Simon Adingra is preparing to represent Ivory Coast in the AFCON final against Nigeria, where the victims are knees Julio Enciso, Solly March and Joel Veltman have no quarrel with them James Milner (pig).
Player on loan from Barcelona Ansu Fati he returned from a calf injury as a late substitute for Palace’s demolition, but it would be surprising to see De Zerbi turn any winning side, barring the odds. Evan Ferguson to Danny Welbeck change forward.
Tottenham Hotspur expected to start:
Vicar; Leek, Rosemary, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Hojberg; Kulusevski, Madison, Son; Richardson
Brighton & Hove Albion possible start:
Verbruggen; Van Hecke, Igor, Dunk; Hinshelwood, Gross, Gilmour, Lamptey; Buonanotte, Pedro; Ferguson
We say: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Whether Brighton’s thrashing at Palace is the catalyst for their continued run remains to be seen, but the Seagulls have failed to follow up a string of impressive displays in recent weeks, and their attacking performance on the road leaves much to be desired. wanted.
Tottenham still favors a defensive defense at home and could be successful in 2024, but with the home win kind and Son’s return to provide a glimpse, Postecoglou’s free role remains to be seen. winner.
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