Brighton tests Tottenham on October 5, 2019 at the American Express Community Stadium.

“Soccer" Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club

The Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club was founded in 1901 and they played their early years in the Southern League before joining the Football League in 1920. From 1979 up to 1983, the Seagulls enjoyed success in the First Division and even made it to the 1983 FA Cup Final.

However, Brighton dropped to the 4th division during the 1990s. They regrouped and earned successive promotions in the early 2000s. Then after a runner-up finish in the EFL Championship in 2017, the Seagulls earned a return ticket to the Premier League after a 34-year absence. The Seagulls finished 15th in their first season back but were nearly relegated the last time out after a 17th place finish.

Brighton is currently ranked 13th in the league in Goal Difference at -3 goals. They are also 15th overall in Goals Scored with five goals on the current season. The Seagulls have allowed 8th goals so far in this term, 10th most in the Premier League this year. They are also ranked 15th overall with a total of three assists this season.

Forward Neal Maupay has scored two goals for the Seagulls while Florin Andon and Leandro Trossard each have one score on the current term. Davy Propper, Solly March and Bernardo produced the assists for the Seagulls while goalkeeper Matthew Ryan has given up eight goals and has 13 saves on the year.

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“Soccer" Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur FC was founded in 1882 and they own the distinction of being the first club to accomplish the League and FA Cup double, doing so during the 1960/61 season. The Hotspur successfully defended the FA Cup in 1962 and then went on to win the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963, the first win for any British club. In 1972, they won the inaugural UEFA Cup and overall, Tottenham has won at least one trophy in every decade from the 1950s to the 2000s, a feat only matched by Manchester United.

Tottenham closed out with only one win in their final five matches last season and finished in 4th place in the final EPL table despite a good start to their 2018-19 campaign. Still, they were able to qualify for the Champions League, where they made it to the final and lost to Liverpool. Despite their disappointing finish, Tottenham has finished in 4th place for the third straight season.

Tottenham is ranked 5th in the EPL in Goal Difference at +1. They have scored a total of seven goals this season, which is ranked third in the league. Four out of those seven goals scored were assisted and on the other side of the field, the Hotspur are tied for 10th in the EPL  with a total of six goals conceded this season.

Harry Kane leads the Hotspur with three goals scored already this season. Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, and Tanguy Ndombele each have scored one goal each this year. Ndombele and Moura also have one assist each for Tottenham. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has conceded six goals with 25 saves in five appearances.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Brighton currently ranks 15th in the EPL table with a record of 1-3-2 SU. The Seagulls have not won in their last three matches with a loss to Manchester City and draws against Burnley and Newcastle. They have scored just one goal in their last three matches played.

Meanwhile, Tottenham is 2-2-1 SU on the season and they are 3rd in the current EPL standings. The Hotspur opened the season with a win over Aston Villa, a draw against Manchester City and a loss to Newcastle. In their last two games, Tottenham has a draw over Arsenal and a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. They are the soccer betting favorites in this match.

Head to head, Tottenham has won three out of the last four meetings between these two clubs. Brighton has not beaten Tottenham in four matches while these teams played to a draw in one of those games. In their most recent matchup, Tottenham recorded a 1-0 home victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Tottenham enters this match in much better form. Brighton is struggling to get wins although they have three draws on their record. Both these teams look pretty even when it comes to defense but I think Tottenham has the better attack and offense will be the difference here. Prediction: Tottenham

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