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Spurs Odyssey Preview - Spurs v Brighton, 23.04.19

Last season's game - Spurs 2 Brighton 0, 13.12.17
This season's away game - Brighton 1 Spurs 2, 22.09.18
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Full League Record of Spurs -v- Brighton
Prem          Pl   W   D   L   For- Ag  Pts
Home           1   1   0   0    2 -  0   3
Away           2   1   1   0    3 -  2   4
Total(Prem)    3   2   1   0    5 -  2   7
Football Lge   
Home(Div 1)    4   2   1   1    6 -  4   6
Away(Div 1)    4   3   0   1    8 -  3   7
Total(Div 1)   8   5   1   2   14 -  7  13
Football Lge
Home(Div 2)    1   0   1   0    0 -  0   1
Away(Div 2)    1   0   0   1    1 -  3   0
Total(Div 2)   2   0   1   1    1 -  3   1 
Total(Prem)    3   2   1   0    5 -  2   7
Total(Div 1)   8   5   1   2   14 -  7  13
Total(Div 2)   2   0   1   1    1 -  3   1   
Grand Total   13   7   3   3   20 - 12  21

Last Six Premier League results:-

Spurs      -    DLLWWL
Spurs      1-1    Arsenal
S'hampton  2-1    Spurs
Liverpool  2-1    Spurs
Spurs      2-0    C. Palace
Spurs      4-0    Hds'field
Man City   1-0    Spurs

Brighton    -   WLLLLD

C. Palace  1-2    Brighton
Brighton   0-1    S'hampton
Chelsea    3-0    Brighton
Brighton   0-5    B'mouth
Brighton   0-2    Cardiff
Wolves     0-0    Brighton

Pos           P  W  D  L   F-A   GD  Pts
 3. Spurs    34 22  1 11  64-35  29   67
17. Brighton 34  9  7 18  32-53 -21   34

Time to make a fortress in our new home!

What an Easter we've had! Despite losing at The Etihad, none of our top four fellow contenders managed to win. A dismal Manchester United were thrashed at Goodison Park. Arsenal lost at home to Palace, and last night Chelsea failed to beat Burnley, who have ensured their survival in the process of spiling the fun at Stamford Bridge. Spurs have therefore retained third place and can increase their lead with a win against struggling Brighton. We've won the three official games played so far in our new stadium and not conceded a goal. The odds on Brighton managing a goal must be very long as they have failed to score in their last 6 games in all competitions, which includes 5 Premier League games. It's time for Spurs to make a fortress out of their new home and another massive crowd will surely urge their team onto success against "The Seagulls"!

It's sad to see our former hero Chris Hughton having a hard time at Brighton who have only managed two Premier League wins so far this calendar year. Those were a narrow 1-0 at home to Huddersfield, and in their following game a 2-1 away win in the "M23 Derby" against Crystal Palace. Funnily enough they beat the same teams in the reverse fixtures in early December. Between those successes Brighton's only league win was a 1-0 against Everton on 29th December.

Brighton had a good cup run and only lost the semi-final 1-0 against Manchester City, but one has to wonder if Chris Hughton took his eye off the survival ball. His team was grateful to two very late goals and a successful penalty shoot-out to get past Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-final.

Whilst you would never have described Brighton as being safe from relegation this season, with plenty of workanlike performances and early season scoring prowess from Glenn Murray, they did not give the appearance of true relegation candidates. Whilst Brighton "parked the bus" at Molineux on Saturday and got a precious point, they remain only three points above Cardiff and one place off the bottom three. After Spurs, Brighton play Newcastle at home, Arsenal away, then Man City at home on the last day. As much as we love you Chris, we have to win tonight but we will wish you the very best of luck when you go down the other end of the Seven Sisters Road!

When we played Brighton at the AMEX Stadium in September, Erik Lamela was in a rich vein of form and scored what turned out to be our winning goal in the 76th minute. We haven't seen Erik since he came off the bench in Dortmund and he hasn't started a game since we played Chelsea away in late February. We haven't seen the best of him since 2018, I'm afraid. I haven't seen any team news as yet, but I doubt we will have anyone returning apart from Hugo Lloris. Trippier will probably start and with the two game a week schedule continuing until the last day of the Premier League season, I would think that either Toby Alderweireld or Jan Vertonghen will get a breather for this game.

Going back to that early season away game against Brighton their goal was an added time consolation by Anthony Knockaert who stupidly got himself sent off in the diabolical 5-0 home defeat against Bournemouth and has to miss this game. Davy Propper suffered an early hamstring injury at Molineux and will also miss this game.

Brighton managed just two touches in the Wolves penalty area on Saturday, but they got their point and will no doubt adopt a similar strategy tonight. After all, they only conceded one goal against City in that semi-final. Spurs, of course will adopt a more traditional attacking strategy and I am confident guile, pace and ability, coupled with the crowd will see us win this game. My prediction is 3-0.

The match referee is Chris Kavanagh, who by coincidence also refereed the away game this season. The other time we saw him was at home to Bournemouth. With only these two games under his belt with Spurs, Mr Kavanagh is the highest scoring referee in the Spurs Odyssey voting stakes, with an average of 6.75!

"It was Twenty Years ago today!" - On 24th April, 1999, Bill Nicholson Way was officially named and the great man paraded on the pitch with the likes of George Robb, Tommy Harmer, Dave Mackay, Ron Henry and Pat Jennings. Sadly we lost at home to West Ham.

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