Tottenham take on Brighton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday evening still with all to play for in the race for the top four.
Spurs go into their meeting against Brighton holding an exemplary record at their new stadium, and already look at home having played reluctantly at Wembley for nearly two seasons.
Their good run has included a memorable Champions League win over Manchester City which set them up nicely for their return trip to the Etihad and although they lost 4-3 on the night in Manchester, they progressed to the last four on away goals.
Despite their presence in the Champions League semi-finals, Mauricio Pochettino‘s men will still be nervously glancing over their shoulders in the Premier League, though their top-four hopes were undoubtedly helped by defeats suffered by Arsenal and Manchester United on Sunday.
The Lilywhites do need to try and put their league form right, however, as they have tasted victory just three times in their last seven competitive games, as they continue to suffer with injury problems.
Spurs are notoriously slow starters as well, conceding four of their past five goals in the first half of matches, but they can be backed at 3/4 to be leading the game at half time with Brighton priced at 8/1.
Even though Harry Kane remains on the sidelines, Spurs have not stopped scoring goals, netting in eight of their previous nine matches, but have only managed over 1.5 goals in three of those games.
Pochettino’s men are priced at 12/5 to win and get over 2.5 goals in this one against a side in Brighton who are currently in freefall.
Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Wolves stopped a five-game losing run for the Seagulls but they are still a side who are well short of scoring goals, encapsulated by Glenn Murray‘s recent drought, and have not scored in any of their last six games.
Murray, easily the club’s top scorer, has failed to find the back of the net since the beginning of March but can be backed at 18/5 to net anytime in the game.