Brighton and Hove Albion are back to The Amex on Saturday to take on Tottenham Hotspur in game-week six of the Premier League.
The two sides have suffered differing fortunes this week. Brighton on Monday put in a superb second half performance to come from two nil to get a 2-2 draw at Southampton.
Tottenham were in European action on Tuesday where they faced Inter Milan at the San Siro in the Champions League. Despite taking the lead through Christian Eriksen, they suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat sending Spurs into Saturday’s game having lost three games on the trot.
Brighton could be without Pascal Gross again, after the German suffered an ankle injury in their 2-2 draw against Fulham prior to the international break.
The Seagulls will probably lineup as follows: Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Propper, Stephens, March, Bissouma, Murray.
Tottenham will have Kieran Tripper and Toby Alderweireld back in the team after they did not travel with the squad midweek.
However, Tottenham may well be without Hugo Lloris and Dele Ali again, with both being sidelined with injuries.
Spurs will probably lineup as follows: Vorm, Tripper, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davis, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Kane.
Set Pieces Will Be Key For Brighton
One avenue Brighton could get success from against Tottenham is set pieces. Both of Brighton’s goals last time out came courtesy of threatening set-pieces , with Duffy heading in a free-kick and the second a penalty, which was given after a push from a corner on Duffy.
Tottenham have looked susceptible from set pieces this season, which again showed last night with them conceding the winning goal from a corner deep into stoppage time.
With Albion looking menacing from set pieces this season, they may look to capitalise on Tottenham’s set-piece frailties.
Murray And Kane Experiencing Different Fortunes
Glenn Murray and Harry Kane are experiencing differing fortunes so far this season. Murray is on great form having scored four goals from the opening five games of the season.
At nearly 35 years of age, Murray has now scored two braces in his last two games and is second highest scorer in the Premier League this season alongside Sadio Mane, Aleksander Mitrovic and Romelu Lukaku.
Whereas, Kane has only scored two goals this season. Last night he failed to register a shot on target against Inter Milan.
It almost looks his hectic summer with England at the World Cup has caught up with him and he may need a rest in order to get back to his best.
Looking at the form of both sides and how well Brighton have so far performed at The Amex, i can see a close 2-1 Victory for the Seagulls.