Sport Tottenham predicted XI: Brighton (A)

13:01  17 april  2018
13:01  17 april  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Spurs travel to the south coast on Tuesday night for their first ever trip to the Amex Stadium. This will actually be the first time Tottenham have played Brighton away since 1983.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be hoping to edge closer to securing their Champions League place and even chase second spot, after Manchester United slipped up on Sunday.

Spurs have been in very good form of late, despite losing last time out to champions Manchester City, they had won their previous six games.

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Brighton come into this game off the back of a disappointing 3-2 defeat away to rivals Crystal Palace. However, a win here against Spurs would all but ensure Premier League survival.

Brighton vs Tottenham: Predicted XI (H)

  Brighton vs Tottenham: Predicted XI (H) Brighton look to bounce back from their weekend defeat at Crystal Palace when they host Tottenham at the AMEX Stadium, tonight. The Seagulls lost 3-2 away to Hodgson’s side in a game that had a very exciting first half. Goals from Wilfried Zaha (2) and James Tomkins were enough to ensure Palace the victory, although Glenn Murray and Jose Izquierdo twice pulled Brighton back to within striking distance. The win meant that Palace moved six points clear of the relegation. Brighton will go into tonight’s game aiming to increase their gap from the relegation ensuring their safety in the Premier League for next season. Manager Chris Hughton says he wants his players to come back with positive attitudes for tonight’s game, after the weekend defeat. He said: “Generally, if we’ve lost matches it’s been by fine margins. We have to make sure that Saturday hasn’t set us back. For us it’s about being as solid as we can.” He also said that he wants his team to believe in themselves and to not have a ‘defeatist attitudes’, in their run in to their final games of the season. Here is the predicted XI for tonight’s game.

Brighton have shown the are capable of a giant killing at home as they defeated North London rivals Arsenal 2-1 at the Amex in March.

Pochettino will expect for a dominant performance from his Spurs side and to return to winning ways.

Here’s how we expect them to line up…

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Zaha 'enjoying' life at Crystal Palace .
Wilfried Zaha has given a big hint that he will stay at Crystal Palace this summer, insisting he is ‘happy’ at the club, as reported by the London Evening Standard. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been linked with the winger and Tottenham Hotspur could come back in with a bid after having two rejected last summer. The 25-year-old has been Crystal Palace’s standout player over the past two seasons and when he has been injured, the team haven’t picked up a point this season. Speaking about his future, the player praised the club, saying: “Crystal Palace is my home town. The support is genuine support. It is families and kids who love us as players. I do not really see myself anywhere else.” Palace currently sit four points above the relegation zone in 16th but they look likely to be steered towards safety by Zaha, who has scored seven goals this season, including two in last weekend’s 3-2 win over Brighton. The Ivory Coast international said he is enjoying playing for the Eagles, and just wants to focus on safety: “Obviously I am contracted for four years. I am just enjoying my football at Palace right now. I am happy where I am. All this stuff about us getting relegated, I just want us to be stable.

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