Both Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur will have been disappointed following the conclusion of the weekend’s fixtures, although they will get the opportunity to rectify things on Wednesday.
The two football clubs will square off against each other at the AMEX Stadium as they both look to try and accumulate more points to the total that they have already been able to achieve.
Brighton lost to Liverpool 0-2 in front of their home crowd, whilst Tottenham were unable to get a positive result against Manchester United on Sunday night when they were beating 3-2, courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo and his record-breaking hat-trick.
Nonetheless, the game on Wednesday will provide both sides with the opportunity to try and get three points, although it would appear that one team is being backed to get the win.
Priced at 13/10, Spurs have been made the favourites by Betway Sportsbook to obtain the victory and keep their pursuit of European football next season alive. Brighton have lost their last 5, conceding 2 or more in each of those defeats, and with Kane & Son’s form improving Brighton’s defence will have a tough task of keeping them quiet on Wednesday night. Betway expect a lot of action towards the Brighton goal, and have boosted Kane & Son to have 2+ shots on target each from 4/1 to 5/1.
Brighton are looking for their first win in six Premier League games on Wednesday, which is perhaps why many do not appear to give Graham Potter’s side much of a chance, although it seems he could look to try and install a level of stability for the encounter.
This could be in regard to team selection and perhaps using the same team that started the game against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.
Antonio Conte will want to see a reaction from his team after they were beaten on Sunday night to Manchester United, although it could be argued that they were unfortunate not to take something from the game as CR7 stole the show.
The defeat, though, left the north London outfit looking up at the teams above them in the Premier League from a distance as the likes of Arsenal, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers – as well as the Red Devils – each picked up three points.
One comforting thing for Conte is that his side have games in hand over many of their rivals and could still close the gap if they were able to pick up maximum points.
However, the trip to the south coast to Brighton can be one that can pose a number of significant issues and may end up being rather costly, rather than being as rewarding as many may expect it to be.