Football Tips: Tottenham to bounce back at Brighton in our 3 best bets for Sunday evening

PPTV presenter Carl Monaghan guides us through the last Premier League game of the weekend on Sunday.

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Jose Mourinho had a tough day at the office on Thursday night as his Spurs side were humbled by Liverpool in a 3-1 defeat. That loss leaves Tottenham lying in in 6th, four points adrift of the top four.

Gareth Bale has been pushing hard to get into the side but to no avail in recent weeks, however, against Wycombe in the FA Cup he showed Spurs fans some glimmer of hope that he may be fit enough to contribute to a Premier League game. His chance might have come now as Harry Kane will be sidelined for the next few weeks with an ankle injury.

Sunday 7.15pm: Brighton v Tottenham
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Sunday evening sees Spurs go to Brighton. The Seagulls come into this after a goalless draw with fellow relegation candidates Fulham. It was a game that they could not afford to lose and the point they earned has at least for now given them some breathing space.

Graham Potter has definitely made Brighton more solid this season but their problem now lies at the other end. They do not score enough goals and despite playing well recently in tight matches against Arsenal and Man City, they both ended up with the same score-line: a 1-0 defeat.

Gareth Bale

Spurs to Win

Spurs on the road this season have been good. Jose Mourinho has them set up in a way that makes them both solid and dangerous on the counter-attack. They have the record to back that up to as they are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 league games away.

No Harry Kane is obviously a blow but in Tanguy Ndombele they have one of the most in-form midfielders in the division at present. He was outstanding against Liverpool on Thursday night. I fancy Spurs to win the midfield battle here and to go on and collect the 3 points. A Spurs win at odds-against is too good to ignore.

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Gareth Bale to Score First

Gareth Bale’s move to Spurs as of yet has not worked out. It has taken him an age to get up to speed physically and he still has not broken into the first team. As mentioned above, he looked more at it in the FA Cup against Wycombe and got his name on the scoresheet. Listen, It’s long way from Roy of the Rovers-esque bicycle kicks for Real Madrid in Champions League finals but it’s a small step for the Welshman.

I’m not giving up on him just yet. Real Madrid have gobbled up many a soul and Bale just needs that little bit of a break to reignite his spark. I fancy Bale to contribute here and I’ll be looking at him as the First Goalscorer.

Under 2.5 Goals

In terms of value and it may be one for your Bet Builder I would take a look at the Over/Under Goal Market. There has been Under 2.5 goals scored in four of Brighton’s last five games.

It seems highly likely that we won’t see a feast of goals in this one as the Seagulls are the league’s draw experts (they have the most with nine draws) and keep things very tight. Under 2.5 Goals is a good play here.

Tips for Brighton v Spurs

Tottenham to Win
Gareth Bale to Score First
Under 2.5 Goals

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