Tottenham can enhance their top-four hopes and deepen Brighton’s relegation fears by easing to a routine victory against Chris Hughton’s shot-shy side on Tuesday.
Spurs have not been in great form in the Premier League recently, with Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City being their fifth away defeat in a row.
However, they have of course reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and won five and drawn one of their last six home top-flight games, including the first two at their new stadium.
Under 0.5 goals in first half @ 21/10
Brighton are in freefall, although Saturday’s goalless draw at Wolves at least ended a sequence of four defeats in a row.
However, they were fortunate to escape from Molineux with a point, which appeared to be the height of their aspirations from the first whistle, and have now failed to score in their last five league matches.
Brighton have not won at Spurs since 1981 and there seems little chance of them ending that dismal record on Tuesday.
It seems certain that Hughton will set his side up to frustrate Spurs, but Mauricio Pochettino’s team have enough guile to eventually find a way through. A draw at half time and Spurs victory after 90 minutes is available at 27/10.
Southampton to draw 1-1 at Watford @ 4/1
Despite losing at Newcastle on Saturday, Southampton appear to have done enough to still be a Premier League club next season, quite a feat considering how poorly they were playing until Ralph Hasenhuttl replaced Mark Hughes as manager in December.
Under the Austrian the Saints have taken 29 points from 21 matches after picking up just seven in their first 13 games.
Southampton have seven more points than they did at the same stage of last season but may have to settle for a draw at Vicarage Road.
In November the teams drew 1-1 at St Mary’s and it would not be too much of a surprise if that was the final scoreline again with free-kick specialist James Ward-Prowse available at 10/1 to score the first goal.
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