Things aren't going well for Brighton. That said, they aren't going much better for Tottenham neither.
In fact, a humiliating 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich ranks pretty high on the list of recent catastrophes for the Lilywhites, with Saturday's midday kick-off against the Seagulls offering Mauricio Pochettino's side the chance to go someway towards amending that result.
For the home side, after starting the Premier League season with a bang - seeing off Watford 3-0 at Vicarage Road - its been anything but joyous for Graham Potter's side, who've yet to win since that clash.
Brighton should look to expose Spurs, who will be without Serge Aurier, on their right side by using the pace of Neal Maupay, suggests Adrian Clarke ➡ https://t.co/ocmD6hQI8g#PL #BHATOT pic.twitter.com/CPniLT2GpQ— Premier League (@premierleague) October 3, 2019
Their most recent loss against a club from the capital saw them fall to a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea, while Spurs secured a much-needed league victory by scraping past Southampton.
Both sides desperately need a win, but who will get it? Further still, will there actually be a winner? Our friends over at Opta have provided us with all the necessary stats you'll need to ensure you head into the match prepared for every possible outcome. And, even better than that, one-up your mates with some factual fun that has you reigning supreme in the football knowledge table.
The early signs aren't good. For Brighton, that is.
Simply due to that fact they've never beaten Spurs in the Premier League to date, drawing only once in their four previous encounters in the division. In other words, it doesn't bode well for Saturday.
It Only Gets Worse
One wonders how capable Brighton are of holding onto a lead against Spurs in the top-flight.
Well, nobody knows, because they've never done it. I suppose there's a first for everything, no?
Flavour of the Month
Harry Kane can't score in August. Everyone is broke in January. Brighton don't really lose in October.
That's right, somewhat incredibly. Clearly the blend of falling leaves and extensive rain showers works wonders for the Seagulls, who
Home Is Where the Win Is(n't)
Brighton aren't great away from home, but they're fairly average at it too it would seem.
Eight games without victory at the AMEX Stadium is their longest run without victory at home since February 2010 - a run of nine matches. If only the side they were facing were in the midst of a torrid away run...
A Match Made in Heaven
Just as Brighton are struggling at home, along come Spurs who are dreadful away from it.
Tottenham are winless in nine Premier League away games since beating Fulham in January of this year. Their previous worse record was ten matches in 2006 and, given the current state of affairs, that may well be matched.
A Game of Two Halves
Spurs do remember that, don't they? Because the fact they've scored their last nine Premier League goals in the first half would suggest otherwise.
Two Peas in a Pod
Shoes and socks. Bacon and eggs. Two things that come together in harmony. A bit like Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.
The Dane has
Don't Quit While You're Ahead
Brighton have failed to score more than once in any of their last 15 Premier League home games, with only Sunderland and Huddersfield enduring longer runs in the competition. We all know how things turned out for them...
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