Preview: Spurs hope to cause upset to Brighton on the road

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This weekend, Rehanne Skinner’s Spurs side will make the journey to face Brighton. The last time the two sides met in December, Tottenham secured the three points with a 3-1 victory.

Spurs have struggled for away form recently whilst Brighton have been more prolific away from the People’s Pension Stadium.

Tottenham go into the fixture on a poor run of form, without a win in their last three. Brighton have won two of their three recent games, most notably their shock win over league leaders Chelsea. With the Lilywhites having come out on top last time, it will be interesting to see whether Brighton’s improved form will have any impact.

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The two teams sit together in the table with Brighton having three more points, however the visitors do have two games in-hand. A victory for the hosts would see them move within one point of Reading, who play on Monday. A Spurs win would bring them level on points with Brighton having played two games less.

Ones to watch

Aileen Wheelan and Megan Connolly were the scorers in Brighton’s shock win over league leaders Chelsea. Whelan has also been nominated for February’s WSL player of the month.

With Brighton only having two shots on target, both midfielders proved their shooting prowess. Brighton’s typical lack of possession will ensure that this kind of shooting accuracy will be needed.

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Both Angela Addison and Gemma Davison scored in their recent defeat to Everton. Tottenham only had two shots on target in the match and converted both of them.

With both teams in the fixture recently showing high scoring accuracy, the fixture could provide opportunity for the sides to improve their goal difference.

Team news

Neither team has announced any new injury concerns in the run up to the game and with the news of the FA cup restarting both managers will be keen to keep their squads fit.

The match will kick off at 2pm and be shown on the FA player.

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