We'll need luck, fortune and a good performance to get anything at Tottenham - Hughton

Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Chris Hughton knows Brighton & Hove Albion will need luck and fortune on their side if they are to get a result at Tottenham Hotspur tonight.

The Seagulls will bid to become the first team to get a result at Spurs' new stadium as they battle for points to stay in the Premier League.

Brighton ended a five-game losing run with a 0-0 draw away to Wolves on Saturday and asked if Albion are due a result on the road against a big six side, Seagulls boss Hughton said: "I hope so but you need a lot of things to go your way.

"That can happen. That means perhaps us picking up a penalty we don't deserve, an own goal or deflected goal or something.

"Sometimes you need that little bit of luck and fortune but mostly you need a good performance."

Despite sitting third in the Premier League, Spurs have lost 11 league games this season. Asked if there is a vulnerability Brighton can take advantage of, Hughton said: "I don't know if vulnerability is the right word but there has to be hope in every game we go into.

"Irrespective of a record of us playing away against the top six, we will never go into any game thinking we are going to lose.

"There's always that possibility. There have been enough good results around this division that indicate that.

"We will have to play as well as we can and we're reliant on them not having the best day when you play the top six but we're not far away from a really good performance against Manchester City.

"We will have to replicate a fair amount of that."


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