Nevertheless, Brighton will be determined not to find themselves in such a perilous position when they play host to Tottenham on Saturday evening.
Spurs had enjoyed a superb start to the season, winning each of their first three Premier League matches, but now Mauricio Pochettino's men have lost three games in a row after Tuesday's 2-1 reverse against Inter in the Champions League.
Brighton are unbeaten in their last five home matches in the Premier League and bet365 offer 7/2 (4.50) that the Seagulls stretch that run in style by taking all three points from this one.
In-form striker Murray will lead the line for the hosts and the 34-year-old will hope to add to his four goals in his last four games. Playmaker Pascal Gross is the only absentee for the Seagulls.
Captain Hugo Lloris remains out for Spurs, while Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko have returned to training. Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier did not travel to Milan in midweek due to "technical reasons" but may play here.
Brighton have scored five goals in just two Premier League matches on their own patch this season and will fancy their chances of getting amongst the goals again, for Spurs have managed just one clean sheet in six matches so far this season.
Christ Hughton, however, has seen the Seagulls ship nine league goals thus far and the former Newcastle United manager will be acutely aware that his side must improve their defensive discipline ahead of Spurs' visit.
Spurs will be desperate to get back to winning ways, but bet365's 3/4 (1.75) quote for an away win is prohibitively skinny and better value could lie in the 13/8 (2.63) quote on offer for Pochettino's team to win a match in which at least three goals are scored.
That particular play would have landed in nine of the last 11 matches that Spurs have won away from home in the Premier League and, so, it is a selection that may well prove popular with punters ahead of Saturday's match.
Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.