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Everton are the guests at AMEX Stadium on Monday for the Premier League fixture with home side Brighton.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Brighton v Everton are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Premier League defeat last time out to Manchester United.
In that match, Brighton & Hove Albion had 43% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Brighton & Hove Albion was Danny Welbeck (13'). For their opponents, Manchester United had 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Marcus Rashford (62') and Mason Greenwood (83') scored for Manchester United.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Brighton & Hove Albion have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Seagulls have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals on the way.
Previously, Everton drew 1-1 in the Premier League match with Crystal Palace.
In that match, Everton managed 46% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Everton was James Rodríguez (56'). At the other end, Crystal Palace got 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Michy Batshuayi (86') was the scorer for Crystal Palace.
The forward players for Everton have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous six games, contributing the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, The Toffees have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 7. Having said that, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall persist in this next game or not.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes going back to 10/03/2018 tells us that Brighton have won 2 of them and Everton 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 7 of them for The Seagulls and 12 netted by The Toffees. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The last league game featuring these sides was Premier League match day 4 on 03/10/2020 when the final score was Everton 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion.
On that occasion, Everton had 43% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (16'), Yerry Mina (45') and James Rodríguez (52', 70').
At the other end, Brighton & Hove Albion got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Neal Maupay (41') and Yves Bissouma (92') scored.
The match was refereed by Simon Hooper.
Team News: Brighton
Solly March (Knock) and Aaron Connolly (Unknown Injury) aren’t available for Brighton gaffer Graham Potter.
Team News: Everton
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
We’re thinking that Everton should have enough to find the back of the net against this Brighton team, although that might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 win for Brighton at the end of this one. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AMEX Stadium (30,750)
Captain: Lewis Dunk
Chairman: Tony Bloom
Manager: Graham Potter
Competitions: Premier League position 16
⭐ Key Player: Leandro Trossard
Usually taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Leandro Trossard was born in Maasmechelen, Belgium. After having played his first senior match for Oud-Heverlee Leuven in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.