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Everton vs Brighton predictions: Premier League preview & likely line-ups

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While Everton boast a solid home record in the league this season, Brighton head into this one in a particularly rich vein of form.

The Seagulls are looking for what would be a third consecutive Premier League win.

Everton vs Brighton: Who will win?

Despite the recent form of both sides, Everton are 11/10 favourites to win this game.

Brighton are 13/5 to bag all three points at Goodison Park.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is 13/2 first goal scorer.

The in-form Glenn Murray is 12/5 to score anytime.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 20: Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion (obscured) celebrates with team mates as he scores their third goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion at London Stadium on October 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Everton vs Brighton: Premier League preview

Everton host Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Brighton begin the match one place above their opponents courtesy of their excellent recent form. Goal difference is all that separates the two sides.

Chris Hughton’s side have drawn two and won five of their last seven in all competitions.

The Seagulls put on a near-perfect display at home to Arsenal last weekend, beating the Gunners 2-1.

Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray both got themselves on the scoresheet. The veteran striker has now scored 11 Premier League goals this season.

Everton suffered a 2-1 defeat at Burnley last weekend. The Toffees took the lead through Cenk Tosun before conceding two in the second half and finishing the match with 10 players.

Everton have lost their last five out of five on the road, but their home form is drastically better. Sam Allardyce’s side have won six and drawn two of their last 10 matches at Goodison.

The two sides drew 1-1 at the Amex in October’s reverse fixture. Anthony Knockaert looked to have bagged three points for Brighton before Wayne Rooney converted a penalty in second-half stoppage time.

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Ashley Williams of Everton walks down the tunnel after being sent off during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Everton team news vs Brighton

Phil Jagielka, Ramiro Funes More and Leighton Baines have all been confirmed as fit for the visit of Brighton.

Ashley Williams begins his three match ban following his dismissal at Turf Moor last weekend.

James McCarthy and Eliaquim Mangala are long-term absentees.

Brighton team news vs Everton

Jiri Skalak could come back into contention following an ankle injury.

Matias Schelotto may miss out after suffering a head injury last weekend. The right-back briefly lost consciousness after being barged into by Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac.

Former Everton defender Shane Duffy is set to face his old club.

Steve Sidwell is ruled out with an ankle injury picked up in training while Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown is a long-term absentee.

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Everton predicted line-up vs Brighton

Predicted Everton XI vs Brighton

Predicted Everton XI vs Brighton

Brighton predicted line-up vs Everton

Predicted Brighton XI vs Everton

Predicted Brighton XI vs Everton

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