Yerry Mina scores for Everton vs Burnley

Brighton vs Everton betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

Brighton vs Everton 101 Great Goals prediction: Brighton 1-2 Everton

Brighton won an impressive point against Arsenal on Wednesday but will face another difficult test against an Everton side who put five past Burnley.

Chris Hughton’s side may not have dominated the possession but they certainly impressed with what little time they had on the ball.

A point was they least they deserved, proving that they can still impress against the top teams after their win against Manchester United earlier in the season.

Things won’t get much easier, however.

That is because Brighton will face off against an Everton side who are buoyed by their last result too.

Following the shambles that was the performance against Spurs last week, Marco Silva’s side responded in brilliant fashion against Burnley, scoring five goals.

Now, the two sides will go up against each other and it won’t be an easy game for either of them.

Brighton vs Everton: Who will win?

The betting for this game is actually quite interesting considering the recent form of both sides.

Everton go into the game as pretty decent favourites at odds of 23/20.

Following their 5-1 demolition of Burnley, the bookies are clearly confident Marco Silva’s side can claim back to back away wins.

However, considering their recent form (no wins in five before Burnley), they are possibly shorter than you would have expected.

Following their impressive performance against Arsenal, Brighton go into the game as underdogs with odds of 9/4.

That is quite far out considering how they limited Arsenal for the majority of Wednesday’s game.

A draw, which could be a pretty good bet, is priced at 12/5 which is also pretty attractive.

A 2-1 win to Everton, as we predict, is priced at 9/1.

It’s also worth looking at the goalscorers market as per usual.

Everton’s Richarlison, who scored after coming off the bench on Wednesday, is joint-favourite to score first with Brighton’s Glenn Murray at 5/1.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Richarlison of Everton celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Goodison Park on November 3, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Both have been in impressive form this season and it could be a toss up as to which one scores first.

Possibly the most attractive looking bet in the goalscorer market is Gylfi Sigurdsson to score first.

He bagged against Spurs at Goodison at the weekend and again from the penalty spot against Burnley.

With the Icelandic playmaker re-finding his goalscoring form, he is priced at 9/1 to score first.

Should you fancy Lucas Digne to score after his brace at Turf Moor, he is 28/1 to score first or 11/1 to score anytime.

Brighton vs Everton match preview

What a result that was for Brighton on Wednesday.

The Seasiders have had a strange season so far, they tend to perform well against sides they would usually be dominated by and lose games where they are expected to dominate.

The first example of that is when they beat Manchester United at home early on in the season.

They were also able to hold Liverpool to just a 1-0 win and Tottenham to just a 2-1 victory.

However, they have lost games to the likes of Burnley and Cardiff too.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Lewis Dunk of Brighton and Hove Albion reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Their latest result, though, was an impressive performance against Unai Emery’s Arsenal.

Despite the away side taking the lead early on through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Brighton limited the Gunners to only a small selection of chances, even with them having 68% possession.

They even brought themselves level in the first half after a breakaway goal from Jürgen Locadia.

They didn’t rest on their laurels either, they had chances to go ahead.

Should they produce a performance just like that against Everton this weekend, they have every chance of getting a point or potentially even more.

Toffees to regain their form?

What a response that was from Everton.

The Toffees suffered their worst loss of the season at the weekend when they were beaten 6-2 by Tottenham.

It was a truly shambolic performance, with Spurs looking likely to score with every single attack.

What made it worse was that meant Everton hadn’t won a game in five outings.

That even saw some questions raised over whether there could be another false dawn under Marco Silva.

Silva needed a response from his side when they faced Burnley on Wednesday and that is exactly what he got.

Everton beat Sean Dyche’s side 5-1, Lucas Digne scoring twice, Yerry Mina getting his first goal for the club, Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring from the penalty spot and Richarlison rounding off the scoreline.

Yerry Mina scores for Everton vs Burnley

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Yerry Mina of Everton (R) celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at Turf Moor on December 26, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

That has seen the Toffees fly back up to 8th in the Premier League after dropping down to 11th initially.

If Everton are to have a good first season under Silva, they must finish in the top seven considering how much money they spent in the summer.

With that in mind, the Toffees could really do with another three points on their travels this weekend.

Brighton team news

There’s a fair bit of team news for Brighton ahead of this weekend.

Lewis Dunk will return to the side having missed the game against Arsenal due to suspension.

Mat Ryan and Alireza Jahanbakhsh will also miss the game due to their involvement in the Asian Cup.

The goalkeeping spot is between David Button and Jason Steele. We have gone for the latter due to fitness, however anyone that has seen the Sunderland Netflix documentary will likely plump for Button.

Button was on the bench for the draw with Arsenal, so could well get the nod.

Finally, Jose Izquierdo will also miss the game as he continues to struggle with injury.

Everton team news

There’s a small helping of team news for Everton ahead of this game.

Ademola Lookman will miss the game after Marco Silva suggested he may not return until late in January.

Andre Gomes played around 60 minutes in the game against Burnley after injury and will likely start again.

Idrissa Gueye came on late in the game as he made his return from injury and is in contention for a starting spot.

However, following their result against Burnley, the Toffees could field an unchanged side.

That could mean Richarlison will be sat on the bench again should Bernard get the nod ahead of him.

Brighton expected XI

Everton expected XI

Brighton official videos

Everton official videos

*All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.*

Thank you!

  • Cut chords: Watch everything (Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu) online using a VPN.
  • Unlock geoblocking: A VPN gives you access to the best content from anywhere in the world.
  • Privacy & security: A VPN keeps your information private, activity encrypted & data anonymous.

MoPlay's New customer offer: Bet £10 Get £30!