Everton vs Brighton betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

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

Everton suffered an embarrassing loss to Liverpool on Sunday in the FA Cup, while Graham Potter’s Brighton are a side in decent form.

The Toffees have suffered the fallout of their loss at Anfield this week, with several reports of unrest in both the dressing room and among the fanbase.

That comes after a full-strength Everton team were unable to best a heavily weakened Liverpool side.

Now, Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to get back to winning ways when they return to Goodison Park this weekend.

Meanwhile, Brighton are starting to hit some form under Graham Potter.

The Seagulls have played some good football all season but have struggled to convert dominant performances into points.

However, they’ve beaten Bournemouth and drawn with Chelsea in their last two Premier League games.

If they’re to beat an Everton side desperate to prove a point after the loss to Liverpool, they’ll need to be at their best this weekend.

Everton vs Brighton: Who will win?

Despite Everton’s loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup, the Toffees go into this game as the favourites.

They are priced at 5/6 to win the clash at Goodison Park.

Brighton, meanwhile, are priced at 3/1.

There could certainly be some value in that, but we feel Everton will edge this.

A 2-1 scoreline in favour of the home team, as we predict, is priced at 17/2.

Meanwhile, a draw is priced at 11/4.

A solid option could be draw no bet in favour of Everton, though the value isn’t great at 4/11.

Both sides have been known for their leaky defences this season, and both teams to score is priced at 7/10.

Moving onto the goalscorer market, Everton dominate the top of the list.

Brazilian forward Richarlison is the favourite to score first, priced at 9/2.

He’s then closely followed by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean at 5/1.

Brighton’s most likely player to score first according to the bookmakers is either Glenn Murray or Neal Maupay, both priced at 13/2.

Having failed to score in his first 26 appearances for Brighton, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is one player in form. 

The winger has scored in two goals in his last two games, with one being a stunning overhead kick against Chelsea.

He’s priced at 10/1 to net first.

Though, our money goes on Dominic Calvert-Lewin at 5/1, with the striker having the most prolific season of his career so far.

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Everton vs Brighton match preview

It’s been a very bad week for Everton football club.

Not only did they suffer an embarrassing loss to Liverpool in their last game, but the repercussions of that defeat have also been laid bare.

The Toffees lost the game 1-0, having fielded a full-strength team.

The second half was particularly disappointing, with Everton running out of ideas, despite facing a weak Liverpool team.

As a result of that loss, there’s been some dressing room unrest.

According to reports after the game, several Everton players questioned Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics instead of taking the blame for their own performances.

That is pretty incredible to read, considering there’s not even a handful of elite winners in that squad, questioning a manager who has won it all.

That was followed up on Monday, when Everton fans made their feelings known at Finch Farm, threatening a roadblock at the training ground before Marcel Brands intervened.

The real issue with Everton right now is the big holes in their squad.

Everton’s midfield consisted of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Morgan Schneiderlin against Liverpool last weekend.

That pairing is as ineffective as you can get, while performances from players such as Theo Walcott do not help.

When Everton eventually get Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin back from injury, you can expect performances to improve.

Ancelotti will also no doubt move for players in January to shape his ideal squad.

This weekend though, they’ll have to rely on their handful of star players to secure them the victory.


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Can Graham Potter guide the Seagulls to victory?

Graham Potter is doing a pretty impressive job with Brighton.

The Seagulls may be down in 14th, but their performances are better than that would suggest.

Brighton are playing some fantastic, free-flowing football but have been unable to make their dominance count several times this season.

Their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace midway through December emphasises that.

Brighton managed ten shots on target during that game, while boasting 66% of the possession.

This was all while playing away from home.

If Brighton can start turning their dominance into goals, there’s no doubt Graham Potter could build something special on the south coast.

After Liverpool’s youngsters tore Everton apart last weekend, Brighton will certainly feel they could build on their recent form at Goodison.


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Everton team news vs Brighton

Everton have really struggled with injuries this season.

The Toffees have had a number of star players absent throughout the campaign.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin has not featured for Everton since August, and will be out for a little while longer.

Meanwhile, Andre Gomes is set to miss the majority of the season after his horror injury against Tottenham.

Alex Iwobi has missed a few weeks of action and could return this weekend, but he’s more likely to face West Ham next weekend.

Brighton team news vs Everton

Dan Burn is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against Chelsea.

Jose Izquierdo also remains on the sidelines, having picked up a knee injury.

Solly March could return for Brighton at Goodison, while Glenn Murray should recover from his knock.

Graham Potter confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Aaron Mooy is a doubt due to a knock, with the Australian missing training in recent days.

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