Saturday 26 October: 3pm KO
Both of these clubs have had their fair share of problems this season. They are only just above the relegation zone and Everton were in it until beating West Ham United last weekend. A win for either side would give them some breathing space, defeat would put them in even more trouble.
A last-gasp goal at Aston Villa last week saw Brighton lose 2-1. That left them in 16th place in the Premier League, just a point above the bottom three. They are 3/1 (4.0) at William Hill to be relegated this season after barely surviving last term.
Brighton and Hove Albion have scored nine goals in their nine league games this season. The problem is six of them have come in the only two wins they have had. Three were put past Watford on the opening weekend of the season and another trio of goals at home to Spurs.
That means just three goals have been scored in their other seven league games. So, which Brighton turns up for this game against Everton? If it’s the one that gets their act together, then you can get odds of 19/10 (2.9) on them winning this game on Saturday.
Home form picked up with that win over Tottenham. Before that victory, Brighton hadn’t won a home game in eight attempts. With a disappointing away record too, form at the Amex Stadium needs to be better. Not since October of last year have they won two straight home league games.
Everton are 20/1 (21.0) at BetVictor to be relegated for the first time in their history. That’s not what their wealthy owner was thinking of when spending over £100m in the summer transfer window.
They were in the bottom three that win last weekend. It was a victory that gave manager Marco Silva a bit of breathing space. Another loss here though will only increase the pressure on him. Silva is7/2 (4.5) at BetVictor to be the next manager to leave his Premier League club.
Everton have several problems coming into this game. They have only scored eight league goals and big signing Moise Kean still hasn’t scored since arriving at Goodison. If you want to have a bet on this game, download the Betbull app.
Away form has been a problem for a fair while at Everton. They have no wins in their last seven away matches with just two goals. It’s 17/10 (2.7) at SportPesa that they can get a win at Brighton this weekend.
Brighton have had just one victory in their last six league games against Everton. Three of the last four meetings have seen under 2.5 goals scored in them. The odds on that stat coming up on Saturday are 4/5 (1.8) if your wager is placed at Betfair. They do get goals in this fixture with both teams scoring in eight of the last ten games. Paddy Power will give you odds of 4/5 (1.8) on both Brighton and Everton scoring.
Leandro Trossard may start for Brighton after being out since the end of August. He was an unused substitute in last week’s game at Aston Villa.
Brighton are blowing hot and cold this season, while Everton struggle on the road. A draw wit under 2.5 goals looks the likely result here. You can get 11/4 (3.75) at Ladbrokes on this game ending that way.