Brighton vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer).
Everton produced the best performance of the season on Boxing Day when they bagged five goals past Burnley way at Turf Moor. It was only the second away win of the season for Marco Silva’s men who regained the 8th position in the Premier League ladder after back-to-back defeats to Man City and Tottenham in past two rounds. Can the Toffees end the year in a victorious fashion on Saturday when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at The American Express Community Stadium?
The hosts ended the three-loss thread with a 1-1 draw to Arsenal on the home patch on Wednesday. They got off to a nightmare start when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring 7 minutes into the game. However, Jurgen Locadia made it all square 9 minutes before the break to set the final score and save a precious point for the Seagulls. They now sit 13th in the league ladder with a ten-point gap between them and the red zone halfway through the season.
Brighton vs Everton: Head-to-head
Everton continued the dominance in their H2H record with the Seagulls when teams met in this term of Premier League.
The Toffees snatched a 3-1 victory at Goodison in early-November.
Everton won three and drew one of past four encounters with Brighton.
The Seagulls won just one of eleven head to head outings against the Toffees.
Brighton vs Everton: Prediction
Brighton can be a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard where they lost only 2 of 9 games this season (to Tottenham and Chelsea). They scored at least a goal in all nine home matches this term. Each of last four outings they played at The AMEX saw goals at both ends.
We certainly expect to see the visitors on the scoresheet as well following their dominant attacking performance against Clarets in mid-week. BTTS is a must-take bet at 1.80, while braver tipsters can try with Brighton to net two or more goals at sky-high 3.00 odds. The Toffees allowed ten goals in last three Premier League matches.
Brighton vs Everton: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Brighton Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.00 (2/1).