Brighton vs Everton
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 15th October 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
The pressure is towering on Koeman as his team picked a lowly 7 points from the opening 7 matches. The defeat to Burnley at home just before the international break is the lowest point in the campaign so far.
One of the reason is the team’s high expectations to perform at home, which hasn’t been the case against a traditionally poor away side like Burnley. Koeman has every right to feel delusional, as he was tactically outplayed by the opposite number in the dugout.
Brighton’s start to the campaign can be termed positive and the results at the AMEX stadium is expected to play a vital role in them maintaining the Premier League status.
The Seagulls met the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester City already and prevented a complete walkover despite losing those three games by the same 2-0 margin.
Meantime, wins were picked in the latest two home games, 1-0 against Newcastle and 3-1 against West Brom. Adding the 0-0 draw against free scoring Watford, Chris Houghton has every reason to feel confidence about his team’s chances going against a struggling side like Everton.
Brighton vs Everton: Head-to-head
This will be the first competitive meeting between Brighton and Everton since their time together in League One between 1979 and 1983. The Toffees had the better of the Seagulls back then with 4 wins and 3 draws from 8 meetings and were beaten just once.
Brighton vs Everton: Prediction
Punters must expect a close game as the teams are in search of vital points for two different reasons.
Goals will be at premium as both sides managed to score more than 1 goal just once in their 7 league games so far. So, the best betting option for this match is to go with the Asian lines of under 2.25 goal market.
Brighton are well put up at home with a well-disciplined defensive line. Everton’s main weakness is to provide good supply for the forwards and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Seagull’s pile further misery on Koeman with a narrow win here.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-0 for Brighton for 8.00 odds.
Brighton vs Everton: Bet Tips
Under 2.25 Goals for 1.76 at 888 Sport
Safety First? Then Brighton or Draw, Double Chance for 1.58 odds.