Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Everton could not hold on to the early lead last time out at Turf Moor where they’ve allowed Burnley to make a second-half comeback and pick up a 2-1 win at the end. The Toffees have thus made it back-to-back losses on the rod after falling 1-0 to Watford beforehand and they are once again in the bottom half of the league ladder.
Can Sam Allardyce raise the spirits in the dressing room and lead his team towards a rebound victory on Saturday afternoon when they host mid-table rivals Brighton & Hove Albion. A success here would push Everton back into the top half once again, but making it count against the Seagulls will be a serious challenge for them given that the recently-promoted sides has been enjoying a rise in from of late.
Chris Hughton’s men have won two on the bounce, led by the in-form striker Glen Murray. Team’s tops corer has bagged three goals in last two games for Brighton and he will do doubts be the main threat to Everton’s defense on Saturday at Goodison. Overall, Hughton’s men are undefeated in last seven games across competitions and they will come into this with four wins and a draw in last five fixtures.
The Toffees will rely on decent displays in recent home outings as they’ve won two on the bounce at Goodison netting five goals past Leicester City and Crystal palace in the process. The most recent acquisition, Cenk Tosun, has managed to score his first goal in Everton’s shirt last weekend at Turf Moor. The Turkish striker has thus instilled some confidence into him and he will be looking to add to his tally here against the Seagulls.
Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Head-to-head
Everton have been the dominant force in the history of the H2H clashes with the Seagulls who have only won 1 of 9 meetings against the Toffees.
Nonetheless, only one match has been played between these two sides since 1983, and it saw a 1-1 draw in this term’s clash in Falmer.
Interestingly, all of last seven H2H meetings have seen both teams on target.
Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Prediction
We could well witness the high-scoring trend in H2H matches getting continued here since Brighton have been pretty impressive in the final third lately.
Additionally, Everton have bagged five in last two home outings and backing goal at both ends is just the way to go here.
We will also take the 3.20 odds on the red-hot Glenn Murray to score anytime for the visitors.
Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.95
Glenn Murray to score anytime @ 3.20