Kick-off: 1500, 26/10/2019
Stadium: Amex Stadium
Brighton and Everton will head into this weekend’s showdown in contrasting moods but in similar positions in the Premier League.
The 10-man Seagulls conceded a last-gasp winner at Aston Villa while Everton eased the pressure on manager Marco Silva with a 2-0 victory at home to West Ham.
There is just one point separating the two teams and their odds are almost identical, with the draw looking the best option at 23/10 for our opening Brighton vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Brighton and Hove Albion’s Betting Odds
Both of these teams have been inconsistent this season and that was the case again for Brighton when they followed up an impressive 3-0 win at home to Tottenham with their defeat at Villa Park.
They took a first-half lead through Adam Webster but the dismissal of Aaron Mooy boosted Villa’s hopes of a comeback and they eventually took advantage.
The Seagulls still created plenty of opportunities at least and Graham Potter will urge his side to reflect on the positives despite losing the game so late.
“It is a painful one that is for sure,” he said. “They gave everything and when it happens in that manner with the last kick it is particularly heart-wrenching for the players.
“The sending off has a big influence on the match and until then we were the better team and deserved to be 1-0 up. Second half I thought we played with tremendous courage and quality.
“I am just disappointed with the result but very proud with us as a team and how we conducted ourselves on the pitch.”
Albion have now been level at half-time in six of their nine matches after Jack Grealish equalised just before the break at Villa Park so we’ll add Draw HT/Draw FT to our Brighton vs Everton betting tips at 15/4.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Dunk, Webster, Montoya, Burn, Stephens, Gross, Mooy, Propper, Maupay, Connolly.
Brighton will be without midfielder Aaron Mooy through suspension but there are no other fresh selection concerns. Defender Bernardo and winger Jose Izquierdo remain sidelined by their respective knee problems.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
There were fears for Silva’s job if Everton had lost to West Ham last weekend but their performance was not one of a struggling side as goals from Bernard and substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats in impressive style.
Everton cut a poor West Ham side open at will and also hit the woodwork twice among 19 attempts on goal.
With a sharper cutting edge they could easily have won more convincingly and the key now is to produce a similar performance on their travels, having only managed one goal and one point in four road trips this season.
It is vital Everton make a fast start, with six of their eight goals this season coming in the first half.
Both teams will target this as a fixture they can win and we expect an entertaining game, so both teams to score in the first half is our final pick from the Brighton vs Everton odds at 17/5.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Sidibe, Iwobi, Gomes, Davies, Richarlison, Bernard, Walcott.
Everton defender Yerry Mina is a doubt as the Colombia international battles a knee injury. Mina, who was substituted in the final minutes against West Ham, has not been able to train with his team-mates during the week, with Mason Holgate ready to step in if required.
Captain Seamus Coleman returns from suspension, while midfielders Fabian Delph and Morgan Schneiderlin are fit again after minor injuries.
Aston Villa 2-1 BRIGHTON – Adam Webster
EVERTON 2-0 West Ham – Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson
Head-to-head: Brighton 1-0 Everton, Everton 3-1 Brighton, Everton 2-0 Brighton, Brighton 1-1 Everton
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