Preview - Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion 03 November 18

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Match Day 11
Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Goodison Park

Last five matches form: L W W W L
Average goals per match: 1.60
Average goals against per match: 1.40
Top Scorer: Gylfi Sigurdsson (5)

Brighton & Hove Albion:
Last five matches form: L L W W W
Average goals per match: 1.10
Average goals against per match: 1.30
Top Scorer: Glenn Murray (6)

Brighton bid to keep the good times rolling this week as the make the journey up to Merseyside from the South Coast to take on Marco Silva's Everton outfit.

Everton held the edge in this fixture last season, winning this game 2-0 and taking a point when drawing 1-1 at the Amex.

Everton have the luxury of having a fully fit squad from which to select here. Brighton will be without key men Davy Propper and Pascal GroƟ.

Brighton seem to have found a winning recipe in recent weeks and head into this game on their best run in quite some time having won each of their past three Premier League encounters, beating West Ham United, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with 1-0 being the score line on each occasion.

Everton are pretty solid at home having lost just 3 of their past 19 in front of their own fans in the league.

The overall balance of Brighton's form away from home would suggest that they may well struggle here. That win at Newcastle was their first in 17 on the road in the Premier League, and they had just the one shot on target in the game, which proved to be enough against a toothless Magpies outfit. Everton look to be considerably more dangerous in the attacking third, are playing well themselves at present and with home advantage in their favour can claim all three points.

Prediction: Everton 2 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 3 - 1
Shots:  8 - 5
Shots on target: 3 - 3
Corner Kicks: 6 - 4
Possession: 64% - 36%

Just the one yellow card issued in this one with Lewis Dunk of Brighton being the only man to have his name taken by referee David Coote.

Everton deservedly came out in front in this one as they were undoubtedly the better of the two sides on the day. The Toffees were certainly the more efficient, needing just the three shots on target to find the net three times.

The opening goal came in the 26th minute. An Everton move down the left-hand side ending with Gylfi Sigurdsson slipping in Richarlison in the left of the area. The Brazilian beating Matthew Ryan high up at his near post from around seven yards.

The lead lasted all of seven minutes. A corner from the left initially being played short and then lofted high towards the edge of the six yard box,. Lewis Dunk rising highest to nod home from close range. 1-1 at the interval.

Everton's advantage was restored five minutes into the second have. The ball breaking to Seamus Coleman on the edge of the area to the right-hand side. The fullback firing hard and low across the keeper and into the bottom left.

The Toffees finally made sure of the points in the 77th minute and it was that man Richarlison who struck again. Lovely goal too, first hitting the ball one side of a defender and running around the other before collecting and rounding the keeper in the area to finish into the empty net. No way back for Brighton from there as Everton get back to winning ways.
Everton move up into ninth spot with this win. Brighton & Hove Albion drop down to twelfth.

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