Brighton v Everton Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th October 2017

Seagulls value to strike on home soil

/
Brighton

Brighton v Everton Betting Preview – Premier League 15th October 1.30pm

What a battle on the south coast this should be. Brighton and Everton are stuck on seven points for the season and that leaves them both just two points away from the drop zone heading into the weekend. So the pressure will be on both to collect something out of this game and more so on Everton who were expected to be doing so much better this term than they actually are. Can the Seagulls swoop and collect a value able home three points for themselves?

Brighton v Everton Betting Tips

There would appear to be a good opportunity for points in front of Brighton in this one. The Seagulls have done well on home soil in the top flight with a W2 L1 record and the defeat in that sequence happened against Manchester City in their opening fixture of the season. So even though they are finding the going tough out on the road, they have the home from behind them heading into this one, winning the last two back to back. Six of Brighton’s seven games this season have seen two goals or less and under 2.5 goals at bet365 returns a price of 4/7 which has to scream appeal. You have to expect this to be a low scoring game as Brighton don’t have a great offensive threat and Everton are well out of scoring touch this season, or at least they have been. So expect a tight affair and both teams NOT to score is a quote of 3/4.

Last Six Head to Head

Brighton 1 – 2 Everton
Everton 2 – 2 Brighton
Brighton 3 – 1 Everton
Everton 1 – 1 Brighton
Everton 4 – 3 Brighton
Brighton 1 – 3 Everton

So can the Seagulls extend their home form? Glenn Murray is a 9/4 anytime goalscorer option for them. Unfortunately, Tomer Hemed who had scored in his last two Premier League home fixtures is currently in the middle of a three match ban for violent conduct against Newcastle in their last home fixture back on September 24th. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 11/2 and a Brighton 1-0 will return a price of 7/1. You don’t see Brighton winning by any bigger of a margin really and Brighton have failed to score in four of their seven league outings this term. These two haven’t seen each other since way back in the the 1982/83 season of the Old Division 1. The Seagulls have not been behind at half time in any of their home games so far so they can stick in there.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Brighton LDWLWL
Everton DLLLWL

One word can sum up Everton’s season: disappointing. They were delivered another blow just before the international break as they were toppled on home soil by Burnley. That was after just managing to break a five match winless streak by beating Bournemouth in the match before at Goodison. So boss Ronald Koeman is a man under immense pressure at the moment and if they fail to win this one, he will probably be pushed closer to the exit. A loss here may just break the camel’s back for Koeman’s job security. The Toffees are not carrying way form this season to be relied up as they have gone D1 L2 away from home and have netted just the one goal on the road. Granted, they haven’t had the easiest sequence of away games, having been to Man City, Chelsea and Man Utd. Still, they should have been more competitive.

They really looked as if they dropped the ball in not picking up a replacement for Romelu Lukaku in the summer. They have no-one going into this game against a newly promoted side, at odds-on in the anytime goalscorer market, with Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin along with Oumar Niasse all 2/1 anytime goalscorer options. Just like Brighton, the Toffees have failed to score in four of their seven games this season and have totalled just the four league goals. Only the struggling Swansea and rock bottom Crystal Palace have returned fewer goals than Everton have this season. So that is why they are down near the relegation zone, level on points with Brighton. This really isn’t a game that they can afford to be losing. A half time draw at even money with bet365 looks extremely appealing.

Top Tip:

Brighton Draw No Bet at 11/10

Brighton v Everton Betting Odds

Everton 13/10, Draw 23/10, Brighton 21/10

Brighton v Everton Predictions

Brighton to win: The Seagulls may have a chance to pick up the three points in this one. They have a bit of home form and Everton are struggling out on the road this season and are lacking a genuine attacking threat. This should be a low scoring game, but a Brighton Draw No Bet at 11/10 has genuine appeal.