Both Everton and Brighton will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when the lock horns in an important Premier League fixture at the Goodison Park on Sunday the 2nd with kickoff at 17:00.
With their last three matches postponed, means that Everton will end their mixed 2021 on high having claimed a point at Stamford Bridge.
However, the Toffee head into 2022 with much work to be done to save their season as they currently sit in 15th on 19 points eight points above the relegation with Burnley having three matches in hand. Also they are not in a great form as they have only claimed one win in 11 games and therefore it’s imperative he collects three points against a dangerous Brighton side at Goodison Park.
Meanwhile Brighton have been draw specialists in the Premier League this season with the club recording nine draws from their 18 league matches claiming five wins while suffering four defeats in the process. They currently sit in the 10th spot on 24 points five points above Everton.
They are coming off an impressive 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in their last Premier League outing with Danny Welbeck extending his affinity for last-minute goals as the Englishman put Brighton on level in the extra time just 10 minutes after being introduced.
The draw should have Brighton more confident and will fancy their chances of taking something home from Merseyside with Everton a bit ring-rusty after being stuck in cold storage.
Everton vs Brighton head to head
Both sides have met in nine encounters since 2017 with Everton claiming five victories while Brighton have claimed two victories and there have been two draw.
- Brighton 0-2 Everton 28/08/21
- Brighton 0-0 Everton 12/04/21
- Everton 4-2 Brighton 03/10/20
- Everton 1-0 Brighton 11/01/20
- Brighton 3-2 Everton 26/10/19
- Chelsea 1-1 Everton
- Palace 3-1 Everton
- Everton 2-1 Arsenal
- Everton 1-4 Liverpool
- Brentford 1-0 Everton
- Chelsea 1-1 Brighton
- Brighton 2-0 Brentford
- Brighton 0-1 Wolves
- Southampton 1-1 Brighton
- West Ham 1-1 Brighton
Everton team news
Everton will be without Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, Richarlison, Andros Townsend and Seamus Coleman due to injuries while Allan and Lucas Digne are doubts.
Brighton team news
Brighton will be without Lewis Dunk and Jeremy Sarmiento due to injuries while Jurgen Locadia will miss due to Covid-19.
Prediction and odds
- Goals under 2.5
- Double chance