Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion Match Analysis & Prediction
03/01/2023 10:45 pm
Everton play host to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday at Goodison Park in the first Premier League game of 2023 for both teams.
It was a happy ending to a very tough 2022 for Everton, as they took a point away at the Etihad against Manchester City in their last game – and other results also went their way with majority of sides near the relegation zone all lost – so they were able to move an extra point clear of danger.
There were positives to take from the game at Manchester City, including the performance of Ben Godfrey, who impressed on his full return from a broken ankle.
However, Everton remain toothles in attack, with Demarai Gray’s wonder goal being their first shot of the game at the Etihad, and that came in the 64th minute, and their goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day came from a corner.
Meanwhile, Brighton put up a good fight against league leaders Arsenal themselves on New Year’s Eve, but a Kaoru Mitoma-inspired fightback was not enough for any points.
While their defensive stability has obviously suffered under Roberto De Zerbi’s new style of play, the issue of being unable to score regularly which they had under Graham Potter has disappeared.
brighton top scorer Leandro Trossard is one goal away from matching his tally from the last campaign, and he has fond recent memories of playing on Merseyside too, having scored a stunning hat-trick at Anfield in De Zerbi’s first game in charge back in October.
Defeat to the Gunners saw the Seagulls drop below Fulham, but they remain in the top half and will fancy their chances at Goodison.
Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Head to head
In the previous 18 meetings between these two sides in the Premier League, Everton have claimed nine victories while Brighton have won four, and they have drawn in five. Brighton have scored 22 goals and conceded 32.
11/01/2020Everton1Brighton & Hove Albion0Premier League
03/10/2020Everton4Brighton & Hove Albion2Premier League
12/04/2021Brighton & Hove Albion0Everton0Premier League
28/08/2021Brighton & Hove Albion0Everton2Premier League
02/01/2022Everton2Brighton & Hove Albion3Premier League
Everton Team News
Everton will be without midfielder Amadou Onana after the Belgian picked up his fifth booking of the season at Manchester City.
Tom Davies and Abdoulaye Doucoure will be vying to take his place in the side, while Anthony Gordon may struggle to get back into the starting lineup after missing the New Year’s Eve draw with illness.
Everton's Last 5 Matches
12/11/2022AFC Bournemouth3Everton0Premier League
20/11/2022Everton(P)0Celtic0Sydney Super Cup
23/11/2022Everton5Western Sydney Wanderers1Sydney Super Cup
26/12/2022Everton1Wolverhampton Wanderers2Premier League
31/12/2022Manchester City1Everton1Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion Team News
Adam Webster and Danny Welbeck missed Brighton & Hove Albion’s game with Arsenal, and while the latter is closer to a return, both are big doubts.
Mac Allister is back in Brighton following World Cup success and could be involved, given may of his fellow teammates have returned to action in the past week.
Brighton & Hove Albion's Last 5 Matches
13/11/2022Brighton & Hove Albion1Aston Villa2Premier League
08/12/2022Aston Villa2Brighton & Hove Albion2Club Friendlies
21/12/2022Charlton Athletic(P)0Brighton & Hove Albion0EFL Cup
26/12/2022Southampton1Brighton & Hove Albion3Premier League
31/12/2022Brighton & Hove Albion2Arsenal4Premier League
Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion: Odds and Predictions
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