Brighton v Everton
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Brighton heading for security after improved type
Brighton are inching their means in direction of security with Graham Potter’s aspect holding a six-point benefit over third backside Fulham heading into this weekend’s fixtures. Sitting sixteenth within the desk, Brighton could solely want a few wins to safe their standing and it could be a shock if the Seagulls had been overhauled by any of the underside three.
Back-to-back wins over Tottenham and Liverpool earlier this yr had been an enormous enhance for Brighton and reward for his or her enterprising strategy play.
Prior to the worldwide break, Brighton earned very important victories over Southampton and Newcastle to strengthen their prospects of avoiding relegation.
Danny Welbeck gave them the lead at Old Trafford final weekend however Manchester United scored twice within the second half to say a 2-1 win.
Everton’s European hopes fading
Everton have competed within the prime half of the desk all through this season but it surely seems as if Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect may fall in need of qualifying for Europe. The Toffees had been eighth within the desk heading into the weekend and nonetheless have an outdoor likelihood of Champions League qualification however their momentum has dissipated in current weeks.
A 2-0 victory at Liverpool in February is a outcome which is not going to be forgotten, after their first win at Anfield since 1999. But their poor type at Goodison Park has held them again and might be the decisive issue in the event that they miss out on Europe. Everton misplaced at dwelling to Burnley earlier than the worldwide break and had been left annoyed after James Rodriguez’s aim was cancelled out within the 1-1 draw in opposition to Crystal Palace on Monday.
Brighton are 2.3811/8 favourites for Monday’s night time conflict however this seems to be too brief based mostly on their outcomes this season. The Seagulls have solely gained twice at dwelling within the league this season and have usually discovered a strategy to drop factors. With seven wins throughout the entire marketing campaign, Brighton are hardly prolific and and look wrongly priced up as possible winners.
Everton are a tempting proposition at odds of 3.412/5. Their greatest type has come on the highway this season with Everton profitable 9 matches. Only champions elect Manchester City and Leicester have gained extra away video games and this document must be revered. Their present type, with no wins within the final 4 video games in all competitions, is nonetheless a slight concern.
The draw is offered at 3.3512/5 and must be of curiosity every time Potter’s aspect are concerned. Brighton have drawn a joint excessive 11 matches this season and have additionally been held seven instances at dwelling – probably the most by any aspect at their very own floor. Everton have been troublesome to beat away and the stalemate seems to be a powerful runner. It is marginal between the draw and siding with the guests however Brighton’s improved current type suggests the hosts can declare another level.
Brighton have improved their productiveness within the closing third in current matches.
After an absence of efficiency in assault, Brighton have scored seven targets of their final 4 video games.
This consists of three in opposition to Newcastle of their final dwelling sport. Increased confidence suggests Brighton needs to be able to find the web in opposition to their opponents.
Everton have solely failed to attain in two away video games and a crew that includes Rodriguez, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin ought to be capable of break by on the Amex Stadium. Brighton have solely saved one clear sheet of their final 5 video games and are prone to concede once more on this sport. Everton gained 4-2 in October’s assembly between the perimeters and each groups ought to discover the web once more at 1.981/1.
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