Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Goodison Park.
Everton faces Brighton on Saturday, October 3rd at Goodison Park for an English Premier League match.
Everton has been the biggest surprise of the 2020-21 Premier League season thus far, as the club is off to a fantastic 3-0-0 start. Everton has a +5 goal differential this season, as everything has seemed to go Everton’s way. Everton’s last match came against West Ham United in the English Carabao Cup, and in that match, Everton was victorious by the final score of 5-2. Everton is scoring goals at a far better rate than it did in the previous Premier League season, and if Everton can keep this up, the club could be found at the top of the standings at the end of the year. Everton is unbeaten in its past six games, and Everton will look to earn its seventh straight win and fourth Premier League victory of the season.
Brighton has started the season with a 1-0-2 record, as its only win of the season came on the road against Newcastle United by the final score of 3-0. Brighton has a +0 goal differential this season, as the club has been about average to start its Premier League campaign. Brighton is coming off a 3-0 loss to Manchester United at home in the English Carabao Cup in its last match. Brighton has now lost back-to-back matches overall, and both of them came against Manchester United (one Premier League and one Carabao Cup). Brighton will have the tough task of taking on a scorching hot Everton club on the road, and Brighton opens as the underdogs in this match for that reason.
Everton vs Brighton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, Ancelotti’s men recorded a 1-0 win at home.
- They had also won three of the former five clashes.
- Only once have they failed to score goals against this foe in the 21st century.
- At this stadium, the home team has a 100% winning record since 2000.
- And in that period, the guests have scored a total of just one goal at this ground.
Everton vs Brighton: Prediction
Everton are in rampant form right now having won all six matches in all competitions but they picked up a couple of injuries on Wednesday night in their League Cup win including one to Allan which may hamper them. That may lead to a change or two for Carlo Ancelotti’s men but they have real momentum behind them at present. Brighton though have just three points from their first three games but have been playing better than that tally suggests. They will test Everton here and they could easily grab a point especially if the likes of Allan and Richarlison are both missing. Goals may be the order of the day at both ends of the pitch.
Everton vs Brighton: THE TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Delph, Doucoure, Andre Gomes; James Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Unavailable: Holgate (Injured), Gbamin (Injured), Tosun (Injured), Lossl (Injured), Branthwaite (Injured), Allan (Injured), Kenny (Injured)
Doubtful: Richarlison (Injured)
Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Ryan; Webster, Dunk, White; Lamptey, Alzate, Lallana, March; Connolly, Trossard; Maupay
Unavailable: Izquierdo (Injured), Walton (Injured), Andone (Injured), Propper (Injured)
Doubtful: Jahanbakhsh (Injured)