Everton vs Brighton & Hove AlbionEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Nov 4, 2023, Goodison Park
Brighton will be aiming to snap out of a rough patch as they travel to Goodison Park for a Premier League fixture with Everton. The Toffees appear to be turning a corner in recent weeks and will fancy their chances of seeing off their out of sorts visitors.
Everton appear to be slowly putting their difficult start to the season behind them and have been steadily picking up key results in recent weeks. They have won five of their last seven matches across all competitions and are now up to 13th in the Premier League standings.
The Toffees picked up a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth in their previous Premier League fixture with James Garner, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jack Harrison all on target. They will head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a similar result as they eased past Burnley in a midweek Carabao Cup fixture.
While Everton are still plagued by the odd lapse of concentration at the back, their recent form appears to be driven by defensive discipline. Sean Dyche’s men have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches across all competitions.
Brighton travel to Goodison Park off the back of a 1-1 home draw with Fulham in their previous Premier League fixture. They took a first half lead through Evan Ferguson but were pegged back by the Cottagers midway through the second half.
That result highlights the major problem for Brighton as they have struggled to maintain their discipline at the back lately. They have kept just a single clean sheet this season and have picked up just one win in their last five matches across all competitions, although three of those fixtures have ended in draws.
Brighton have also been poor travellers lately and are winless in their last four matches across all competitions. Roberto De Zerbi’s men have suffered three defeats in that run, including a 5-1 hammering at Aston Villa.
How the bookies view it
Despite their recent problems, Brighton still have the upper hand among the bookies with a win priced at 5/4 by bet365. Everton are considered outsiders at 11/5 with bet365 while William Hill is offering odds of 14/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Everton have a 10-5 advantage with five draws from 20 previous matches against Brighton. The Seagulls have won the last two fixtures at Goodison Park, although Everton picked up a 5-1 victory in the most recent meeting back in May.
Players to watch
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been pivotal to Everton's recent resurgence, scoring four goals in the last seven matches across all competitions. The striker could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 21/10 with bet365.
Even Ferguson is coming off his fifth Premier League goal of the season and could be the one to watch for Brighton. Unibet is offering odds of 9/5 on the striker to get on the score sheet on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
The last three matches between Everton and Brighton have produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 7/5 by Unibet. There have been second half goals for both teams in their last three meetings and Saturday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 6/4 with William Hill.
Everton have opened the scoring in three of their last four matches and could be backed to grab the first goal on Saturday at 6/5 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion will be played on Nov 4, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.