Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion EPL Betting Prediction

Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion Prediction 2/24

Everton (8-11-6) travel to face off against Brighton & Hove Albion (10-7-8) on Saturday, February 24th. This match will be played at The American Express Community Stadium in Brighton & Hove. Brighton & Hove Albion is coming off a win in their previous match, while Everton played to a draw vs. Brighton & Hove Albion. The match is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET.

Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Everton Is Coming Off A Draw

Everton hosted Crystal Palace in their last match, and despite playing at home and having a money line of -124, they were only able to come away with a draw. The two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

On the offensive end, Everton took a total of 19 shots, but just four of these were on target. Amadou Onana was the only player on the club to score, and he took two shots overall. The entire club finished with just three corner kicks.

As for the Everton defense, they allowed a total of 10 shots and four shots on target, with Crystal Palace scoring on one of these four shots. Jordan Pickford made two saves, and overall, the Everton defense blocked five shots.

Everton is currently 17th in the EPL, just four points behind Nottingham Forest. They have struggled as of late, going 0-2-4 in their last six matches. This includes a 1-1 draw vs. Crystal Palace and a 2-0 loss to Manchester City. Overall, Everton is 8-11-6, and they have been favored in 11 matches, going 4-4-3. After this match vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton will return home to take on West Ham United on March 2nd.

Brighton & Hove Albion Is Coming Off A Win

Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to keep things rolling after an impressive 5-0 win over Sheffield United. This win came on the road, and they had a money line payout of -145. The five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, Brighton & Hove Albion benefited from an own goal by Sheffield and had four different players find the net. Simon Adringa scored twice, with his six total shots leading the team. Danny Welbeck and Facundo Buonanotte also scored for the club.

Bart Verbruggen picked up the clean sheet between the sticks, and he only needed to make one save. Overall, Sheffield took six shots, with Brighton & Hove Albion blocking nine shots and intercepting four passes.

Through 25 matches, Brighton & Hove Albion is 10-7-8, putting them in 7th place in the EPL. Overall, they have been favored in 18 matches, going 9-2-7, while going 1-5-1 as an underdog. At home, they have been solid, going 6-1-5. Over their last four matches, they have gone 2-2, with their most recent match being a 5-0 win over Sheffield United FC. After this match vs. Everton, they will be on the road vs. Fulham FC on March 2nd.

Everton Offense Breakdown

Everton has scored 1.1 goals per match this season, which is 18th in the EPL. Abdoulaye Doucouré is their leading scorer with six goals, which is 32nd in the league. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 39th in the EPL. Dwight McNeil is their leader in assists with five, which is 30th in the league. He has also scored two goals this season.

Brighton & Hove Albion Offense Breakdown

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João Pedro is the leading scorer for Brighton & Hove Albion this season, as he has found the back of the net eight times, which is 20th in the EPL. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 21st in the league. Pascal Groß is the leader in assists for Brighton & Hove Albion and is third in the EPL in that category. He has also scored four goals this season. Brighton & Hove Albion is seventh in the EPL in goals per match, as they are averaging 1.8 per contest. They are also third in the league in shots on goal per match, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 52.0% of their matches.

Everton Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Brighton & Hove Albion, the Everton defense is currently 5th in the EPL in goals allowed per match (1.3). They are also 13th in blocked shots and 2nd in interceptions. Keeper Jordan Pickford is 1st in the EPL in clean sheets (8), and he is 10th in saves. Over their last three matches, they have given up five goals, but they did hold Crystal Palace to just one goal in their most recent match.

Brighton & Hove Albion Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion’s defense is currently 8th in the EPL, allowing 1.6 goals per match. Over their last seven matches, they have given up 1.3 goals per match. Their defense is coming off a shutout against Sheffield United FC, who is last in the EPL in scoring. Overall, they have two clean sheets on the year. Keeper Jason Steele is 20th in the EPL with 37 saves.

Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion Prediction

Looking at how we expect this EPL matchup between Everton and Brighton to play out, we are going to take Brighton on the money line at -120. Our projections have Brighton’s João Pedro as the top projected goal scorer in the match. As a team, Brighton is 3rd in the EPL in shots on goal and they are also facing an Everton club that is 20th in shooting percentage. Our prediction is a 2-1 win for Brighton.

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