Amex Stadium, Hove, England
Key Stat: Both sides have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 4 of their last 10 games.
Expert Verdict: The Seagulls took 6 points from a possible 9 in March and, although they went down 2-1 at Old Trafford last week, have by no means started April badly. Including this fixture, they have 8 games remaining and should have enough quality to pick up a few more points and keep Fulham in the rear view mirror. Everton are still in the hunt for the Champions League but must turn their recent form around immediately if they are to get there. Last week’s draw at home against Crystal Palace followed defeats against Chelsea and Burnley, if those games had gone the other way then they would be being chased rather than the other way around.
Brighton welcome Everton to the south coast with both sides still with plenty to play for at this stage of the season. For the home side, they are currently 6 points above Fulham and a win would go a long way to securing their status in the top flight for another season. The Toffees on the other hand still have realistic ambitions of creeping into the top four and securing Champions League football. They begin this game 7 points behind Chelsea in 4th but with two games in hand. The Premier League match takes place on April 12 and the live action at The American Express Community Stadium kicks off at 20:15 local time.
Defenders:Joel Veltman, Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Dan Burn
Midfielders:Pascal Gross, Adam Lallana, Yves Bissouma, Leandro Trossard
Forwards:Danny Welbeck, Neal Maupay
Defenders:Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina
Defensive Midfielders:Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Lucas Digne
Attacking Midfielders:James Rodriguez
Forwards:Richarlison, Dominic Calvert Lewin
This will be only the nineteenth meeting between the two sides with Everton currently holding a 9-4 lead. They didn’t meet from 1983 to 2017 before they became reacquainted with a 1-1 draw. When they met earlier in the season, the Toffees emerged with the three points from a six goal classic. The goals for Everton came from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez (2) with Neal Maupay and Yves Bissouma on target for the Seagulls.
Brighton are favourites and can be backed at 13/10 with 10Bet to win
Both teams to score has been set at 10/11 with Betway
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 33/20 with 10Bet to score at any time
The onus will be on Carlo Ancelotti’s side to take the game to Brighton in this fixture. Something they have not struggled to do on their travels where they have picked up 11 more points than at Goodison Park this season. Brighton have only won 2 games at home all season but have picked up 7 draws so far. We are backing another stalemate with both teams scoring a goal.