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Brighton vs Everton: Seagulls and Toffees hard to split

Kick-off: 1500, 28/08/2021

Stadium: Amex Stadium

Brighton and Everton will both be happy with how they have started this season and Saturday’s Premier League clash should be a close contest.

These teams shared the spoils at Amex Stadium when last meeting in April and we reckon it is hard to split them again this weekend.

Let’s go with 23/10 for a draw as our first Brighton vs Everton prediction.

A Look At Brighton’s Betting Odds

Brighton came from behind to win 2-1 at Burnley in their Premier League opener and then secured a 2-0 success versus Watford on home turf.

Defender Shane Duffy broke the deadlock early on against the Hornets and Neal Maupay also netted before the break.

Graham Potter told BBC Sport: “We played well first half and it was nice to get the second and give us a cushion.

“Watford responded as we anticipated and when we had to defend, we did that and did it well.

“Back-to-back wins at any stage are hard to achieve. We are in a good place, but it is just a start.”

Tuesday’s 2-0 EFL Cup triumph at Cardiff allowed some fringe players to enjoy a run-out and all is well with Albion at the moment.

This is their toughest test to date this term, though, and 18/5 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time appeals from the Brighton vs Everton odds.

Last Brighton EPL line-up: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, Duffy, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, Lallana, March, Maupay, Trossard.

Danny Welbeck (hamstring), Enock Mwepu (knock) and Maupay (shoulder) will all be assessed. Tariq Lamptey (hamstring) will speed up his recovery programme during the international break.

A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds

Rafael Benitez began his Everton reign with a 3-1 victory over Southampton before drawing 2-2 away to Leeds.

The Toffees led twice in Yorkshire, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin on target from the penalty spot and Demarai Gray breaking his duck for the club.

They also had a great chance to make it 3-1 at one stage, but Benitez was content with a point at a fired-up Elland Road.

“We could see how good our fans were for us (against Southampton) and we could see today how good their fans were for them,” he said.

“Our mentality, the way that the team were battling against all the things around, I’m really pleased because of that.”

Prevailing 2-1 at Huddersfield in the EFL Cup despite having Moise Kean sent off was another spirited effort.

Calvert-Lewin got off to a flying start last term with nine goals in six games and has hit the ground running with two from two this season.

The England international forward is a worthy favourite at 4/1 to open the scoring here and that completes our Brighton vs Everton betting tips.

Last Everton EPL line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Allan, Doucoure, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Gray, Iwobi.

Everton are without suspended forward Kean and midfielder Fabian Delph (shoulder). Alex Iwobi will be assessed after suffering an abductor problem but midfielder James Rodriguez is again unlikely to be involved.

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Last result:

Cardiff 0-2 BRIGHTON – Jakub Moder, Andi Zeqiri

Huddersfield 1-2 EVERTON – Alex Iwobi, Andros Townsend

Head-to-head: Brighton 0-0 Everton, Everton 4-2 Brighton, Everton 1-0 Brighton, Brighton 3-2 Everton

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