Brighton v Everton Betting Tips

Publish: 10.10.2017

Brighton and Everton meet for the first in well over 30 years on Sunday. The Seagulls have come back of going out of business in the time that’s past but they’re in better shape than ever right now and gunning for a big scalp at the Amex Stadium.

You couldn’t describe Everton as being anywhere near good shape.

Ronald Koeman was given the dreaded vote of confidence by the club’s board after a poor start to the season and you get the feeling the Dutchman is just one more bad result away from losing his job.

Could that defeat come down on the South Coast?

Lack of Goals to Cost Everton Once Again

Everton fans have every right to be upset with the fact that their team is sitting in 16th position but there’s no doubt they are more even upset because of the amount of money the club invested in new players in the summer.

Glenn Murray to score last at 11/2 with Unibet

Glenn Murray to score last at 11/2 with Unibet

Farhad Moshiri has lived up to his billing as the new money man at the club, allowing Koeman to bring in several expensive recruitments.

While Everton fans are largely happy with the quality of player they’ve signed, they are distinctly unhappy with the big Romelu Lukaku shaped hole in their team. The Belgian striker scored 25 league goals last season and Everton are missing those goals massively.

The lack of cutting edge could be especially troublesome against Brighton.

Chris Hughton has a reputation as an excellent defensive coach and it’s been clear from Brighton’s first seven Premier League matches that he is prioritising organisation at the back over free-flowing, attacking football.

Like Everton, a lack of goals may cost Brighton in the longer term this season but they have scored in their last two home games and their ability to frustrate their opponents could result in a big win for the Seagulls at 61/25 with Marathonbet.

Slow Start Expected After the International Break

Chris Hughton has probably been glad of the recent international break. The majority of the Brighton squad have remained at the club which allows the manager to get some in some high quality work on the training ground.

Meanwhile, Koeman’s seen many of his best players head off to play for their countries. Not only does that affect the work he can do but it means many of the players he has to rely on will be tired when they take to the field at the Amex.

Couple tired legs in the Everton ranks with a Brighton side who focus on not conceding and you’ve got a recipe for a game that could well take time to get going.

You can capitalise on this by having a bet on the first half ending goalless which is available at 6/4 with William Hill. Another option is betting on the second half having more goals than the first at a best price of 11/10 with Bet365.

Murray to Turn Back the Clock

Glenn Murray played a very important role in Brighton’s promotion from the Championship last season. He scored 23 league goals in 40 appearances during the last campaign but his chances have been rather more limited in the Premier League.

The 34-year-old may not get anywhere close to 20 goals this season but he’s sure to pop up with some valuable goals at time. Maybe as soon as Sunday afternoon.

The wily striker can capitalise on a tired, rather porous Everton defence off the bench and so looks a good bet to score the game’s last goal at 11/2 with Unibet.