EVERTON VS BRIGHTON FREE PICKS
Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion meet at Goodison Park, in a match for the 30 th round of the Premier League. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 15-10-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). In spite of being a match between 11th and 10th of the table, it is really a match between the 7th classified in home matches and the 15th as a visitor.
After 9 wins, 7 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 34 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Watford, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Burnley, by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 26 points, against only 8 in their away matches. For the championship, Everton won 20 points out of 30 possible, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 14 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In 29 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 18 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Everton reach this unmotivated round, after a foreign snub, by 2-1, in the visit to the Burnley arena. One of the great valences of the team of the house is the capacity that shows in a situation of disadvantage, being that in the majority of the times they manage to give a good answer. The Everton presents some difficulties in the aerial game, attending to the low average of stature of its players. It is guessed that the home team acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced are Calvert-Lewin, Tosun and Walcott. The Everton coach will not be able to count on McCarthy, Baines, Mangala and Stekelenburg, for being injured.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
The away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 34 points won, after 8 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Swansea City, by (4-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Arsenal, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 10 points in away matches and 24 at their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 17 conceded in away matches, against 21 goals scored and 21 conceded at home. In the last away game in this competition, they have tied (1-1) against Stoke City. In the last 10 away league matches Brighton & Hove Albion has a record of 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In the matches played outside their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘0-0 (5 in 15 matches) and at the end of the match 2-0 (6 in 15 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 14 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 29 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 12 times and never got the comeback.
The Brighton comes to this game motivated, after a home win, by 2-1, in the reception at Arsenal: Dunk and Murray scored the goals of the victory. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the outsider team is the way they manage to take advantage of the direct free. To underline that Brighton presents many difficulties in the completion of the goal opportunities that he manages to create. The visiting coach should not be able to count on Sidwell, because he is injured.
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