Carlo Ancelotti will be looking for his Everton side to bounce back from their humiliating defeat against Liverpool’s youngsters in the FA Cup last weekend when they host Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
The Toffees had won back-to-back games under the Italian manager following his arrival at Goodison Park, but have been brought back down to earth over the past week with a New Year’s Day defeat to Manchester City before their FA Cup elimination.
However, Ancelotti has strengthened his side’s defence and is getting goals out of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in attack. That should see them fair well at home to a Brighton & Hove Albion side who have won just one of their last seven in all competitions, and that was at home to a struggling Bournemouth.
Graham Potter saw his side beaten at home by Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup last weekend and are starting to look over the relegation zone. I think the home side will have too much quality in this game and ultimately come out on top. I can only assume it was last weekend’s defeat to Liverpool that Everton are basically evens in this match; I was expecting them to be around 1.80.
Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are Everton’s best goal threats, though Moise Kean is due a goal at some point. They should get supply from Djibril Sidibe and Lucas Digne at full-back in a game they should dominate territory.
Best bet: Everton to win is 1.96 with Betfair