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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton Preview, expected line-ups, how to watch and prediction

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The State of Play

Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton & Hove Albion come into this one on the back of a 5-0 thrashing of Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, last weekend. The Seagulls have scored more goals on the road than anyone in the Premier League since De Zerbi’s appointment in October 2022 as they enjoy yet another impressive season, challenging for European qualification, whilst also progressing well in both the FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League.

Everton are getting to being in a desperate situation with rumours of another points deduction adding to that tension. The Toffees salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday thanks to a late equalising goal over Amadou Onana. They have, though, now managed just one victory in their last 12 matches across all competitions as they hover just above the bottom three and the relegation places.

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Team News

Brighton & Hove Albion and Roberto De Zerbi has some key long-term injury issues for this weekend with the likes of Julio Enciso and Solly March remaining unavailable. Jack Hinshelwood and Joao Pedro are also missing, too, with James Milner also injured.

Everton’s Sean Dyche has said that both Arnaut Danjuma and Andre Gomes are pushing hard to get for but they are still expected to be unavailable. Seamus Coleman did return to training on Thursday after a brief bout of illness.

Expected Line-ups

Brighton & Hove Albion: Verbruggen; Van Hecke, Dunk, Igor Julio; Lamptey, Gross, Gilmour, Estupinan; Buonanotte, Mitoma; Welbeck

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; McNeil, Doucoure, Gueye, Garner, Young; Calvert-Lewin

What they Said

Last weekend, in his post-match press conference, Roberto De Zerbi said he was ‘delighted’ with Brighton & Hove Albion’s annihilation of Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

On Thursday, Sean Dyche called on the Premier League to conclude Everton’s appeal against their points deduction as it would benefit ‘everybody’s psyche’.

When and How to Watch

This match is being played at the AMEX Stadium at 15:00 on Saturday February 24th but will not be televised live in the UK. It is also not available to be legally streamed, either.

Prediction

In this fixture last season towards the end of the campaign, Everton hammered Brighton & Hove Albion by five goals to one at the AMEX Stadium in what was a decisive victory in helping them avoid the drop. This time around, Brighton & Hove Albion will be favourites once again but Sean Dyche has shown his side have a plan to combat De Zerbi’s team so both teams scoring would appear likely.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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