Carlo Ancelotti's nomination for the Premier League manager of the month award underlines the great start that Everton has made to the new season.
Here's all of the key info ahead of kickoff as his Toffees team welcomes Brighton to Goodison Park so that you can make some well-informed betting picks.
🏟 Match context
Everton is flying in 2020-21 with six consecutive wins in all competitions as Carlo Ancelotti's new-look side looks well-place for a charge at the top six. They've added quality in midfield and it shows, with the Blues scoring 20 goals in six matches this season across all competitions.
Brighton set an unwanted record against Man United as they hit the woodwork five times in a thrilling 3-2 defeat at the Amex last time out, with Leandro Trossard responsible for three of those efforts. The Seagulls have lost two of their first three matches but they will feel as though their performances against Chelsea and especially United warranted more.
Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on fire, scoring in each of his three Premier League games this season, scoring five goals in total in that sequence and earning himself a deserved England call-up. The last English player to score in four consecutive league games for the Toffees was Francis Jeffers in September 2000 so he might be eyeing out that personal record.
We expect Brighton's free-flowing ways to continue against an Everton side that has gelled quickly under Carlo Ancelotti and that should make for good viewing.
🔮 Predicted XIs
🔵 Everton (4-3-3):
Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Johnson, Doucoure, Davies; James Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
⚪️ Brighton (3-4-3):
Ryan; White, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March; Trossard, Connolly, Maupay
🔑 Key betting facts
- Everton has had 59 pass sequences of 10+ passes in open play in the Premier League this season, (19.7 per game); only Liverpool have had more (60).
- Brighton is averaging 14.7 shots-per-game in the league this season, their highest rate in any of their Premier League campaigns.
- Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first player to score hat-tricks in consecutive home games under Carlo Ancelotti since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014.
- Since joining Everton in December, Carlo Ancelotti has lost just one home EPL game (W5, D5, L1).
- Eight of the last nine EPL matches at Goodison Park have seen both teams score.
- The Toffees have allowed 9+ shots on their goal in seven of the last eight home matches in the Premier League.
🪐 Futaa tips
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