Everton look to move further away from the relegation zone as Sean Dyche’s Toffees host Brighton at Goodison Park.
Victory can lift Everton up to 11th in the table if Wolves, Crystal Palace and Fulham all lose elsewhere, whilst Brighton can go sixth with a win.
Everton have no fresh injury concerns to report after their midweek Carabao Cup victory at home to Burnley.
Seamus Coleman (knee), Andros Gomes (calf) and Dele Alli (hip) remain absent.
Brighton could welcome Tariq Lamptey back following his recovery from a knock.
Pervis Estupinan, Danny Welbeck (both muscle), Solly March, Julio Enciso and Jakub Moder (all knee) remain absent.
When is Kick-Off?
Everton host Brighton at Goodison Park in a 3:00pm GMT kick-off on Saturday 4 November, untelevised live in the UK.
- Everton are unbeaten in three of their last five league meetings against Brighton (W2, D1, L2).
- Brighton have won two of their last six league visits to Everton (W2, L4).
- Both teams have scored in each of their last three meetings, in which both Everton and Brighton managed eight goals apiece.
- Everton have won just one of five league games at home this season (W1, L4).
- Brighton are looking to avoid going five league games without a win for the first time since October 2022.
After claiming a dominant but deserved Carabao Cup win at home to Burnley in midweek, Everton now need to use that performance as a base to build upon and play even better in order to build momentum, especially after their rocky start to the campaign.
Brighton meanwhile really should of beaten Fulham for all of their excellent attacking play, yet a frustrating end product and slip in defensive focus cost them the win, although they probably can expect the same from a now more solidly-defensive Everton here.
Sean Dyche’s Toffees though have only won twice at home this season and if Brighton can turn up with the same attacking quality but neater end product, I have to fancy them to edge this game depending on how fit Everton are after their midweek antics.
Prediction: Everton 1-2 Brighton
Result: Everton 1-1 Brighton