Match Preview: Brighton 1-0 Everton (Premier League) on December 29, 2018 | Free Betting Tips

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29 December, 16:00
ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 20

Brighton 1-0 Everton

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.35 | Result: 1:0 LOST

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Brighton entertain Everton on the back of an unprecedented 12 home Premier League (PL) games in succession where they have scored. However, with Brighton having taken just two points from a possible 12 after conceding first at home, a good start will be important.
Encouragingly for them, Brighton have not lost any home PL game in which they have scored a first-half goal (W7, D5), but any sense of urgency is maintained by the fact that Brighton last rescued a home point (or more) from open play beyond 60 minutes in November 2017.
On Boxing Day, Everton’s first PL haul of five on the road since April 1996 saw them make it seven away games without a defeat where they have scored first (W4, D3), having also drawn first blood at the ground of every team outside the top six this season.
When visiting a ‘new’ stadium (built after 1995) in the top flight for the second time ever after its inauguration, Everton (with a record of: W3, D3, L8, from second visits) have returned a worse result compared to the first visit seven times (50%). Last season’s corresponding fixture ended level.
Players to watch: Brighton would be seven points worse off without talisman Glenn Murray, though he is without a goal from open play in three home matches.
Everton left-back Lucas Digne scored his first career brace in Everton’s Boxing Day Burnley beatdown.
Stat attack: Brighton are without a clean sheet in three meetings with Everton, with a majority (five) of their last nine matches seeing Brighton concede first and both teams score.
Three of the four times Everton have scored first away this PL term, they have done so inside the opening 20 minutes.
When conceding the next goal after scoring first away this term, the equaliser against Everton has arrived within the five minutes prior to half-time on both occasions.

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