Everton vs Brighton Prediction, 1/2/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Everton vs Brighton
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Goodison Park in Liverpool, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Everton (+125) Brighton (+230)
Neal Maupay and Brighton (5-8-4, 9th in the EPL) are headed to Goodison Park on Sunday where they'll meet Everton (5-4-8, 15th in the EPL). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Jordan Pickford for Everton and Robert Sanchez for Brighton. Everton are at +125 while the Seagulls are at +230. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Everton played Chelsea in their most recent game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 56.9% rate by connecting on 115 of the 202 passing attempts last contest. Everton attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 64.3%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Everton wrapped this game up at a 60.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 5 total shots. Everton sports an average of 1.24 goals per 90 min (21 goals in total) and have tallied 16 assists In all contests this year.
Abdoulaye Doucoure is a player who can be a difference maker for Everton. Doucoure has been in the starting lineup in 234 matchups during his soccer career and has 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from France has tallied 33 goals scored in 20,859 mins. He has totaled 32 assists while accumulating 53 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
One more player who should impact this match is Salomon Rondon, the forward who is from Venezuela. Rondon has been on the field for 27,119 minutes during 305 starts and has been handed 32 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 35 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 121 total goals. He currently averages 0.40 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Everton is Jordan Pickford. Pickford (99-79-128 mark in his professional soccer career) has totaled 85 shutouts, which gives him a 27.6% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from England has had 1,321 shots attempted at him in 308 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.4 (426 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 68.7. Pickford has been on the pitch for 27,534 minutes and has tallied 908 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Brighton walked away with a victory by a final of 2-0 against Brentford. Brighton finished the match with a 63.0% successful dribble rate by completing 17 of the 27 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 393 out of their 450 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.3%. Brighton had 5 shots attempted out of 15 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. With a total of 16 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, Brighton averages 0.94 goals and 0.76 assists per 90 min.
Neal Maupay will need to provide a spark for Brighton. He sports an average of 0.43 G/90 and has started 182 games so far in his career. The forward who is from France has played 16,621 mins and has scored 80 goals. He has earned 37 yellow cards thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times. Make sure to watch out for Leandro Trossard, the forward born in Belgium. Trossard has been given a total of 13 yellow card cautions in 16,490 professional minutes played (186 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.36. He has earned 66 goals during his career while helping on a goal 26 times.
Robert Sanchez will be looking after the goal for Brighton. In his career, Sanchez has conceded 86 goals and has racked up 199 saves in 69 starts. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 20-23-26. He has a save % of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.9%. Sanchez has accumulated 22 clean sheets while defending 278 shots attempted against him in 6,209 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brighton (+230)
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