Preview | February 24

Brighton & Hove Albion-Everton

Brighton face Everton at the AMEX.

Brighton | WLWLD | 7th | Top Scorer: João Pedro (8)

Brighton are 7th in the table and they'll be targeting all 3 points in this fixture. With an average of 1.58 xG (expected goals) per game, Brighton rank 8th in the league so they're likely to get their fair share of chances here. Brighton are reliant on Pascal Groß for his creativity. He's got 3 assists in his last 5 matches. João Pedro will be front and centre in their attempt to prolong success. He has led them this year with 48 shots taken (19th in the EPL).

Everton | DLDDD | 17th | Top Scorer: A. Doucouré (6)

Picking up points has been a problem for Everton and they've lost 1 of their last 5 matches. Everton have struggled to stamp their authority on matches in recent weeks. They've averaged fewer shots and less possession than their opponents over the last 5 matches. Vitalii Mykolenko has averaged just 0.6 tackles per match in his last 5. But he's still key for Everton defensively, and he'll hope to improve in this fixture.

Brighton-Everton Prediction: 1-0

This one has all the hallmarks of a low-scoring game, but Brighton will be buoyed by the fact that home advantage should be enough for them to secure the win.

Did you know? Everton travelled to the AMEX to play Brighton in 2023 and won 5-1. That remains the most goals the Seagulls have conceded to the Toffees at home in the Premier League.

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Report | February 19


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Crystal Palace

Amadou Onana 84 Jordan Ayew 66

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Stalemate sees Everton and Palace share the points.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes, Jordan Ayew scored for Palace in the 66th minute. Everton's Amadou Onana responded with an equalizer in the 84th minute after being found by Dwight McNeil, and nobody could find a late winner.

The Overview

  • It may have ended in a draw but the Toffees might consider themselves unlucky as they had 62% possession in the game.
  • They may have shared the points, but the Toffees will rue missed opportunities having had 19 shots compared to the Eagles' 10.

The Details

Adam Wharton was relentless, getting 9 crosses into the opposition box. For Everton, James Tarkowski was one step ahead all game, recording 5 interceptions. Spoils were shared at 90 minutes, but the Toffees showed their superiority on the ball by completing 208 more passes than the Eagles.

Everton's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Palace end their streak of defeats.

Top Performers

Dwight McNeilJordan Ayew
Assisted 1 goalScored 1 goal
10 crosses (1st in the game)1 corner won

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 24th. Everton meet Brighton at The American Express Community Stadium, while Palace take on Burnley in a bottom-of-the-table dogfight. Can the Toffees do better next time? Will the Eagles continue to make strides?

Report | February 10

Manchester City

2 - 0


Erling Haaland 71, 85

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Man City beat Everton thanks to Erling Haaland heroics.

After being locked in at 0-0 for the first 45 minutes, Erling Haaland scored for Man City in the 71st minute. Then, Erling Haaland struck again in the 85th minute, leading Man City to an impressive win over Everton.

The Overview

  • City saw a lot of the ball with 72% possession and created plenty of chances too, racking up 19 shots.
  • The Toffees didn't generate enough chances, only mustering five shots throughout the contest.
  • City got the job done, but it should've been more comfortable considering their shot accuracy was only 16%.

The Details

Julián Álvarez had a field day, registering 7 crosses. City completed 470 more passes than the Toffees, pulling them around the pitch.

The wins keep on coming for Man City. Meanwhile, Everton break their drawing streak, but not in the way they'd like.

Top Performers

Erling HaalandNathan Aké
Scored 2 goalsEarned a clean sheet
1 corner wonAssisted 1 goal

Next up, Man City take on Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, February 17th. While Everton take on Palace at Goodison Park on Monday, February 19th. Can City keep their great form going? Will the Toffees put this disappointment behind them?

Report | February 3


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Tottenham Hotspur

Jack Harrison 30 Richarlison 4, 41
Jarrad Branthwaite 90

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5Shots on Target6

Jarrad Branthwaite stuns Tottenham with late equalizer.

Richarlison began the scoring for Tottenham in the fourth minute after being found by Destiny Udogie. Jack Harrison retaliated for Everton with an equalizer in the 30th minute. With the score level at 1-1, Tottenham retook the lead on another Richarlison goal, but Everton weren't finished, they secured a point as Jarrad Branthwaite struck to conclude the scoring at 2-2.

The Overview

  • The Toffees saw a bit less of the ball with 43% possession, but that didn't cost them.
  • Spurs may count themselves fortunate to have shared the points after managing just 9 shots compared to the Toffees' 14.

The Details

Idrissa Gana Guèye racked up 6 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating Spurs. For Tottenham, James Maddison was relentless, leading the team in crosses. Spurs' superior passing game was clear for all to see; they completed 476 passes compared to the Toffees' 347.

Everton are becoming the league's draw specialists. Meanwhile, Tottenham continue their string of mixed results.

Top Performers

Jack HarrisonRicharlison
Scored 1 goalScored 2 goals
Drew 2 fouls (2nd on their team)1 blocked shot (1st on their team)

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 10th. Everton face a tough test against Man City, while Tottenham take on Brighton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Can the Toffees pick up a long-awaited three points? Will Spurs improve their form?

Report | January 30


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Fulham and Everton share the points.

Honors even in this one, with neither side able to force a breakthrough.

The Overview

  • It may have ended in a draw but the Cottagers might consider themselves unlucky as they had 69% possession in the game.
  • The Toffees may count themselves fortunate to have shared the points after managing just 21 shots compared to the Cottagers' 25.

The Details

James Garner racked up 6 interceptions throughout the game, constantly frustrating the Cottagers. For Fulham, Andreas Pereira had a field day, registering 12 crosses. The Cottagers only came away with a draw despite completing 335 more passes than the Toffees.

Fulham's unpredictable form continues. Meanwhile, Everton earn their second draw in a row.

Top Performers

Andreas PereiraJordan Pickford
4 corners wonEarned a clean sheet
6 shots (20th in the Premier League)Saved 5 shots

Both squads play next on Saturday, February 3rd. Fulham meet Burnley at Turf Moor, while there's no relief for Everton who face a rampant Tottenham. Can the Cottagers do better next time? Will the Toffees start a run of draws?

Report | December 30

Wolverhampton Wanderers

3 - 0


Max Kilman 25
Matheus Cunha 53
Craig Dawson 61

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Wolves ease to victory over Everton.

Max Kilman began the scoring for Wolves in the 25th minute. Matheus Cunha extended the lead for Wolves in the 53rd minute, and Craig Dawson put on the finishing touches with a third goal in the 61st minute to get them the win.

The Overview

  • It was an even battle for possession (53% vs 47%), with Wolves getting off 12 shots.
  • Wolves' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Pablo Sarabia had a field day, registering 6 crosses. Despite Wolves' victory, the passing game was close as Wolves had 514 completed passes while Everton completed 456 passes.

The wins keep on coming for Wolves. Meanwhile, Everton's woeful losing run continues.

Top Performers

Matheus CunhaCraig Dawson
Assisted 1 goalEarned a clean sheet
Scored 1 goalScored 1 goal

Next up, Wolves take on Brighton at The American Express Community Stadium on Monday, January 22nd. While there's no let up for Everton as they're faced with the prospect of a high-flying Villa side on Sunday, January 14th. Can Wolves keep their great form going? Will the Toffees halt their terrible form?

Everton – Season Preview

Nickname: The Toffees
Stadium: Goodison Park (Capacity 39,572)
Manager: Sean Dyche (ENG)
Last Season: 17th

Everton come into this season on the back of a second successive relegation scrap and Manager Sean Dyche promised big changes to avoid a similar campaign this time around. But it’s been a summer of few arrivals at Goodison Park and it’s hard to envisage a dramatic change of fortunes for Dyche’s side this season.

Key Player: Abdoulaye Doucoure

Frozen out by previous manager Frank Lampard, Doucoure thrived under Sean Dyche, scoring 5 goals in his final 10 matches of the season. His stunning second-half volley against Bournemouth on the final day of last season ensured Everton’s Premier League status and it’s no surprise the Toffees have decided to extend his contract by another year.

Star Signing: Arnaut Danjuma (LOAN €4.2m)

The Villarreal striker snubbed Everton at the start of the year and joined Tottenham in dramatic fashion. But Danjuma’s impact at Spurs was minimal and the 26-year-old will be hoping it’s a case of second time lucky as he joins the Toffees on a season-long loan. Scoring goals was a huge problem for Everton last season, but Danjuma has proven attacking versatility which will be needed to keep Sean Dyche’s side out of a relegation battle this season.

First Match: Fulham (H) August 12

Fulham ended a five-match losing streak in style when they beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park towards the end of last season.

Predicted Finish: 15th

In recent years, Everton have grown accustomed to battling for survival and Manager Sean Dyche is of a similar mould. Before departing in April 2022, Dyche had kept Burnley in the Premier League for six seasons running and his direct, defensive football is a good fit for an Everton squad clearly lacking in quality and depth. 

Will Dyche’s defensive setup prove the difference, or will Everton’s 70-year stay in the Premier League finally end?

Everton - To be relegated: 4.00

(odds correct as of July 31, 2023 and subject to change)

Did you know? Playing in 120 of 124 seasons, Everton hold the record for most seasons played in the top flight.

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