Brighton vs. Everton Betting Tips: Calvert-Lewin a juicy price in the shots market
Everton travel down to Brighton on Bank Holiday Monday as they look to try and ensure their place in the Premier League for another season. We’ve tasked Anthony Eadson to find us two selections that represent good value in the betting markets.
After the departure of Graham Potter, few punters expected Brighton to kick-on and hit the heights they have done this season under Roberto de Zerbi. Brighton now firmly have their sights set on European football next season and prior to this weekend’s fixtures they sit sixth on 55 points, although they do have games in hand on the sides ahead of them.
In contrast, things are looking very bleak at Everton. The Toffees are winless in their last seven matches and are stuck inside the relegation zone in 19th. At the time of writing several betting sites go just 4/6 that Everton will be playing Championship football next season, with them having just four games remaining to achieve survival this term.
Brighton vs Everton Tips
I’ve put up Dominic Calvert-Lewin in a couple of different bets since his return to the Everton side in recent weeks and after a successful punt on him to have a shot on target last Monday against Leicester, I’m dipping my toe in the same market once again.
Against the Foxes, Calvert-Lewin was priced at 10/11 to record over 0.5 shots on target, and after hitting three at the King Power, it’s no surprise to see his price slightly shorter here, despite being up against much stronger opposition in Brighton.
However, I still think the 22/25 is a price that still has plenty of juice left in it, considering how important this game is for Everton. Dyche’s men play Manchester City next weekend and it really is getting to a case of it’s now or never, if they are to pull themselves to safety. This bet has landed in DCL’s last three starts and with six shots on target in that period I’m happy to have him onside for this game which Everton have had considerably longer to prepare for.
I’ve also had a little tickle on two players to be carded on Monday evening with the first of those being World Cup winner, Alexis Mac Allister. The midfielder has been shown five yellows in just 14 home league matches this season, picking up another two on his travels. Only Moises Caicedo has totted up more for The Seagulls this season and with plenty to play for here I think Mac Aliister looks a shade too big in the cards market.
In 2019/20 Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the most booked striker in the Premier League picking up a whopping nine yellows. In this injury-riddled season, he has only started six away matches, but has been booked in two of those. Paddy Power and Betfair are a stand-out top-price of 5/1 on Calvert-Lewin to be carded at The Amex and combining him with Mac Allister pays a tasty looking 30/1.