Mark Lawrenson makes intriguing Brighton score prediction ahead of Everton clash
Brighton's battle against relegation continues on Monday, when they take on Carlo Ancelotti's Everton at the Amex Stadium.
Writing his weekly prediction piece for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson gave his scoreline verdict, and opting for a 1-1 draw.
Explaining his choice, the ex-Seagulls defender contended: "Brighton played really well at Old Trafford for long periods but still somehow ended up empty-handed - the second time that has happened to them this season against Manchester United.
“The Seagulls are still six points above the relegation zone, but they should really have a lot more breathing space on the back of their recent performances.
“This is another big test for them, because Everton appear a totally different proposition on the road compared to at Goodison Park, where they keep on dropping points.”
He concluded: “Even a draw would be a good result for Brighton in their current situation, but they really need to get something out of this one whether they play well or not.”
Lawro's opponent for the week, film star Steve Guttenberg, went for a 2-0 Toffees away.
When the two sides last faced each other, back in October, Everton emerged 4-2 winners in a thriller at Goodison Park.
Ahead of the game, Brighton boss Graham Potter discussed extending Danny Welbeck's stay at the club, and said: “He has the respect of everybody in the club and if you look at his goals when he’s been on the pitch, his return has been really positive.
“I think he’s a player we are of course going to sit down with at the end of the season and find the right solution for everybody.”