Everton have had a tough start to the season given that they had to face Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United inside their first five Premier League games of the campaign.
Ronald Koeman’s men did not pick up a single point from any of those three encounters; in fact they did not score a goal, instead conceding nine.
Expectation was high ahead of the season due to the Merseyside outfit’s summer spending, which exceeded £100m.
However, the team have won just two of their seven league fixtures and sit two points above the relegation zone.
Attacking options have been a problem, with Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez failing to deliver on a consistent basis.
Now that the international break is over, the team will be determined to go on a run of positive results, starting with an away match against Brighton at the Amex.
Michael Owen, who spent eight years playing for Everton’s rivals Liverpool, thinks that the Toffees will have to wait for their next win.
In the pundit’s BetVictor column, the 37-year-old has predicted a 1-1 draw.
“Everton have only scored six times in their last 12 PL games and they looked devoid of confidence in front of their own supporters against Burnley last time. It is possible that they will play with more freedom on the south coast, but the Seagulls were good value for their home win against Newcastle in their last game at the Amex and I think they will get a draw against Ronald Koeman’s side.”