There are two massive derby games in the Premier League this weekend and the first of these is the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield.
Both teams would have been hoping to be higher up the table come this fixture, with Liverpool contesting for the title and Everton competing for Champions League qualification.
While they are off the pace in terms of these pre-season goals, a win in this match could reignite the challenge for both teams as they head into the busy Christmas period.
1. Bookies Favourites
Despite being behind the two Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League, Liverpool know a win in this match will close the gap on one or both these teams this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in excellent form in the league, winning 5 of their last 6 games. The only dropped points in those fixtures came at home to Chelsea in a match which finished in a 1-1 draw.
Liverpool are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season and come into this match as the strong favourites priced at 2/7 to win maximum points with Bet365.
Everton have struggled badly this season and Ronald Koeman was one of the first men to lose his job having been sacked by the Goodison board.
Following the Dutchman’s dismissal, Everton’s results did not pick up under former player David Unsworth but in his final match in control of the first team they defeated West Ham 4-0 at home. Sam Allardyce took over and lead Everton to a 2-0 win over Huddersfield last weekend, which was also at home.
However, Everton are yet to win away from home in the Premier League this season and appear to be way behind their neighbours, Liverpool.
Everton are out at 9/1 with Bet365 to win the match, with the draw available at 17/4.
2. Other Bets
Everton have failed to win any of their previous 15 away Premier League games and have a lot of trouble keeping out goals. This is a big problem when travelling to Anfield against a Liverpool team who have netted 33 goals in 15 league games this season.
Everton have conceded 13 goals in their previous 5 away Premier League games at an average of 2.6 goals per game. You can get Evens for Liverpool to score over 2.5 goals in this game.
Liverpool have won by 2 goals more in 4 of their last 6 Premier League meetings with Everton at Anfield and given the form of the teams home and away respectively, it wouldn’t be a shock to see the home team win again by a similar margin.
Liverpool to win by 2 goals is 3/1 with Bet365.
If Everton are to take something from this game, it will largely be due to the way Allardyce has set-up his team. The Toffees would be more than happy to take a point and if they do, it will be in a low scoring match. The draw and under 3.5 goals is 6/1 with Bet365.
Nathaniel Clyne is the only Liverpool player who looks set to miss this game as the full-back continues his recovery from a back injury. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho will all hope to start the match.
Everton will be without Ross Barkley, Yannick Bolasie, Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori. Expect the visitors to start with one man up-front and pack the midfield.
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