The Premier League is back with an absolute bang after the international fixtures and this promises to be one of the most competitive Merseyside derbies for many years.
Everton vs Liverpool is always an eagerly-anticipated clash in any case but this season is a chance for both sides to lay down an early marker.
The Toffees have started the season brilliantly, winning all their games to this point. The likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez have been in stellar form and Carlo Ancelotti’s side look like they can score goals for fun.
Liverpool have had a bit of a mixed bag to start the season. The Premier League champions scraped past Leeds before producing a commanding performance to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
However, they were walloped 7-2 by Aston Villa on an incredible weekend for football. No doubt Jurgen Klopp will be demanding a response from his side after that humiliation.
The game at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime (kick off 12.30pm) will be high on drama. Do not miss it!
Everton vs Liverpool Predictions
With the season still in the early stages, it is easy to get caught up in good, or even, bad starts for teams. However, we think that start from Everton won’t be a flash in the pan and they will definitely be challenging for a European spot this term.
They beat Spurs 1-0 on the opening day and have followed that up with another three straight victories. The goals have been flowing but there is still that slight shakiness defensively.
Liverpool, like their rivals, have also been banging in the goals but leaking them rather freely in recent games. This means that all the ingredients are there for an absolute thriller.
The Reds often bounce back well after a defeat and a two-week break will have done them no harm at all. Everton will be facing their toughest test yet and will run Liverpool close, but we think Klopp’s men will just edge this one and show their mettle as champions.
Everton vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- Correct score – 1:2 – 17/2
- First goalscorer – Mo Salah – 16/5
- Liverpool win and under 3.5 goals – 21/10
Everton vs Liverpool Head to Head
- Everton have only scored twice in their last five games against Liverpool.
- The last two meetings at Goodison Park have been 0-0.
- The Toffees have won all six games in all competitions this season.
Everton Team News
The Toffees have a couple of doubts regarding two key defenders. Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina face a race against time to be fit after suffering knee and thigh injuries respectively. However, Ancelotti is hopeful that both players will be ready in time.
Other than that, it is all systems go as they prepare to face their neighbours.
Possible team: Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Gylfi Sigurdsson, James Rodriguez, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.
Liverpool Team News
Klopp can welcome back Sadio Mane, Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita into the squad but Allison Becker is definitely out with a shoulder injury. The Liverpool boss will likely make some changes following the 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa.
Possible team: Adrian, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Georginho Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Diogo Jota.
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