Sunday will be a day that keeps on giving for Premier League football fans. After watching Chelsea take on Fulham, the North London Derby, the day finishes with the Merseyside Derby when Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield. The hosts may have faltered midweek in the Champions League but they are flying on the domestic front. Klopp’s team remain unbeaten in the League and you have to go back to the 2016/17 season when they last tasted defeat at home. Marco Silva will get his first taste of a Merseyside Derby and will be confident his much-improved team can inflict Liverpool’s first League defeat of the season. Form Labs return with their preview and betting tips for the game and don’t forget to take advantage of our comprehensive selection of enhanced odds for the game.
Everton Merseyside Misery
With Liverpool arriving off the back of a midweek loss to PSG in the Champions League, the Toffees will be seeking to capitalize come Sunday having had the luxury of a week off to prepare for the derby.
However, their record in this fixture is less than exemplary having last triumphed over their city rivals at Goodison Park back in October 2010, as they’ve since gone W0-D9-L6 in their subsequent head-to-head meetings.
However, it’s not as though they’ve just picked up the points in home fixtures, with four of those stalemates coming at Anfield, while going back to 2001/02 they’ve drawn nine of 17 matches here.
Another Low Scoring Affair?
This has been a historically low-scoring fixture with 10 of those 17 matches seeing fewer than three goals, including eight of the nine draws, while six of their eight meetings at either Goodison or Anfield since 2014/15 have gone under that threshold.
Aside from Man City, Liverpool netted 10 goals more than anyone else last term, though they’ve been more conservative going forwards this campaign as their defence has taken the lions’ share of the plaudits.
Indeed, five of their last seven have seen Under 2.5 Goals as they’ve been outgunned by City, Chelsea and Arsenal this term, while they’ve conceded just five times in 13 matches to date.
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Everton Strong Defensively
Despite Marco Silva’s reputation for an attacking brand of football, only the current top four can boast a better defensive record than Everton. They’ve achieved clean sheets in their last two fixtures, which included a trip to Stamford Bridge, while their form has taken an upwards curve following a patchy spell in September.
Moreover, their early season form was hampered by stalemates at Wolves and Bournemouth where they threw away leads after going down to 10-men. The Toffees are W4-D1-L1 over their last six, with the draw against Chelsea and the defeat a narrow 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.
Liverpool v Everton Betting Tips
Liverpool are too short to back at 1.4 given the propensity for stalemates in this fixture, especially off the back of a challenging midweek fixture that won’t allow Klopp the luxury of resting his star players. Everton are justifiably a big price for the three points given their shoddy record in this fixture, as well as a poor record away at other ‘Big Six’ teams. However, having managed enough draws over this period in the Merseyside derby, the stalemate represents a far better option than the home win at the prices. Given 25 of 34 deadlocks under Klopp have been score draws, while all nine of Everton’s stalemates with Big’ Six’ outfits since 2016/17 have seen fewer than three goals, with six finishing 1-1, we certainly wouldn’t put anyone off the correct score in game we expect to go ‘unders’.
1-1 Correct Score At 8.75