Liverpool vs Everton – Premier League :This is the Merseyside Derby between old rivals, Everton and Liverpool.
Liverpool are light years ahead of Everton in terms of everything, however, this is a derby, and a derby is worth more than 3 points as we all know.
Liverpool are without Clyne, Fabinho and Matip, all of them important absences.
On the side of Everton, Coleman, André Gomes, Gbamin and Martina are the confirmed absences while Delph and Walcott are still in doubt.
Liverpool is leading the Premier League and only a catastrophe would prevent them from winning it this year, three decades after their last league title.
They are isolated with an 8-points advantage over Leicester and an 11-points advantage over Manchester City, that is their biggest threat, and I don’t believe Klopp’s side will drop a lot of points until the end, since, unlike Guardiola’s Manchester City, they are playing even better than last year.
Both City and Liverpool were teams that have beaten the points’ record in the Premier League last year, with City having won the title. This year, Liverpool seem to be playing well enough to make another season similar to the previous one domestically, but I don’t think that’s the case for City.
Because of that, I think that Liverpool won’t drop enough points for City to be able to catch them, even if they were to win all their matches until the end.
Liverpool is therefore comfortably in the lead with 13 victories and only 1 draw, against Manchester Utd, in 14 matches played so far, and they are close to achieving a perfect 1st half of the season.
The team isn’t the best attack or the best defence in the league, but they are the most balanced team, and, in my opinion, they are playing the best and most consistent football in the Premier League.
Liverpool only lost 1 of their last 22 matches played and they have won 17 in regulation and 2 on penalties, getting 2 draws on the remaining matches.
The team only failed to score on that only loss against Napoli in the Champions League’s group stage and playing at home, they are coming off 12 straight unbeaten matches, and we would have to go back to a pre-season match, again against Napoli, to find a match where Liverpool failed to score.
On the last 15 meetings against Everton at home, Liverpool only failed to score once, in 2013, on a 0-0 draw, with the Reds doing very well against the Toffees besides that, since Everton’s last victory at Liverpool’s stadium was on September 26th 1999, when I was a little boy.
Since then, 22 derbies were played at Anfield and Liverpool never lost, getting 12 victories and 10 draws.
Everton is in 17th place making an awful campaign and I believe that Marco Silva is on his way out from the club.
The club invested a lot in the past couple of years, but they’ve shown very little and by now, even with all the context of pride that a derby involves, I see very little chances of them performing well at Anfield.
Still, Everton scoring a goal is a possibility, since they’ve scored in 6 of their last 7 matches away from home, independently of the poor results.
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Liverpool vs Everton- Betting Tips: :
My bet will be Liverpool to win, but with both teams scoring, because of what I’ve explained above.
If I had to guess a correct score, and due to the differences in terms of quality and moment of form, I’d risk on a 4-1.
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