Battle lines between neighbours will be drawn as a divided city welcomes one of English football’s biggest rivalries this weekend.
Join us as we give you a rundown of everything you need to know and provide you with some exciting Merseyside derby betting options for the upcoming game.
MERSEYSIDE DERBY BETTING
Evertonians have enjoyed an electric start to the season, shocking Premier League sides with a new and exciting brand of football. Unbeaten in their first four fixtures, the Toffees stand on top of the pack with maximum points. They’re in a strong position as they welcome the reigning champions – and bitter rivals – Liverpool to Goodison Park this weekend.
While the acquisition of new signings James Rodriguez and Allan has helped Carlo Ancelotti develop a new attacking dynamic to his side, it’s been their unstoppable homegrown striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has stolen the spotlight. Exploding onto the scene with nine goals in all competitions thus far, the 23-year old Englishman is at 8/5 (2.60) to add another goal to his tally this Saturday.
As their first fixture against one of the “big six”, Klopp’s Liverpool will provide Everton’s biggest obstacle to date, regardless of their fantastic run of form. Expectations will be high for Carlo Ancelotti to finally bring a halt to Everton’s dreadful home record in the Merseyside derby, and take the full three points in a matchup this side hasn’t won since 2010.
Liverpool’s introduction to the new season was a trial by fire, with the Reds laying the foundations of their 20/21 campaign by taking the full nine points against Leeds United, Chelsea and Arsenal. A winning run that would suddenly halt against Aston Villa in their fourth game. Favourited to easily brush aside a team which only escaped the clutches of relegation by five points last season, football fans around the globe were stunned by a 90-minute mauling which saw Aston Villa batter Liverpool 7-2.
The recent international break, and subsequent distancing from their previous result, could prove to be just what was needed ahead of Liverpool’s away day at bitter rivals Everton. While new arrivals Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota will be eager to get stuck into their first Merseyside derby, manager Jurgen Klopp will be looking forward to his 12th game against Everton, a fixture in which he has won seven, drawn four and lost zero.
Positive news from Anfield suggests Sadio Mane could make his return to football this weekend, having tested negative for coronavirus after 10 days of self-isolation. Having found the back of the net three times this season, the Senegalese forward measures up at 7/5 (2.40) to get himself onto the scoresheet come this Saturday.
EVERTON VS LIVERPOOL: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS
English champions Liverpool come out as the team to beat this weekend at 6/7 (1.86) to win, while Everton’s chances to cause an upset are calculated at 39/10 (4.90).
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