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Liverpool vs. Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
03 December 2019
Wednesday 4 December
Anfield – Premier League
Liverpool welcome archrivals Everton to this season’s first Merseyside derby with completely opposite situations at both clubs. This fixture could be the perfect opportunity for the Toffees to kickstart their season, but the recent history tells us it will be a long shot.
There’s few derbies in England with a more powerful atmosphere than this one at Merseyside, but the last few seasons have ended in bitter narrow losses or just one point against their biggest rivals. The Toffees haven’t won in 19 attempts, where Liverpool have a record of eight wins, whilst 11 of them have ended with spoils being shared. Everton haven’t scored against Liverpool in three games, but Liverpool have only got the one goal in a 1-0 win at Anfield from last season to show for themselves. Two goalless stalemates during the last three fixtures tells us that this is a tough battle for the points.
Fabinho was suspended during the weekend but was already struggling after getting a knock against Napoli in the Champions League last week and he will not be back against Everton. The news hit Anfield on Friday, claiming the Brazilian will have to sit out the whole of December. Joel Matip was expected to be back this weekend as he has been out for eight matches with a knee injury, but Jürgen Klopp said he was still a way off and is not expected to go straight back into the team.
Everton manager Marco Silva is sweating over his own position at the club but got some good news through a statement from Richarlison, who signed a new contract with the Toffees. Bernard and Andre Gomes are still struggling for the away side, who otherwise should have a full squad to pick from. Coco Martina should be available again for Silva.
Liverpool vs. Everton Preview and Predictions
David Moyes has been linked with a shock return to Everton, as Marco Silva is struggling to get the full potential out of a stron set of players. This season has been particularly bad for the Portuguese manager, who might be the next manager facing the sack if the results doesn’t change quickly.
Liverpool are still flying high in the Premier League and are looking quite comfortable being number one in England. They are chased by both Leicester and Manchester City, but have created a gap big enough to slip up a few times this season. It doesn’t look like there will be many setbacks for the Reds, though, who are still getting the results even if the performances haven’t been as convincing of late.
They may be backed at 1.35 to secure a home win over Everton, who are currently at 9.25 to upset their rivals and steal the three points from Anfield for the first time since 1999.
Everton’s turbulent period continue and Liverpool’s home fans will be imploring the Reds to get the first goal at Anfield and it’s expected that the home side will be trying to show their dominance in the local derby. Despite losing Fabinho, they’ve still got players like James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fighting for the chance to play in his position.
The busy schedule ahead might give Klopp some headache, as he is trying to master competing on five fronts this season, as Liverpool aslso will enter the Club World Cup this December, just 24 hours after playing against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.
The quality in the Liverpool side should still be enough to oversee another three points for the home side, who are well on their way to secure a first Premier League title and the first top division trophy in 30 years.
Liverpool to win to nil at 2.25
The latest records aren’t in favour of Everton scoring any goals against Liverpool and despite the home side missing a few key defensive players, they should be able to cope with a rather toothless Everton these days.
Both teams not to score at 1.80
Everton are struggling to find consistency this season and Liverpool are actually struggling to keep a clean sheet. But the tight results between these two sides show that there aren’t many goals to be scored in the Merseyside derby. Another one of the low scoring 1-0 wins or 0-0 draws might be expected during a tight fixture list.