Everton vs Liverpool: Match Preview and Odds
The Premier League returns with a bang this weekend as early pace-setters, Everton, take on their fierce local rivals, Liverpool, in one of the most important Merseyside derbies in years. Ahead of the lunchtime showdown at Goodison Park, Everton sit at the top of the Premier League table having claimed maximum points from their first four games whilst Liverpool’s own 100% record ended in spectacular fashion last time out – a 7-2 drubbing at the hands of Aston Villa. Here at freebet.com we will preview this weekend’s Merseyside derby, providing odds courtesy of our betting partner, VBET.
Liverpool will again be without first-choice goalkeeper, Alisson, with Adrian set to keep his place despite a shaky display against Aston Villa. The visitors should however be boosted by the return of both Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara. Five players will undergo late fitness tests for the hosts with Lucas Digne, Allan, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Seamus Coleman all in a race against time to be fit.
Everton could win their first five league games of the season for the first time since 1938/39 whilst they are aiming for five league wins on the bounce at any stage of a league campaign for the first time since April 2014.
Liverpool’s heavy loss to Aston Villa means that only West Bromwich Albion have conceded more league goals than last season’s champions in the first four league games of the 2020/21 season. With 11 goals conceded in just four league games, the last thing Liverpool need is to come face-to-face with a forward in red-hot form. New England international, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, has started the season in breath-taking form, bagging nine goals in six games across all competitions, including six in his first four league games. Calvert-Lewin is a generous 6/1 to score first on Saturday whilst he is 8/5 to score at any time. Liverpool’s main attacking threat is likely to come from Mo Salah. The Egyptian is one goal shy of 100 for Liverpool and is priced at 11/4 to open the scoring or 4/6 to score at any time.
Games involving both Everton and Liverpool have seen a huge amount of goals so far this season. No team has bettered Everton’s return of 12 goals scored in their four games to date whilst Liverpool’s four fixtures have produced a league-high 22 goals. Over 2.5 goals could prove popular at 11/20 whilst both teams to score is also a 11/20 shot. However, the last three Merseyside derbies held as Goodison Park have all finished 0-0. If you’re predicting another anti-climax, then a goalless draw is available at 18/1.
- Everton – 3/1
- Draw – 16/5
- Liverpool – 17/20
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