Everton v Liverpool betting tips

Now we’re not saying that Everton are genuine Premier League title contenders considering that their last three victories have involved beating West Brom, Crystal Palace and Brighton, although it’s clear that Carlo Ancelotti’s team are on a crest of a wave right now.

The Toffees have started the season like a house on fire and they put their 100% record on the line when clashing with Liverpool in Saturday’s Merseyside derby. You can go back a long way to find the last time that Everton were above their local rivals in the table when this game was played!

Can Everton Really Beat Liverpool?

The last time that Everton won a Merseyside derby was on Sunday 17 October 2010 when the Toffees claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta. Therefore, it’s been ten years since the blue half of the city were celebrating although there are several reasons to think it could happen in this lunchtime encounter.

William Hill are currently offering 3/1 and a chance to quadruple your cash by betting on the home side, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin starting the season like a train with six goals on the board and he’ll be licking his lips at the prospect of going up against a Liverpool team missing Alisson Becker in goal.

Although Allan could be missing with an injury, James Rodriguez might enjoy his first taste of the derby and this is a Toffees side who look a completely different prospect from the team who have served up mediocre performances for the past few seasons.

Can the Reds Bounce Back from Villa Mauling?

Jurgen Klopp will have not only been hugely annoyed at seeing his team pulverised by a 7-2 scoreline against Aston Villa, something that nobody in the world could have possibly predicted. There’s also the small matter of the international break which will have left a deeper psychological impact as a result.

Klopp will have to anxiously monitor his players and ensure that most of them have a clean bill of health after returning from international duty, while Alisson looks set to be on the sidelines for several more weeks and Sadio Mane will have a lack of match fitness after being out through COVID-19.

Even so, Liverpool had won their first three matches of the Premier League season when beating Leeds, Chelsea and Arsenal, so they’re allowed for one abject performance and the concern for the manager is that it could be a sign of things to come.

What Do the Bookies Expect to Happen?

Some experts have suggested that Everton should be favourites for this match and, while that might be pushing things, we’re struggling to understand how Liverpool are odds-on for this clash. The Reds were dominating possession but failing to create chances at Chelsea before their opponents were down to ten men.

Aside from the thrashing at the hands of Aston Villa, they were also given a scare by Leeds and the Toffees are starting to shorten in the betting market, with that 3/1 at William Hill not likely to be around come kick-off.

What Are the Best Bets For This Match?

We wonder if football fans will look back after this match and question how Everton were trading at such a big price. Therefore, we recommend getting the 3/1 about the Toffees winning before it is no longer available, while you can play things slightly safer with the shade above evens about the home side with half a goal start.

Everton and Liverpool have both scored in all their matches to date and it makes obvious sense to go for that happening again although the price is more for accumulator backers than those looking for the single.

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