Everton v Liverpool Betting Tips
The concentration of top flight English soccer teams around London and the north west of the country means the EPL has more than its fair share of derby matches. They all have their own history and story to tell but there’s nothing quite like the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool.
The two clubs have their stadiums situated on opposite sides of a park in the heart of the city and familiarity has definitely bred contempt.
No fixture in Premier League history has seen more red cards awarded than the Merseyside derby and we could be in line for more fireworks when Liverpool visit Goodison Park on Saturday.
In most normal weeks, a derby against Everton would be the main focus for Liverpool. This is no normal week for Jurgen Klopp and his players though.
Although nobody at the club will be taking the Everton match lightly, it’s the Champions League quarter final against Man City that takes top billing.
Klopp was happy to see Tottenham beat Chelsea last weekend as that makes Liverpool’s place in the top four of the EPL even more secure and gives him the luxury of being able to rest some of his star players for the derby to keep them fresh for their second leg against Man City next week.
Everton’s chances of beating their neighbours for the first time since 2010 will be increased with each star that Klopp keeps on the bench but we think even a second string Liverpool team can secure all three points at Goodison Park.
Klopp has installed a style of football that everybody at Liverpool buys into. That makes it much easier for fringe players to know what is expect of them when they’re drafted into first time action.
Contrast that with Everton who seem to play different formations and tactics almost every week with the under-fire Sam Allardyce in charge.
Allardyce has copped a lot of vocal criticism from the Everton fans at matches recently and if they have their way his time at the club would come to an end in the summer.
Everton’s lacklustre performance against Man City last weekend led some to suggest that the players aren’t convinced by their manager. Liverpool have the strength in depth to capitalise on another poor showing from the Toffees so we recommend backing the away side to win at $1.65 with Unibet.
Everton to At Least Make Things Interesting
Goodison Park is one of the few old school stadiums remaining in the EPL. The fans are packed in close to the pitch which can create an intimidating atmosphere but not exclusively for the opposition.
The Everton fans are knowledgeable and never shy about giving their opinion. They’ve already booed some of Allardyce’s decisions and will make their dissatisfaction very clear should Everton not reach the levels they expect.
The fans will play their part and should spur Everton on to push forward at least. That could result in a home goal or two or could open the Toffees up to the counterattack. Either way a bet on over 2.5 goals should pay off at $1.70 with Bet365.
Although the Everton fans are far from convinced about the direction their club is going in, they’ll never turn up to a game hoping for anything other than a win. The atmosphere will be rocking in the early stages and that could help provide an action packed first half in which both teams score at $3.90 with Palmerbet.
Ings Ready to Grab the Headlines
Mohamed Salah’s performances for Liverpool this season have seen him grab his fair share of headlines. The Egyptian could well be rested for the derby though which should allow Danny Ings the chance to shine.
Ings has put in a huge amount of work to return from injury and he still harbours an outside chance of playing for England at the World Cup. He can do his chances the world of good by scoring on Saturday at $2.50 with William Hill.
Top Betting Tips
Liverpool to win at $1.65 with Unibet
Over 2.5 goals at $1.70 with Bet365
Both teams to score in the first half at $3.90 with Palmerbet
Danny Ings to score anytime at $2.50 with William Hill