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Liverpool v Everton Betting Offers and Tips
All over Europe, clubs are either coming back from their winter break or about to be given a couple of weeks off to recharge the batteries. Not in England.
After a hectic schedule of matches over Christmas and the New Year in the Premier League, it’s time for the FA Cup to take centre stage and we’ve got a great game to get the third round going in the shape of the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool and Everton’s stadiums are separated by less than a mile and familiarity has most certainly bred contempt. The two neighbours have a fierce footballing rivalry which includes plenty of meetings in the FA Cup.
With the latest instalment coming under the lights on a Friday night, we’re assured of tough tackling, 100mph soccer and a rowdy atmosphere.
Liverpool to Get Revenge from Last Month’s Meeting
When the draw for the third round pitted Liverpool and Everton together they were yet to play each other in the Premier League. Since then the two played out a 1-1 draw at Anfield which left the two managers in very different moods.
Everton boss, Sam Allardyce, was delighted that his team managed to stay in the game at 1-0 and felt they were fully deserving of the draw that came thanks to a Wayne Rooney penalty.
His opposite number, Jurgen Klopp, could not have been any unhappier. Klopp raged at the referee for awarding the penalty and then lost his temper with members of the media who dared to suggest that the ref was correct.
Klopp’s anger was understandable but deep down he knows that it was Liverpool’s failure to take their chances that cost them two points. The home side should have been out of sight by half time and that will be the message Klopp gives his players this time around.
After a couple of disappointing results, Everton’s position in the Premier League looks a little less secure and Allardyce – a man who has played very weak teams in the FA Cup before – may well choose to prioritise the league again.
With Liverpool seeking revenge and Everton not playing well, a bet on the home side to win looks sensible at $1.40 with Luxbet.
Fast Start Crucial for Liverpool and the Neutrals
If Sam Allardyce gets his way and the Merseyside derby is a tight, nervy affair it won’t be the first time that the former West Ham, Sunderland and Bolton manager angers neutral fans who have tuned in hoping for a thriller.
We think that the attacking quality available to Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool manager’s desire to break Everton’s early resistance will open the game up and see the home side through to the fourth round.
To try and capitalise on this with your betting for the match, take the $3.75 that William Hill are offering on the first half having over 1.5 goals.
Coutinho to do His Talking on the Pitch
Although Liverpool have finally landed their man with the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, the club’s fans remain worried about the future of Philippe Coutinho.
Barcelona are growing ever more confident about a deal for the little Brazilian and wherever Coutinho sees his future, he’s so far remained tight lipped in public.
Since being reintegrated into the team after his flirtation with Barcelona in the summer, Coutinho has arguably played better than ever. He was rested for Liverpool’s win over Burnley and should return against Everton. If he does, he’s the man most likely to score the first goal at $6.40 with Crownbet.
Top Betting Tips
Liverpool to win at $1.40 with Luxbet
Over 1.5 first half goals at $3.75 with William Hill
Liverpool to score in both halves at $2.10 with Sportsbet
Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals at $2.00 with Centrebet
Phillippe Coutinho to score first at $6.40 with Crownbet