Everton vs Liverpool tips: Premier League preview and odds

Everton vs Liverpool predictions and tips: Premier League preview and odds
Everton are 11/4 to beat Liverpool

Our expert tipster is expecting a Merseyside derby goal fest at Goodison Park as part of his three Everton vs Liverpool predictions and betting tips

The 288th Merseyside derby is arguably the most difficult to call for a number of years with Premier League leaders Everton set to entertain wounded champions Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.

In a quirk to the fixture calendar, the match will mark the 10-year anniversary of Everton's last victory over their city rivals, while it will also be five years to the day since Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool for the first time.

Everton vs Liverpool predictions

Everton are in the best position to beat Liverpool than they have been in years and are a team brimming with confidence going into the game. Carlo Ancelotti has got the Toffees playing some of their best football, evidenced by their 100 per cent record in the league. The Reds will be wounded despite having the international break to regroup, and Everton can take advantage and get the three points.

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Everton vs Liverpool betting tips

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Toffees can extend Liverpool's sticky spell

Goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta helped Everton to their last victory over Liverpool on 17 October 2010, but the Toffees have failed to win any of the subsequent 22 meetings between the two sides.

However, Ancelotti's team will head into Saturday's contest having won their opening four league fixtures, part of an impressive seven-match winning streak across all competitions.

Liverpool, by contrast, have spent the last two weeks licking their wounds after they suffered their worst-ever Premier League defeat when losing 7-2 at Aston Villa before the international break.

While that result marked the Reds' only league defeat of the season, they have been far from convincing in their other games and Everton may be able to take advantage of a rare vulnerability affecting the reigning champions.

Tip: Everton or draw @ 5/6 with William Hill

Goals aplenty at Goodison

One thing that can surely be guaranteed at Goodison Park on Saturday is goals, with Everton having scored the joint-most in the division so far this season, while Liverpool have netted just one fewer than their rivals, while remarkably only West Brom have conceded more than the Anfield outfit.

The goals have flowed in Everton's home matches so far this term, with 13 having been scored in their two league fixtures at Goodison to date, nine of which have gone in at the right end for the Toffees.

Liverpool have also seen over 3.5 goals scored in three of their four top-flight games this season, including when they conceded seven at Villa Park less than two weeks ago.

It is also less than a year since the two sides played out a seven-goal thriller at Anfield, with Liverpool prevailing 5-2 that day, so it would be no surprise to see a similar amount of goals scored on Saturday.

Both teams have goalkeeping concerns ahead of the fixture as well, with Jordan Pickford's form having been heavily scrutinised for Everton, while Liverpool's number one Alisson remains injured, with his deputy Adrian hardly covering himself in glory against Villa.

Tip: Over 3.5 goals @ 13/10 with William Hill

In-form Calvert-Lewin to continue hot streak

Nobody has been in better goalscoring form than Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin so far this season, the forward having netted nine goals in six matches across all competitions, more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues.

That impressive sequence includes two hat-tricks, both of which came at Goodison, while the 23-year-old also bagged on his debut for England during the international break.

Calvert-Lewin appears well on course to smash his best-ever goalscoring return for a Premier League season, as he has six already in the top-flight this term and is only seven short of his total for the whole of the previous campaign.

The former Sheffield United youngster is yet to net against Liverpool during his career, but he has never headed into a Merseyside derby in better form, while he could also capitalise on the defensive troubles the Reds have faced so far this season.

Tip: Dominic Calvert-Lewin to score at any time @ 50/1 with William Hill*

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Everton vs Liverpool odds

Liverpool’s status as Premier League champions sees them go into the game as odds-on 5/6 favourites with Everton at 11/4. The draw can be backed at 16/5.

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Everton team news

Calvert-Lewin will lead the line for Everton with James Rodriguez and Richarlison in support. Yerry Mina is expected to miss out through injury, meaning Ben Godfrey could be given his debut alongside Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane and Lucas Digne in defence. Jordan Pickford is expected to start in goal despite coming in for criticism for recent performances. 

Everton predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Gomes, Allan, Doucoure; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Liverpool team news

Liverpool have been handed a massive boost with Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane both in line to start after injury setbacks. Joel Matip is also back in contention but Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are likely to start in central defence. Allison is still injured so Adrian will continue to deputise in goal.

Liverpool predicted line-up (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Last five results

Everton

3 Oct PL Everton 4 Brighton 2 W

30 Sep LC Everton 4 West Ham 1 W

26 Sep PL Crystal Palace 1 Everton 2 W

23 Sep LC Fleetwood Town 2 Everton 5 W

19 Sep PL Everton 5 West Brom 2 W

Liverpool

4 Oct PL Aston Villa 7 Liverpool 2 L

1 Oct LC Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0 D*

28 Sep PL Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1 W

24 Sep LC Lincoln 2 Liverpool 7 W

20 Sep PL Chelsea 0 Liverpool 2 W

*Arsenal won 5-4 on penalties

PL Premier League LC League Cup 

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