Liverpool vs. Everton Predictions: Two bets for today's Merseyside Derby
Liverpool vs Everton Odds
Liverpool continue their crusade towards the quadruple in Super Sunday’s second offering, welcoming local rivals and relegation candidates Everton to Anfield.
Liverpool vs Everton Tips
It’s difficult to find the right way to say this, but it feels inevitable that Everton are going to get absolutely hammered here - as they did at Goodison Park earlier in the year.
The Reds ran out 4-1 winners in-front of an incensed Gwladys Street End, dominating the game from start to finish whilst barely breaking a sweat.
They were 2-0 up after just 19 minutes with Jordan Henderson pulling the strings; opening the scoring after nine minutes before setting up Mohamed Salah to make it two ten minutes later.
Demarai Gray’s strike just before half-time served only as a consolation, with Salah completing his brace just after the hour mark before Diogo Jota made it four 11-minutes from time.
Liverpool created SIX ‘big chances’ in that game - more than Everton have in their last five games combined - and let the Toffees off somewhat by missing three, with Salah squandering two opportunities to complete his hat-trick.
That brace was one of five for the Egyptian so far this season with the latest coming against Manchester United in midweek - his fourth and fifth goals of the season against the Red Devils - as he strengthened his grip on yet another Premier League Golden Boot.
With 22 goals on the season, he’s 10 away from equalling his own record of 32 and with six games to play he’s got to start catching up sooner rather than later.
As do Everton’s performances most weeks, with results already this week leaving them teetering on the edge of the relegation zone.
It was a surprise when he was appointed with Everton’s Premier League status on the line, given his relative underperformance at both Derby County and Chelsea, and results haven’t changed much at all - especially away from home. They’ve lost 10 of 14 games in 2022 - including all six away from home - and have remarkably only earned one away point since October 2nd. That run spans 11 games, with them losing both halves on three occasions - including at both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have won 13 of their 16 home games this season including 11-in-a-row since mid-November. In those 13 wins, they’ve won both halves on 10 occasions and scored at least three times on eight of them. They handily dispatched Everton at Goodison Park earlier this year - winning the first half 2-1 and the second half 2-0.
While Mohamed Salah’s form seemed to dip prior to the Manchester United game, one man who has been consistent since the international break is Sadio Mané. The Senegalese forward, playing down the middle recently, has scored in four consecutive starts in all competitions - notching three in their two games against Manchester City and bagging against both Benfica and Manchester United either side of those games.
His goals could lead to another difficult afternoon for Everton and one man in particular who, historically, hasn’t enjoyed games against the Reds is midfielder Allan.
The Brazilian bruiser has picked up bookings in both of his Premier League starts against Liverpool, as well as earning himself one the last time he was at Anfield (in a 1-1 draw for Napoli).
Jurgen Klopp’s midfield is tenacious by design and their counter-pressure is a real test of an opposing midfielder’s composure - one I expect Allan, who has six bookings and a red card in his last 17 appearances, to fail. Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, and Yves Bissouma have all picked up cautions against Liverpool in the last month or so - which shows how impressive their midfield really is.
2022 P/L: +3.46pts
You'll now receive our expert tips and predictions from next season.