Merseyside Derby, Everton Vs. Liverpool: Prediction, Preview, Starting Lineups, And Betting Tips

Match Preview

One of the greatest rivalries in English football between two Merseyside teams, Everton and Liverpool, is set to happen at the Goodison Park on Monday in the Premier League.

Liverpool has started this season with flying colors as the Reds are in the second place of the Premier League table with 34 points.

With only six points behind league leader Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp’s men have established themselves as one of the major contenders to win the Premier League this season.

Everton, on the other hand, has faltered significantly after having a tremendous start to the season. The Toffees have won mere one of their recent six games in the Premier League, and they reside in the eighth place of the league table with 23 points.

Liverpool has always dominated their counterpart whenever they have clashed against each other. On six previous games between these sides, Liverpool has two, while the remaining four matches ended as a draw.

Team News: Everton

Few injury concerns reside on Ronald Koeman’s team. Yannick Bolasie will miss the rest of the season due to an ACL injury he picked in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates with team mates after scoring Everton's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates with teammates after scoring Everton’s first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool. [Image by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images]

Muhamed Besic and Matthew Pennington are also ruled off the match due to their knee and hamstring injuries, respectively.

Phil Jagielka is also set to miss this derby due to suspension. Romelu Lukaku, who is the top scorer for Everton with nine goals, will be the key player for the Toffees as they aim to win this derby.

Everton: Starting Line-up (4-3-3)

Stekelenberg – Coleman, Mori, Williams, Baines – Gueye, Barry – Barkley, McCarthy, Deulofeu – Lukaku

Team News: Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s biggest concern is the fitness of his best player Phillippe Coutinho. The Brazilian isn’t expected back until 2017 after suffering an ankle injury in a match against Sunderland. Divock Origi is likely to start the match on Monday.

Daniel Sturridge is ruled out of this clash due to a calf injury. Midfielders Marko Grujic and Danny Ings also won’t start the match due to a knock and a knee injury, respectively.

German midfielder Emre Can was absent in 3-0 win over Middlesbrough due to a knee injury, and he is likely to miss this derby as well.

Alberto Moreno (L) and Lucas Leiva (R) of Liverpool challenge Phil Jagielka (C) of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park.
Alberto Moreno and Lucas Leiva challenge Phil Jagielka during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park. [Image by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images]

Simon Mignolet was handed responsibility between the posts in the last match. He probably will continue in the goalkeeper’s role for the Kopites again.

Liverpool: Starting Line-up (4-3-3)

Mignolet – Lovren, Matip, Clyne, Milner – Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana – Origi, Mane, Firmino

Everton vs. Liverpool: Head-to-Head

Total games: 277
Everton wins: 82
Liverpool wins: 115
Draws: 80

Everton vs. Liverpool: TV Schedule and Channel

In the U.K., the match will be live on NOW TV UK, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Sky Ultra HD. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found on the link here.

Everton vs. Liverpool: Prediction

The Merseyside derbies have always been a competitive contest, and it will be exciting this time around as well. Both teams come into this match with a win in their last game, and they will look to carry that winning momentum in this derby as well. Everton certainly will possess a home advantage, but Jurgen Klopp’s men are more than capable to cope with the pressure by the home side.

Final Predicted Score: Everton 1-1 Liverpool

Everton vs. Liverpool: Betting Tips and Odds

  1. Everton win: 3/1
  2. A draw: 13/5
  3. Liverpool win: 10/11
  4. Under 2.5 goals: 11/10
  5. Over 2.5 goals: 4/6
  6. Both teams score: 8/13
  7. Both teams fail to score: 6/5

The odds were provided by Paddypower.

Key Stats to consider

  • Everton has won one out of their last six matches in the Premier League.
  • Everton has tied their last four home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
  • Liverpool is unbeaten in their last 12 matches against Everton in all competitions.
  • Liverpool has lost only two out of their 16 matches in the Premier League this season.
  • Liverpool has scored more number of goals (40) than any other teams in Premier League so far.

The Everton vs. Liverpool stats were provided by Whoscored.

Everton vs. Liverpool: Live Stream

The match can be streamed live online by clicking on this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.

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