Everton v Liverpool Odds, Betting Tips, and Preview
Game time & date: 1230 BST, Saturday September 3
Location: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Last result between the two: Liverpool 2-0 Everton, Premier League, April 2022
Broadcast: BT Sport 1 & 4K UHD
The Merseyside derby comes at a bad time for Everton, who are yet to win in the Premier League this season, but a run of three straight draws suggests there are signs of progress for Frank Lampard’s side.
Liverpool needed a late Fabio Carvalho goal to beat Newcastle United in midweek, with the Reds’ slow start to the season meaning they make the short trip across Stanley Park outside of the top four.
History against the Toffees
Everton fans have come to dread derby day, with their side having only beaten rivals Liverpool once in the past 26 meetings between the sides in all competitions. Having put together a run of derby draws at home to the Reds, Everton succumbed to a 4-1 loss in this fixture last season when Mo Salah struck twice in a comfortable December victory.
Injury issues have contributed to Everton’s problems this season. Mason Holgate is expected to miss the derby with the defender joining Yerry Mina and Ben Godfrey in the treatment room. Abdoulaye Doucoure, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Andros Townsend are also out, so options are in short supply for Lampard as he tries to chart a course away from another relegation battle, though Neal Maupay could be in line to make his Toffees debut after he joined from Brighton prior to the weekend.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in eight of Everton’s last 10 home games in the Premier League, indicating it could be tight and tense at Goodison Park this Saturday, but Liverpool’s defence has struggled this term, which opens the door for a more entertaining affair. Anthony Gordon has netted in back-to-back games, with Everton having successfully repelled interest in the academy graduate from Chelsea before the transfer window closed on Thursday. He is 4/1 at 888Sport to score any time.
Nunez to return from ban
Liverpool also have injury issues with club captain Jordan Henderson the latest to pick up a problem, joining fellow midfielders Thiago, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones as being out.
Harvey Elliott has deputised to a high standard, however, with the emergence of the youngster after a serious injury a boost for Jurgen Klopp’s side going into the derby.
Klopp must decide whether to hand a recall to summer signing Darwin Nunez, who was sent off against Crystal Palace and has had to serve a three-match Premier League ban as a result. Roberto Firmino was brilliant in the weekend demolition of Bournemouth and the Brazilian forward scored again in midweek, netting the equaliser in the 2-1 Anfield defeat of Newcastle.
With the Reds taking maximum points from the two Merseyside derbies last term, it is fair that the Everton v Liverpool betting odds to win point towards a victory for Klopp’s team at the weekend. But the Reds have conceded the first goal in four out of their five league games this term, so the 5/6 with 888Sport on both teams to score looks like a solid selection.
The Reds are favourites in the Everton v Liverpool betting odds to win but the form book tends to go out of the window when it comes to derby day. Everton have drawn three league games in a row, making the 19/5 with 888Sport for a draw on Saturday looking like a good value selection.
Gordon’s 4/1 to score any time price is big considering the forward has scored in successive games for Everton, while the 5/6 for both teams to score with 888Sport is another solid option. On the correct scores market, 8/1 with 888Sport for a 1-1 draw looks like a value pick here too. Everton’s last three Premier League games have all ended with the same 1-1 scoreline.
Author: Jamie Smith