The Merseyside Derby is one of the most fiercely contested football fixtures in the Milky Way. Saturday’s meeting between two of the biggest teams in the galaxy is set to be especially tasty and we will be focussing on this game for today’s Premier League betting tips.
The pair go into the match separated by just one place and three points. Our expert team always provides the best Premier League betting tips the UK has to offer. Below they have analysed all the relevant statistics to predict how things might play out.
This time last season, Jurgen Klopp’s side were sitting unchallenged at the top of the Premier League table. Flash forward to the present and things could not be more different. Liverpool have lost each of their previous three league games. They have also conceded seven goals in their last two Premier League matches. Klopp has already admitted that the title is gone but defeat to Everton would lead to serious questions being asked about the Reds’ top four credentials. A win is vital and Liverpool will need goalkeeper Alisson to cut out his recent errors in order to achieve this.
As we will detail in our next section, Everton’s recent record against their neighbours is absolutely shocking. However, Saturday represents an excellent chance for them to change that. A big reason for this is two major bits of injury news. Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in incredible form this season, chipping in with 13 goals in just 20 league games. He will return to the Toffees XI after a two game layoff. Elsewhere, Allan is also back. The tireless Brazilian has been solely missed and should help his side compete against the Reds’ talented midfield.
Overall, there have been 288 Merseyside Derbies with Liverpool enjoying a historical advantage. The Reds have won 121 to Everton’s 82. 85 of the bouts have ended all square. Over the past decade, Liverpool’s stranglehold over the fixture has been unquestionable. Incredibly, Everton have not beaten the Reds since October 2010 in any competition.
The most recent meeting between the pair came close to changing that and it was also a controversial affair. In a free flowing encounter that ended 2-2, Jordan Pickford’s high tackle ruled Virgil van Dijk out for the year. This drastically altered the direction of the Reds’ season and they will be out for revenge.
If you want to become an elite Premier League tipster, you must learn to interpret statistics. These facts and figures often hold the answer to how a game might go. Below are three that stood out to us in particular.
We are backing these two old rivals to play out a draw with Dominic Calvert-Lewin toasting his return with a goal.
We are predicting that these old rivals will share the spoils by playing out a draw on Saturday. The pair are effectively level on points in the league — owing to Everton’s game in hand — and this closeness will be reflected during the weekend’s encounter.
Carlo Ancelotti is likely to set up his team in a low block and look to hit Liverpool on the counter, a tactic that has been very effective against the Reds in the past. Saying that, we are not convinced that the Toffees have enough to prevent their opponent’s lethal front three from scoring. Due to this, a score draw is the most likely outcome.
That is not the only thing you should include on your betting coupon either. The returning Calvert-Lewin will also be hungry to make up for lost time on Saturday. That is why we are backing him to find the net. The best odds for this tip comes from Unibet, who are offering a price of 21/2.