Everton vs Liverpool betting tips, odds and predictions ahead of the 235th Merseyside Derby on Saturday. Everton sit top of the table with four wins from their opening four matches, while Liverpool look to bounce back from a hefty 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa.
Everton vs Liverpool top free betting tips
Here are our top three tips and the very best price odds for Saturday's Merseyside Derby.
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Can the Toffees Finally End their Derby Day Blues on Saturday?
Everton made it four wins from four in the Premier League last time out, beating Brighton 4-2 at Goodison Park. The in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewen opened the scoring, but Maupay equalised for the visitors late in the first half. However, just before the break, Everton moved back in front thanks to a Yerry Mina header. A James Rodriguez double put the result beyond doubt for the hosts, despite Brighton pulling a goal back in stoppage time.
Aston Villa looked very good in their opening two matches, but nobody expected them to thrash Liverpool as they did. Salah scored a goal in each half for Liverpool, but the visitors found themselves 4-1 down at the break thanks to a Watkins hat trick. A debut goal for former Everton midfielder Barkley and a brace from Grealish wrapped up a famous 7-2 win for the Midlanders.
Everton head into the 235th Merseyside Derby as the form favourites with six wins from their last six matches. The Toffees have beaten everyone in their path this season, but this weekend's match will be their toughest test so far. The hosts will be hoping that the international break didn't come at just the wrong time, disrupting their flow. Many an Everton fan will tell you; there is a psychological issue with their team when it comes to the Merseyside Derby. For some reason, Everton just haven't been able to beat Liverpool, even when they have had the better of the game. However, the form and performances of the Toffees this season suggest they might finally turn that corner on Saturday and claim all 3pts.
Liverpool have won four, draw one, and lost one of their last six matches, and certainly have a point to prove following that humiliating defeat to Aston Villa. The visitors have such a strong record against Everton over the last decade that they will be confident of coming away with a least a point to show for their efforts. However, Klopp will know that this Everton team is the best he has faced so far in his career, and will be making sure his players don't just assume they are going to extend their 10-year unbeaten run against the Blues.
Head to Head Record
Liverpool dominates the head to head record between these two old rivals. The visitors haven't lost against Everton since 2010 when the now-retired Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta both scored. However, Liverpool have only won one of their last eight trips to Goodison Park. The sides have played out seven stalemates at the home of the Blues during that period.
Kenny, Branthwaite, Holgate, Tosun, and Gbamin are all ruled out for the Toffees due to injury. However, Gomes, Allan, Coleman, and Richarlison are all expected to recover from injury in time to start this weekend.
There are question marks over Matip, Thiago, Tsimikas, Mane, Alisson, and Oxlade-Chamberlain for the visitors. The Brazilian shot-stopper and the England International have both been ruled out, while the other four could return to the squad for the derby.
Our Top Free Tips for Everton vs Liverpool
Our free tips are always accompanied by the best odds from the top bookmakers. All of the betting odds provided are likely to change in the build-up to kick-off as more and more people place their best or significant team news is announced. Our top three tips have been created by our experienced tipster, and plenty of reasoning and research has gone into each prediction.
- Double Chance: Everton Win or Draw @ 19/20
- Both Teams to Score: BTTS – Yes @ 8/15
- Total Goals Under/Over: Over 3.5 Goals @ 11/8
Everton Double Chance
The Toffees are without a win in the Merseyside Derby since 2010, but the hosts have started the season fantastically. Everton have won their opening seven matches in all competitions and top the Premier League table. Seven of the last eight Merseyside Derbys played at Goodison Park have ended in draws, so the hosts will be confident of securing at least a point this weekend. Liverpool conceded 7-goals in their last game, and Everton have been scoring for fun this season, so you can see just why we believe the hosts will avoid defeat on Saturday.
Both Teams to Score
Four of the last nine Merseyside Derbys have seen both teams score, and the recent performances of both clubs point towards both scoring on Saturday. Both teams have scored in each of Everton's last five matches in all competitions. The hosts have only kept one clean sheet in the league so far, away at Spurs. Both teams have scored in four of Liverpool's last six outings, and the hosts have only kept one clean sheet in the league.
Over 3.5 Goals
Last season, the Premier League Merseyside Derby hosted by Liverpool produced over 3.5 goals, and both teams scored in that game. Four of Everton's last five matches in league and cup have produced over 3.5 goals. Four of Liverpool's last six games have also produced over 2.5 goals. The Merseyside Derby can often be tight and tense, especially when played at Goodison Park. However, both teams are in great goalscoring form and have lacked clean sheets this season, which is why we are expecting a goal-fest this weekend.