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Liverpool v Everton Match Predictions and Betting Tips

March 28, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Saturday 1 April – Anfield- Premier League

Saturday’s early kick off is the Merseyside derby, a noteworthy date on the calendar for any football fan. Expect an action packed game, with a few goals thrown in.

Past Meetings

Liverpool have by far the upper hand in this fixture, beating their city rivals in three of their last nine meetings. Everton have not beaten Liverpool since 2010, and have not won at Anfield since 1999.

Team News

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is waiting on late fitness news on two players, ahead of this crucial match-up. Captain Jordan Henderson and forward Daniel Sturridge are both trying to shake off  foot and hip injuries respectively. Sturridge has not featured regularly for the Reds this season, but Klopp will be hoping skipper Henderson is passed fit.

Blues boss Ronald Koeman has number of injury concerns ahead of the trip across Stanley Park, with a number of first team likely to be ruled out.

Defender Seamus Coleman is out for the foreseeable future, after suffering a double leg fracture on international duty with the Republic of Ireland. Coleman’s international teammate James McCarthy is also likely to miss out, after he withdrew from the Ireland starting line against Wales on Friday, with a hamstring complaint.

Morgan Schneiderlin is rated at 50/50 to be fit with a calf injury. The France international was substituted with the injury in the Toffees 4-0 win over Hull, and the problem could rule him out of his first Merseyside derby.

Liverpool v Everton Previews and Predictions

Liverpool certainly have the historical edge in this one, and Klopp’s team seems to have turned a corner in recent weeks following a bad start to 2017. Wins over rivals Tottenham and Arsenal have put the Reds in fourth place, and right in the mix for Champions League qualification.

Everton are also in good form, losing just once in the Premier League in 2017, and putting together their own push for European qualification.

Six of the last nine meetings have ended even, and this gives an indication of what to expect on Saturday, with a draw priced at 14/5.

Given the firepower available to both managers, and the goalscoring form shown by both sides in recent weeks, with BTTS priced at 4/6.

Recommended Bets

Romelu Lukaku to score first at  13/2

Belgian front man Lukaku has been in sensational form this season, the leading goalscorer in the Premier League with 21 goals, and with five goals in his last for games for Everton.

A 2-2 draw priced at 14/1

History suggests a draw in this one, but with Lukaku at one end and Sadio Mane at the other, goals are to be expected at Anfield.

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