Liverpool vs Everton Predictions and Betting Tips
Anfirld hosts the 238th Merseyside derby as the Toffees make the short journey to face their local rivals, Liverpool. It’s been a tough season for the defending champions who are now out of the top four for the first time in quite some time. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
The Reds still maintained their brilliant unbeaten record in this fixture following that 2-2 draw in the reverse game. That four goal stalemate meant that the Reds are now unbeaten in the last 20 games against their local rivals- not a bad record for a local derby.
The Reds drop out of the top four
Follwokg a calamitous performance last weekend, Klopp’s troops have now dropped out of the top four and into sixth place. They were beaten by Leicester City in their most recent league game with the Foxes capitalizing on yet another defensive error from Alisson to eventually win the game 3-1. The Reds didn’t let their terrible league performance affect them during the European midweek games as they made light work of Leipzig on Tuesday. Goals from Mane and Salah proved to be all they needed as they would be heading to the second leg with a two-goal advantage.
Toffees gaining ground
Everton’s hopes for Europa are still well and truly alive as the Toffees currently sit in sixth place, five points behind Chelsea and Westham who are in 4th and 5th respectively. It is also to be more that Ancelotti’s troops have a game in hand and a win here will mean they have a chance to move over their local rivals on the standings. In their most recent game against the league leaders on Wednesday, they couldn’t cope with Guardiola’s troops who eventually ran out 3-1 winner. It is then left to see whether they can manage the situation better against the defending champions.
Liverpool vs Everton Team News
Klopp’s still has van Dijk, Mario and Gomez out injured. The three central defenders are joined by Fabinho, Milner and Jota who have been struggling with injury problems. Ancelotti only had Mina as his only major injury casualty.
Liverpool possible starting XI:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Everton possible starting XI:
Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan; Rodriguez, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin
Liverpool vs Everton Prediction: 2-1
The Toffees have been better away from home this season which only points towards a competitive matchup. However, we can’t deny their struggles in this fixture as they haven’t managed a victory in the last 20 games. What’s more, given that the Reds did well in midweek, we expect them to be motivated heading into this weekend. As such, backing the Reds for a narrow victory certainly is a valid bet.
Football Predictions For Liverpool Vs Everton From Our Experts
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021 || Time: 18:30
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