It’s been ten years and 22 meetings since Everton last tasted victory in the all-important Merseyside Derby, but Saturday’s clash marks the best opportunity in years to put an end to this miserable run. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips. MBet offers the best odds for this match.
The Toffees have looked sensational so far this season, winning all seven competitive games and establishing themselves as the early pacesetters in the Premier League. Mkekabet has several options for betting on this game, based on analysts’ forecasts.
They lead Aston Villa, Leicester, Arsenal and Liverpool by a three point margin, which is something not even the most optimistic of Everton fans would have expected after their 12th place finish last season.
Calvert-Lewin to continue sparkling run of form
Of course, the improvement under Carlo Ancelotti has been clear to see in 2020, and a summer of shrewd acquisitions has significantly strengthened their chances. James Rodriguez has been a revelation going forward, and the enhanced supply chain has allowed Dominic Calvert-Lewin to thrive in front of goal.
The 23-year-old striker has already scored six Premier League goals this season and has found the net in all four games. He also has two competitive hat-tricks to his name this term and scored in his England debut against Wales last week.
The up and coming Toffees hitman is clearly full of confidence right now, and he looks an excellent price to continue his scoring streak against their arch rivals on Saturday.
Reds hope to respond after Villa Park humiliation
Liverpool may be defending Premier League champions and clear favourites to retain their crown, but they headed into the international break in a foul state of mind after an humiliating defeat away to Aston Villa.
They were thrashed 7-2 at Villa Park, following on from a penalty shootout loss to Arsenal in the EFL Cup. Admittedly Jurgen Klopp’s men had won all four competitive games up to that point, but such a heavy drubbing simply cannot be ignored and Everton’s in-form attackers can punish Liverpool’s back line.
Toffees can extend unbeaten start to 2020/21
There’s also the matter of Everton’s Merseyside Derby record to discuss. They may not have beaten their rivals since 2010, but they have lost just one of their last eight home games against Liverpool. This sole defeat came back in 2016, leaving them unbeaten at Goodison Park in three meetings. All things considered, backing an Everton win or draw double chance looks the way to go this weekend.
We are expecting an improved performance from the Champions, though. Seven of the last eight Merseyside Derbies at Goodison have ended all square, and with these teams scoring at least two goals in seven of their combined eight Premier League games backing a high scoring 2-2 draw is our correct score prediction.