1. The fortunes of Merseyside’s two big clubs have differed greatly of late. Before Tuesday night’s win at Blackburn, Liverpool hadn’t won in four games, whereas Everton have won their last three games without conceding a goal.
2. Liverpool have already won the Carling Cup this season, but this has not gone far in disguising a poor domestic campaign for King Kenny’s side. The Reds are favourites, though, at 2.40 to beat Everton in 90 minutes, or 1.72 to go through after extra-time or penalties.
3. David Moyes has never won a trophy in his ten years as Everton manager. However, the Scotsman’s side are above Liverpool in the Premier League table and are available at 3.00 to beat their Merseyside rivals in 90 minutes, or 2.00 to go through after that.
4. Everton sit seventh in the Premier League, a point ahead of Liverpool. The Blues have beaten Tamworth, Fulham, Blackpool and Sunderland on their way to Wembley.
5. Liverpool have, however, completed a league double over Everton this season. Kenny Dalglish’s team have overcome Oldham, Manchester United, Brighton and Stoke to get to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
6. The final score in the pair’s last Premier League meeting was a 3-0 Liverpool victory at Anfield in March. A repeat of that scoreline is available at 22.00.
7. In correspondence with those odds, over 2.5 total goals at Wembley are available at 2.10, with unders at 1.67.
8. Steven Gerrard bagged an incredible hat-trick in that fixture. The Reds’ captain can be backed at 3.70 to find the net on Saturday.
9. Nikica Jelavic has enjoyed a superb start to life at Goodison Park, scoring four goals in his first eight games for Everton. The Croatian striker is tipped at 3.60 to make it five goals in nine outings.
10. South African midfielder Steven Pienaar has been in great form since returning to Everton on loan from Spurs. The playmaker is unfortunately cup-tied for Saturday’s game, so alternatively, possible replacement Royston Drenthe is available at 6.25 to bag a goal at Wembley.