Premier League Betting: Liverpool v Everton - Fan v Fan Preview



Liverpool perspective: Antoine Zammit, Empire of the Kop

Team news

Fabio Borini made his comeback against Newcastle, scoring just seconds after coming off the bench. Raheem Sterling might feature after being out for a couple of weeks due to a thigh injury, while Luis Suarez will serve the second game of a ten-match ban.

Form

Liverpool returned from St James' Park with three points and plenty of confidence. The 6-0 victory against Newcastle boosted the Reds' hopes of European football next season, and drew a line under a run of draws against West Ham, Reading and Chelsea. Phillipe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge have been a breathe of fresh air for the Reds and were superb last week.

Head-to-head

This will be the 199th Merseyside derby. Liverpool have won it 76 times to Everton's 60, while the sides shared a 2-2 draw earlier this season. Liverpool went 2-0 up that day but the Toffees were able to salvage a point with goals from Leon Osman and Steven Naismith.

Best bets

Daniel Sturridge to score first at 5.75. The striker played brilliantly against Newcastle and will be desperate to hit the ground running once more.

Liverpool to win at 1.90. Our players will be in confident mood following our last game. We should have enough to win.

Steven Gerrard to score at 3.60. I can see the midfielder getting on the scoresheet from a dead ball situation this weekend.

Score prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Everton (9.75)

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Everton perspective:
Brian Lewis, Royal Mersey Blue

Team news

David Moyes takes his side to Anfield for what may be his final Merseyside derby as Toffees manager. With fourth place all but out of reach, Everton needs all three points if they want any hope at qualifying for the Europa League next year. A win would also help us finish above Liverpool in the table for the second straight year - something that hasn’t happened since the 1930s.

Form

The shocking loss to Sunderland aside, the Toffees have been on a roll ever since their loss to Wigan in the FA Cup in February. We have kept six clean sheets in the past eight matches.

Head-to-head

The Merseyside Derby never disappoints, and the meeting between these two clubs at Goodison was a good one. Liverpool struck early to take a 2-0 lead, but Everton battled back in style. This match will see the return of Stephen Pienaar, who was suspended in October, while Luis Suarez's absence can only help Everton.

Best bets

Victor Anichebe to score at 4.10. I can see the powerful striker  muscling his way to a goal.

Red card at 3.20. I think that we will see at least one red card in a spicy affair.

Over 2.5 goals at 1.80. I can't see the defences coming out on top on this occasion.

Score prediction: Liverpool 1-2 Everton (14.00)

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