Everton vs. Liverpool match preview
The English Premier League is set to resume this weekend after the international break; early league leaders Everton will be hosting champions Liverpool at Goodison Park this in a Saturday early kick-off.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is looking to bounce back from their worst ever Premier League thrash in the hands of Aston Villa , but they come up against an Everton side leading the way as the only team in the top flight to have won four from four so far this season.
The Reds were celebrating their five years under Klopp last week and a decade of being owned by Fenway Sports Group on Thursday during the international break, two Anniversaries under one bracket.
Everton’s win – form, league table and momentum are among the factors firmly in the hosting side’s drive, which has never been the case in many decades.
In truth, it was probably somewhere between the two. The fact that Liverpool’s defensive strategy from front to back relies on a certain degree of risk is not new information, but never before has it backfired quite so brutally.
· The early league leaders have played three EFL Cup and won all of them impressively.
· Everton also have played four Premier League and won entirely.
· Everton have played two Club Friendly Games won against Preston North End 2-0 and drew with Blackpool 3-3.
· Liverpool have played two EFL cup matches one being edge out by Arsenal through penalties, elsewhere thrashing Lincoln City 7-2.
· The Reds played four Premier Leagues winning three and received the worst defeat against Aston Villa 7-2.
· Liverpool lost against Arsenal in the Community shield through penalties as well.
· The Reds played three Club Friendly Games winning two, Against VfB Stuttgart 3-0 and against Blackpool 7-2 and drew 2-2 with Red Bull Salzburg.
Everton’s new signing Ben Godfrey is likely to be set straight in for his Everton debut in this weekend’s Merseyside Derby since Mason Holgate and Jarrad Branthwaite are already sidelined.
The fitness of Lucas Digne is putting Ancelloti in a dilemma after the left-back picked up a knock while on international duty with France on Wednesday, but is hopeful Seamus Coleman will recover in time from a hamstring injury picked up before the break.
Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri have also tested coronavirus free so they may be back.
Allan and Andre Gomes have recovered from their own injury problems and are available here.
Joel Matip has returned to training in the last week after a long period out but Liverpool remains without star goalkeeper Alisson.
Head to head
In their last six encounters Liverpool have won three times and drawn three times.
Liverpool has recorded five clean–sheets in their last six encounters.
Everton have never won a single match against Liverpool in their last six games.
The pair has registered under 2.5 goals.
Everton vs. Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool’s defeat against Aston Villa is still fresh in their minds and the trip is set to wipe the memories. The early league leaders on contrary want to keep their winning streak, therefore the game will be so interesting and Reds is looking to bug the three points to rescue their reputation.
Our Topbets pundits believe the outcome will favour the visitors. Betway is backing the results at odds of 1.87while 1XBet has 1.905 for the same outcome.
Over 2.5 –1.58 1Xbet odds and odds 1.52 for Betway
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