Everton vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Everton are the surprise early league leaders ahead of the first Merseyside derby with Liverpool on Saturday.

Everton recorded a fourth win from four when they beat Brighton 4-2 in the last fixture before the international break.

Dominic Calvert Lewin scored a sixth of the season, with James Rodriguez also scoring twice in an easy win.

Liverpool were embarrassed at Aston Villa last time out, shipping seven in a heavy defeat.

Ollie Watkins opened his Premier League account in style with a hat-trick, with Jack Grealish also scoring twice.

Match history
The last six meetings at Goodison Park have yielded just three goals, with four of the matches finishing goalless.

Liverpool have an incredible recent record against Everton and they were last beaten back in 2010.

Last five Premier League meetings
Everton 0 Liverpool 0 – 21/06/20
Liverpool 5 Everton 2 – 04/12/19
Everton 0 Liverpool 0 – 03/03/19
Liverpool 1 Everton 0 – 02/12/18
Everton 0 Liverpool 0 – 07/04/18

Team news
Yerry Mina suffered a thigh injury on international duty and is a big doubt here.

Everton also have injury concerns over Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne, however Allan and Andre Gomes will have recovered.

Thiago and Sadio Mane are both available after recovering from COVID-19.

Keeper Alisson is again ruled out, meaning the under fire Adrian will continue in goal.

Expected starting XI’s
Everton (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Gomes, Allan, Doucoure; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Liverpool (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Predictions

Result: Draw
Seven out of the last eight meetings between the two at Goodison Park have finished level

Correct Score: 1-1
There have been under 2.5 goals in the last six games between the two at Goodison Park

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s top goalscorer this season with five in their first four league matches

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