Liverpool vs. Everton: Premier League – Match Preview

The second Merseyside derby of the season takes place on Saturday as Liverpool entertain Everton.

Liverpool earned an impressive point away at Manchester City last time out, with James Milner opening the scoring.

Sergio Aguero equalised late on for the hosts and both sides remain in the top four.

Everton eased past Hull City, with the league’s top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku adding another brace.

The Toffee’s have been in excellent form and a win here would see them move to within three points of their city rivals.

Enhanced match odds

Liverpool to beat Everton: 8/1 with Betfair*

Liverpool to beat Everton: 8/1 with Paddy Power*

Liverpool 12/1 or Everton 33/1 with 888 Sport*

Premier League form: Liverpool W3 D1 L1; Everton W3 D1 L1
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 12 goals
Romelu Lukaku 21 goals

Match history
The meeting last year between the two sides saw an emphatic display from the Reds as they won 4-0 at Anfield.

Sadio Mane scored a last minute winner for Liverpool in the fixture earlier in the season.

Last five Premier League meetings
Everton 0 Liverpool 1 – 20/12/16
Liverpool 4 Everton 0 – 20/04/16
Everton 1 Liverpool 1 – 04/10/15
Everton 0 Liverpool 0 – 07/02/15
Liverpool 1 Everton 1 – 27/09/14

Both teams to score – 4/5 with Betfair

Team news
Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino both started for Brazil on Tuesday evening but travelled back via a private jet.

Adam Lallana is out injured and with Jordan Henderson confirmed as out, Milner could be set for a rare midfield role.

Everton lost both Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Funes Mori to season ending injuries for their respective nations.

Mason Holgate and Phil Jagielka are set to take their place in the starting XI here.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Wijnaldum, Milner, Can; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho
Everton (4-3-3): Robles; Holgate, Williams, Jagielka, Baines; Davies, Barry, Gueye; Barkley, Lukaku, Calvert-Lewin

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (12/1 with 888 Sport)*

Correct Score: 2-1 (17/2 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Sadio Mane (17/10 with 888 Sport)

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