Liverpool vs. Everton: Premier League – Match Preview

The first Merseyside derby of the season takes place on Sunday as Liverpool entertain Everton.

Liverpool are in superb form and scored 12 goals in their two games during the last week.

They hit Brighton for five domestically, before thrashing Spartak Moscow 7-0 on Wednesday, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a hat-trick.

Everton’s form has improved since the appointment of Sam Allardyce and they eased past Apollon Limassol in the week.

They have also recorded back to back league wins and were too strong for Huddersfield last weekend.

Premier League form: Liverpool W4 D1 L0; Everton W3 D1 L1
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Mohammed Salah 12 goals
Everton – Wayne Rooney 7 goals

Match history
Liverpool won both matches last campaign, including a 3-1 win at Anfield, with Coutinho scoring the pick of the bunch.

Everton have a poor record against their local rivals and are without a win since 2010.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 3 Everton 1 – 01/04/17
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

Over 2.5 goals – 4/9 with 888 Sport

Team news
Liverpool will recall Simon Mignolet in goal here after his mid-week rotation for the Champions League.

Expect Liverpool’s superb front four all to start here given their incredible campaigns.

Everton sent a youth side to Cyprus in mid-week and will field a more familiar line-up here.

Wayne Rooney could be set for another midfield role, with Everton likely to deploy five midfielders.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-2-2-2): Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Klavan, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Henderson; Mane, Coutinho; Firmino, Salah
Everton (4-5-1): Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Williams, Martina; Lennon, Davies, Gueye, Rooney, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (3/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 3-1 (10/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohammed Salah (4/6 with Betfair)

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