Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park to Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon as they continue to close in on the Premier League title. Jurgen Klopp is set to be the first Liverpool manager to guide the club to the title in 30 years, adding the domestic prize a year after also winning the club their sixth European Cup. His place in the club’s history is cemented and another victory against Everton would only enhance the positive feeling around Anfield.
As expected, Liverpool are the favourites coming into this clash and below we have picked out three value bets for the Merseyside Derby. Make sure you take a look at Efirbet.com before backing our selections for the game. They have a number of bookmaker reviews that will tell you all about where to place your bets online and where to avoid.
Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10
The last meeting between these two teams in the Premier League proved to be a seven-goal thriller at Anfield, split 5-2 in favour of Liverpool. The Reds won that evening despite a much rotated side that saw no Alisson Becker, Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino or Mohamed Salah in their starting XI. If that game itself was anything to go by, expect another open contest here, particularly from an Everton defence that has kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 games against Liverpool in the Premier League. Seven goals scored last time, you need just the three goals this time around to more than double your money.
Divock Origi anytime goalscorer @ 5/2
Divock Origi and Merseyside Derbies go hand in hand and although the Belgian striker may not start the game on Sunday, expect him to have some impact if he gets the opportunity to play. Origi has five goals in six Premier League games against Everton in his Liverpool career, including two goals in the aforementioned 5-2 win over the Toffees at Anfield earlier this season. He also wrote his name in Merseyside Derby history in last season’s game at Anfield as he capitalised on Jordan Pickford’s blunder to score a stoppage time winner in front of the Kop, that after it appeared his Liverpool career was all but finished following an unsuccessful loan spell at Wolfsburg. He is still chasing his first goal at Goodison Park in this fixture and there would be no greater time than Sunday for him to net his first goal across the blue side of Stanley Park.
Everton to receive the first card @ 4/6
Bookings are no stranger within this fixture as the Merseyside Derby holds the record for having the most red cards in the Premier League era. Everton will be desperate to delay the party for their close neighbours and to do so will need to impose their will on the game, making it as difficult as possible for Liverpool to get into their rhythm. Also packed with an aggressive strike partnership in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, we are tipping Everton to receive the first card in this game.