It’s a busy Premier League schedule at the moment with a mid-week round pressed in between the ordinary weekend games and on Merseyside, it will be a dramatic derby to be played under the Anfield floodlights on Wednesday night.
While the red part of town are enjoying themselves hugely with 13 wins and 40 points from a total of 14 games and 42 potential points it’s less fun in the blue part, where Everton struggle’s in the bottom of the table. To find other best betting tips check our dedicated section.
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With Liverpool being labelled “Mentality Monsters” for their ability to find winning ways it’s been the absolute opposite for Everton. The Toffees have conceded four goals after the 90’th minute and they will, of course, remember with fear how Liverpool and Divock Origi won the derby a year ago at Anfield.
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It was also on the same pattern Everton lost in the weekend and even if Marco Silva’s still the manager as this is being written we have to warn for the risk that he’s actually gone before the game.
After being 1-0 up at King Power Stadium Jamie Vardy outlined the score to 1-1 before Iheanacho converted in the last minute of the game to win it for The Foxes.
If a face could tell you a thousand words that were surely the case when the cameras closed in on Marco Silva at that moment, where you could feel quite clearly that he now knew that his days for sure could be numbered.
If there’s a managerial change before Wednesday that’s, of course, something to take into consideration on how that could affect any bet ahead of this fixture. If there’s a case for a new manager already for the derby it would most likely be an interim solution and it could definitely at least give a morale boost to the fans that probably have lost faith in Silva and just wants anything new to feel a breeze of excitement after weeks of poor displays. But again, nothing is communicated at the moment. But make sure to keep informed.
For Liverpool, it was a much better weekend and even though they only won 2-1 at home to Brighton it was more than enough while Manchester City dropped two points at St James’ Park to Newcastle. Liverpool are now 11 points ahead of their primary title contenders with Leicester, after their win against Everton, the team keeping best pace with Liverpool on 32 points, sitting at second with eight points less.
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Defensive Everton To Slow It Down?
No matter if Everton comes to Anfield with Marco Silva or a new manager they will know that their biggest chance of getting anything from this is to sit deep and organized and minimise the options for Liverpool in their attacks. Except for the late winner from Divock Origi, Everton managed to play two really good games against Liverpool last season, boring it out to a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park after that 1-0 loss at Anfield.
We expect Everton to fully focus on their defensive set up and with Liverpool also still struggling to find that full flow in their attack we expect this to be 0-0 going into half time. Half Time Score at 0-0 is available at best odds of 67/25.
It should be noted that Liverpool will have to cope without first-choice keeper Alisson Becker for this game after the Brazilians red card on Saturday. The golden glove winner from last year was sent off by Martin Atkinson after playing the ball with his hands outside the penalty area and will serve a suspension for this game. He will be back for the weekend, though. With red cards for goal chance-situations only being punished with one game.
Adrián will replace Alisson and even with the Spaniard doing it really well while Alisson was out injured earlier this season you wouldn’t expect this to hurt Liverpool at all. Since coming back as the first choice in October, Alisson has actually failed to keep a clean sheet and Adrián will fancy his chances of being the Derby Hero on Wednesday.
You could argue back and forth and ask for Liverpool to perform even better than they’ve down but their way of winning the points week in and week out speaks volume about what this team is about.
We think Liverpool find a way to win this as well and based on a first-half where Everton absolutely could hold on for a draw we go to the Half Time/Full-Time market to find value on Liverpool here.
We back a Half Time/Full-Time combination of Draw/Liverpool at 7/2 and expect the red part of Liverpool to be celebrating when Mike Dean blows the final whistle.
Dean To Contribute To The Drama?
As mentioned it’s Mike Dean who is the referee for this one and being from the Liverpool area he normally doesn’t officiate any of these teams very regularly. He’s a huge Tranmere fan and supports the less known little brother of the area, on the other side of the Birkenhead tunnel.
He’s known for contributing to drama and headlines while officiating and for this one he has Martin Atkinson in the VAR room as well. Atkinson who might be the most disliked referee around Anfield after his way to handle the free-kick that followed Alisson’s red card on Saturday, but also for being the man who refereed Manchester United v Liverpool where The Reds felt robbed when United scored their 1-0 goal.
With two referees not shy of the spotlights and with the way VAR has been used so far it wouldn’t surprise if any of them finds a penalty for either team. Liverpool can be backed to score a penalty at 4/1 but we place our bet on the safer card, with just a penalty (for either team) to be awarded in the game.
Penalty To Be Awarded is backed at 11/5.
Everton will play a defensive 5-4-1 and do their best to hold on for the draw as long as possible. Liverpool are also lacking that final touch of their performances now which we think can make this quite tight for some time.
But in the end, Liverpool will prove their strength and Everton will be left in tears again. Haven’t won at Anfield since 1999. They won’t end that run in 2019 either.