The Premier League returns with a Merseyside derby and Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways after two Premier League games without a win.
After 5 wins in a row after an opening day draw at Chelsea, Liverpool suffered a 2-1 loss at Spurs, with a massive VAR decision against them, Liverpool then went to Brighton and drew 2-2.
Back at Anfield now and Liverpool welcome nearest rivals Everton, who come into this on the back of their biggest win in a long time, a 3-0 home win over Bournemouth.
Mo Salah and co will be eager to get back to Premier League action to keep up their title challenge and entertaining a team in a relegation battle is the perfect way to do so.
Liverpool’s home record is excellent and wins over Bournemouth, West Ham and Aston Villa and the latter was a convincing performance. Expect The Reds to come out the blocks quickly and with Salah, Nunez and Diaz linking up really well at home, they can show their class and score early.
Liverpool average three goals at home this season, so Everton will have to defend really well to compete with the firepower that Liverpool have.
Expect Sean Dyche’s men to defend deep, however, as they have shown at times this season, they can counter attack well and expect them to try and expose Liverpool’s high line as they bid to cause a massive upset.
Goals from Garner, Harrison and Doucoure saw Everton record their first home win of the season and although Everton lost to Luton at home, they did record an away win at Brentford where Doucoure was again on the score sheet.
The main centre forward for Everton is Calvert-Lewin and he is desperate to get back to regular goal scoring form, but with that goal against Brentford, he can look to take any chances that his team can create.
They say form goes out the window for local derbies and Everton have caused Liverpool in the past, but expect the home side to keep up their scoring boots in this derby, but the away side can make a game of it.
Handicap Match Betting
|Liverpool to win||⅓ Bet365|
|Draw||9/2 William Hill|
|Everton to win||15/2 Bet365|
|Liverpool to win and both teams to score||6/4 Bet365|
Liverpool are massive favourites for this local derby and averaging 3 goals a game at home is a key reason for The Reds expected to win this comfortably. Adding to that, Everton are struggling this season, Liverpool return to Premier League action looking to win their first win in three games.
Everton come into this on the back of a 3-0 home win over struggling Bournemouth, so any chances they get, they will need to convert if they are going to have any chance of coming away with a positive result.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 6/4 with Bet365