Everton vs Liverpool – Premier League – Match preview and betting tips

The Premier League returns to full swing this weekend after the International matches and what a weekend of football we have in store. This Sunday will see the first Merseyside Derby of the season, where Liverpool will travel to take on their city rivals Everton. The fixture between the two teams will take place at Goodison park Sunday 17th October 13.30 KO.

Match Preview

With one of Liverpool’s worst start to a season ever, it ties them at the foot of the table right beside Everton. With both teams on only 6 points out of a possible 21, points are at an essence for both teams. Liverpool’s manager Roy Hodgson is under intense pressure by the fans and with new owners in prospect, needs a win for the club.

He will have to do this without Dirk Kuyt as he was injured during Holland’s convincing win against Sweden during Tuesdays Euro 2012 qualifiers. Captain Steven Gerard will once again be the Key man for Liverpool, as he looks to save his team from embarrassment, as he has done several times in the past.

The bottom half of the table is not anything new for David Moyes Everton side, however they have seen both sides of the table and will be looking to quickly climb back up out of the danger zone. Everton are not without their injuries either with Rodwell, Saha, Pienaar and Anichebe all out for Sunday’s derby.

Match prediction and betting tip

There is huge history between these two teams, with Liverpool wining the last fixture last season 1-0 with an unconvincing performance. However with a new season well and truly underway, and both teams looking to put some values points on the board, this is not a game to be missed. The tension from especially Liverpool will be enormously and spectators are in for a real battle on the field. This will be a huge match for The Reds and it is expected that everyone on the team will fight from the first whistle and during the full 90 minutes to secure vital points.

With the home crowd behind the blues at Goodison Park-despite their injuries- and Liverpool under immense pressure for a result, I predict a narrow 1-0 win to Everton.

Match odds

Bookmakers Home Draw Away Betting Bonus
betfair bookie 2.54 3.30 3.25 £25 FREE
partybets bookie 2.40 3.20 2.90 £25 FREE
ladbrokes bookie 2.37 3.25 3.00 £10 FREE
williamhillsports bookie 2.37 3.20 3.00 £25 FREE

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