The Premier League returns with the Merseyside derby as Liverpool takes on Everton at Anfield.
Everton’s start was rough, securing only a single point from their initial five Premier League matches. However, Sean Dyche’s men found some momentum, ending the pre-international break on a high note with victories over Brentford and Bournemouth.
However, city rivals Liverpool, who appear rejuvenated and hungry for the title are next up. Jurgen Klopp has breathed new life into his team, especially in the midfield. This has significantly invigorated a squad that sometimes seemed fatigued.
Liverpool’s record boasts only a single loss this season, and even that was fraught with contention. Their 2-1 fall to Tottenham was marred by referee decisions, culminating in a surprising own goal by Joel Matip. Now, only three points from the league’s peak and a point behind defending champs Manchester City.
Bookies odds Everton’s momentum notwithstanding, they are clear underdogs, with odds of 15/2 at Bet365 for an Anfield triumph. Liverpool are the clear favourites at 7/20.
Past matches Everton’s track record in recent derbies leaves much to be desired, celebrating just one win in the past 28 matches. However, they did taste victory at Anfield with a 2-0 win in 2021, thanks to goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson. The previous season’s visit saw a 2-0 win in favour of Liverpool with Mo Salah and Cody Gakpo netting the goals.
Player bets – Klopp will be managing players who’ve been on international duties. Some of his South American stars might find it challenging to start in a Saturday early kick-off due to midweek World Cup games. But Mo Salah, fresh off a Monday match with Egypt and a two-goal spree against Brighton, seems set to lead the attack. Salah to score anytime at EVENs looks good value with bet365.