Liverpool have scored at least once in ten of their past 15 visits to Goodison Park – and Marathonbet are offering a huge 5/1 for the Reds to do the same again on Sunday.
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With Daniel Sturridge back firing on all cylinders and Christian Benteke also threatening to feature following his hamstring injury, the odds look decent. Another good shout includes Sturridge to score first priced at a value 28/5 and 17/10 to score any time.
The pressure on Brendan Rodgers has ever so slightly eased following the 3-2 win over Aston Villa at Anfield last weekend, but with the Reds drawing at FC Sion, defeat in the old enemy’s back yard on Sunday could leave Liverpool fans reaching for the pitch forks.
The Reds are without Jordan Henderson, Jon Flanagan, Dejan Lovren and Roberto Firmino, while the Toffees are missing Tony Hibbert, Steven Pienaar, Leighton Baines and Tom Cleverley. Kevin Mirallas is also suspended.
The bad news for Liverpool is that Roberto Martinez’s side haven’t lost in the Premier League since a mid-August defeat to rampant Manchester City and have already seen off Chelsea at Goodison this campaign.
Everton are a healthy 5/3 with Marathonbet to take all three points while Liverpool are 13/7, but one glaring statistic is too big to ignore: the two sides have DRAWN five of the last six meetings against each other. A repeat on Sunday is 61/25 and the 2-2 correct score is 12/1.
Tens of thousands of Scousers will pack the stands of Goodison Park to cheer their teams on, but there will be a distinct lack of Liverpudlian spirit on the pitch. Gerrard’s departure to MLS means it will be the first time Liverpool have not started with a local-born player in a Merseyside derby since the 1986 FA Cup Final.
But it’s not something bothering Rodgers, who’s been bullish ahead of the crunch clash. He said:
“We go into the game against Everton and we will focus on our performance. The players will look forward to it.
“I haven’t lost a derby yet (won one, drawn five) and they are always good games.
“We are point behind Everton – I know the media and written press will build the game up but we will stay calm.”
If you fear the worst on Sunday, take a punt on Everton to run riot and win 3-0 at 33/1.