The biggest game of the season so far for Liverpool takes place on Saturday with Liverpool heading to Goodison Park to take on Everton, the knowledge that Everton can go above Liverpool with a win despite still having a game in hand will bring about extra tension and makes it a must win game really for Liverpool and the bookies make Liverpool the favourites to take all three points.
It looks a very open match though, by offering 6/4 on the favourites Liverpool, the bookies are clearly suggesting that this is one of the hardest games to call all season. Fans who like to back Liverpool on a regular basis will be very pleased to see those odds, Liverpool were just 2/5 to beat Wolves last week so the opportunity to watch Liverpool win and back a 6/4 winner will tempt many in. An Everton victory is just about deemed the second most likely outcome at 21/10 with the draw only slightly bigger odds at 23/10 at the time of writing.
Neither side has enjoyed a huge advantage over the other in recent years at Goodison, out of the last eight matches between the two teams at Goodison Park Liverpool have had most success with four wins, Everton have won three and there has been just one draw. Backers of under 2.5 goals at 8/11 may point to the fact that the last four derbies at Goodison Park have had under 2.5 goals but it is worth noting that Liverpool’s last six league visits to Goodison Park have all had at least two goals in so you’d expect there to be at least a couple of goals. Both teams have also kept just one clean sheet in all competitions so far this season so again at least two goals looks likely making over 2.5 goals look good value at 11/10.
The 2-0 scoreline could be popular with the last three league games between these teams at Goodison all being won by that scoreline, a 2-0 win for Liverpool can be backed at 11/1 whilst a 2-0 win for Everton is 14/1. With both teams struggling for clean sheets the 2-1 win might actually represent a better bet, Liverpool look good value at 8/1 to win by that scoreline whilst anyone who thinks the draw is the best bet will surely be tempted by the 16/1 on a 2-2 scoreline.
Luis Suraez’s goal against Wolves last week meant he has now scored in three of the four league games Liverpool have scored in this season, you’d certainly expect Liverpool to score this weekend so Suarez should once again be amongst the goals, 6/4 on Suarez to score at anytime looks a good bet whilst anyone wanting a bet at bigger odds should look to back Suarez to score the first goal at 11/2.
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