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In the last Premier League round the champions suffered a shocking 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa while Everton are in superb form and lead the league. But surely no one is expecting an easy win for The Toffees against Jurgen Klopp’s team. Bet on the Merseyside derby now, we will give you some useful background information for the game.
One of the most awaited games will be held this Saturday in the 2020-21 Premier League season, the first Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. The match between Everton and Liverpool always receives huge attention all around the world. But this year it might be even more exciting for all football fans. As the Blues finally seem like a strong team which can fight even for the Premier League title. After they spent huge amounts to strengthen their squad spectacularly in the summer. While of course the Reds are the defending champions after winning the title with a massive, 18-point lead ahead of Manchester City. But they suffered a humiliating defeat in the previous round against Aston Villa showing they are beatable as well.
Bet on the Merseyside derby where still the Reds are favored to win
Liverpool’s surprising defeat can have two opposite results. First, it can fire them up to come back even stronger and smash their big rivals, Everton at their home. Certainly, they have the team to do so with players like Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Naby Keita is likely to miss the game. While Sane and freshly signed Thiago Alcantara are scheduled to return to the team after recovering from their illnesses. So Jurgen Klopp will still have a wide range of players to choose from to find the best eleven against their old rival.
Everton fans certainly hope though that Liverpool’s last stumble wasn’t an accident. They also conceded three goals from newly-promoted Leeds United in the first round. And even though the Reds could overturn that game it was a warning sign for Klopp. While the team’s defense worked almost perfectly last season, now they showed some weaknesses. What’s more, they will also miss first-choice goalkeeper Alisson due to his shoulder injury and have to rely on Spanish goalie Adrian. Who wasn’t too convincing last season and already committed a huge mistake against Villa in the last game. But if you’d like to bet on the Merseyside derby, don’t forget that we are talking about a great side and the current champions. Liverpool are still favored to win by online sportsbooks in the UK with the odds of 1.80 at bet365.
Time for an Everton victory after a long break
The last Merseyside derby ended with a 0-0 draw. But it’s not very likely that we will see the same result this time. Even though it was a common result in the last few years, it has the odds of 4.20 on online gambling sites in the UK. It makes sense as Everton are in top form and started the season with seven wins. They will surely aim for another victory against their local rival after their last one 10 years ago. Seems like they also have the team now to achieve this under the management of Carlo Ancelotti. The great Italian was voted Manager of the Month in September while Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin also won the Player of the Month prize.
Besides the young English striker his teammates, James Rodriguez and Richarlison are also in great form. They can be a danger for the Liverpool defense, while new signings, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Allan can also support them from the midfield. The weakest point of the team is surprisingly their goalkeeper. As Jordan Pickford is not having his best season so far. He made huge mistakes in the previous games and can only thank his teammates for not getting too much blame for them. But now, against Liverpool, he really has to concentrate and show a much stronger performance. Then Everton will really have the chance to win the game even without their fans, who can only support them from home. Currently, they have the odds of 3.75 to get the victory on bet365.