Everton vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park.
For the first time in several years the Toffees have the opportunity to be the big shot in Merseyside. They have been left in the shadows of their city rivals, the Reds, for far too long, and they seem done with it.
As of now, Carlo Ancelotti’s men enjoy the top-most position in the table, and impressively with a 100% winning record. Should they win this fixture – they would legitimately be called a title contender this campaign, and that’s exactly what they want.
Furthermore, this also seems the perfect opportunity to strike for the Toffees, as almost all of the major teams faced huge losses in the past two game weeks.
And Jurgen Klopp’s men probably had the worst result of them all. Pitted against a relegation-battler of the previous campaign, the reigning champions were shook to their very core. To state it precisely – arguably the best defense in Europe conceded seven goals from a bottom-tier team that day.
Suffice it to say that the Reds are desperate to get back to their winning ways. They have to make a statement to the rest of the league that the defeat was a fluke.
Likely, we can expect one of the best games of the season at Goodison Park. And considering the rivalry between the squads, the desperation of both teams to win, and the sheer offensive potential on both sides – expect a high-scoring thriller this Saturday.
Everton vs Liverpool: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds had recorded the previous eleven overall wins.
- In fact, the last they lost against this opponent was back in 2010.
- Since 2011, at this stadium, every single encounter has resulted in a draw – barring one fixture.
- The latest face-to-face clash saw spoils being shared with a goalless draw.
Everton vs Liverpool: Prediction
Ancelotti’s men registered a 4-2 win at home the last match-day, against Brighton. Meanwhile, Klopp’s men were defeated 7-2 on the road by Aston Villa.
As things stand, both teams will go for the jugular – as the Toffees have too much to gain, while their counterparts have too much to lose.
On top of that, Ancelotti’s men are on an eight-game winning run (100% winning record this season in all competitions), and have scored a total of 23 goals from their previous six match-ups alone.
On the other hand, their counterparts were on a five-match winning streak before their EFL Cup loss (in penalties) against Arsenal, and their defeat against Aston Villa.
Importantly, they are the reigning champions of the competition, and they have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent over the years.
For the reasons, expect both teams to find the back of the net this weekend.
Everton vs Liverpool: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).