Liverpool vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool have been unstoppable so far this season and seems determined to put an end to their three-decade-long wait for the PL title. This Wednesday, they are at Anfield and are taking on a team that’s placed 17th in the table. Easily, the Reds are favorites to post the three points. However, the fact that it’s a derby could prove to be crucial.
Liverpool vs Everton Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three matches produced a grand total of one goal.
- The last nine wins in a row went to the reigning European champions.
- It’s been nine years since Everton have won against this opponent.
- At Anfield, it’s been 20 years since the hosts have lost a game.
- Three of the former four matches at this venue had goals from both teams.
Liverpool vs Everton Prediction
Virgil van Dijk appeared savior for the Reds the last match-day, as the towering defender scored twice in the span of five minutes early in the first half. Still, the game was a close one, and Jurgen Klopp’s men had to sweat it out on the pitch to secure the 2-1 win.
Meanwhile, Everton were on course to put an end to the winning run of Leicester, the previous game week. At the King Power Stadium, the guests were leading 0-1 for a long time, but towards the end of the game, the Foxes scored twice to break Everton fans’ hearts. Keep note that the winning goal had come in the 90+4th minute.
This Wednesday, consider the fact that the game takes place at Anfield. By now it’s almost a documented fact that the Reds are near impossible to beat at their fort. Moreover, they have dropped a total of just two points this whole season, and are on course for a league title.
On the other hand, Everton is placed just above the relegation zone, and have secured a total of four wins so far in their campaign. Also, they were winless 15 of their last 19 road trips, and have a single league win this campaign away from home.
Most importantly, the Reds have been extremely dominant in h2h clashes over the years. They are unbeaten in the last nine years against this opponent, and the last they lost at home in such fixtures were back in 1999.
Considering these factors, expect Liverpool to keep the pressure on rivals Manchester City, and deliver a hard-fought win this Wednesday.
However, the absence of influential goalkeeper Allison Becker will have to be accounted for (the Brazilian was sent off in his last club game). Moreover, the defense of Liverpool have not been that perfect this season. In fact, the squad has failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 overall fixtures, and in their former 15 appearances at home.
Finally, consider the fact the match-up is a derby as well.
Likely, the chances for a clean sheet for the hosts are very low, and BTTS emerges as a promising option.
Liverpool vs Everton Betting Tips
To Win: Liverpool @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).