Everton vs Liverpool Preview

April 6, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s Premier League action kicks off at Goodison Park where Everton take on Liverpool in the Merseryside derby.

Having gone in to the game on the back of back-to-back wins Sam Allardyce’s side were brought back down to earth with a humbling 3-1 defeat to champions elect Manchester City.

A return to winning ways here would see the Toffees move level on points with eighth place Leicester City though they have a far inferior goal difference to the Foxes, who host Newcastle United later in the day.

Idrissa Gueye is in line for a return for the hosts after recovering from a hamstring tear and Ashley Williams is back after a ban though Eliaquim Mangala, James McArthy, Mason Holgate and Gylfi Sigurdsson remain sidelined.

Cenk Tosun can be backed at 7.5 (13/2) to get the first goal of the game with Wayne Rooney a 9.0 (8/1) chance with Betfred.

The home win is priced at 4.2 (16/5) with Sky Bet with the visitors favourites 2.1 (11/10) with William Hill. The draw can be backed at 3.75 (11/4) with Betfair.

The Reds followed up their come-from-behind win over Crystal Palace last weekend with an impressive 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Another triumph here will see Jurgen Klopp’s men move above Manchester United into second place with the Red Devils playing in the Manchester derby later in the day – a game that could see league leaders City clinch the title.

Mo Salah is a doubt with a groin problem but will be given until the last minute before a decision is made on his inclusion while Emre Can is unavailable along with Joel Matip, Adam Lallana and Joe Gomez.

Salah is favourite to score first at 4.1 (31/10) with Unibet with Roberto Firmino a 6.0 (5/1) chance with most firms.

The two sides have already met twice this season with the reverse league fixture ending 1-1 in December before Liverpool triumphed 2-1 in the third round of the FA Cup in January and you can back both teams to score this time around at 1.75 (3/4) with Betfair.

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