Steven Gerrard’s last Meyerside derby potential win is under doubt after Everton vowed to break the winless run against local rivals by claiming the first three points since 2010. Liverpool’s captain is so foar the best goalscorer these derbies have seen with 10 goals in over 30 games. The bookies also favor the Reds to win and the real question seems to be who will score first.
Tim Howard and Osman are sure to miss the match against Liverpool, McCarty is under doubt while Atsu is helping Ghana win the AFCON 2015. Everton are 12th in Premier League and were specializing in draws prior to losing against West Ham in the FA Cup. The win came last Saturday against Crystal Palace after Lukaku scored the only goal of the match as early as the second minute. The hosts can’t seem to win at Goodison Park in four matches, the latest one dates back to December in the 3-1 win over QPR. Much of the match will be decided if the respective strikers will be in good form, and it is yet unclear whether Sturridge will start or come later on to boost Liverpool’s scoring chances.
The visitors are pushing for another Champions League qualification, which they are confident of achieving. The Reds have had a clean sheet in the last three games away from Anfield and another one has 2.90 odds from Titan Bet. Liverpool had a horrendous start to the season, but they have picked up form recently and are coming into the derby just 5 points behind the last Champions League place. Leiva, Markovic and Lallana are under doubt for the derby and while Kolo Toure is taking part in the AFCON, Henderson could get a starting spot.
The matches between the two teams usually have a lot of goals, like the 4-0 Liverpool win from 2014 or the 3-3 draw from 2013. Liverpool have also scored at least two goals in the last three matches at Goodison Park, which is why over 2.5 goals with 1.85 odds looks like a bet with value. An outright Liverpool win has 2.20 odds, an Everton win 3.30 same odds as a potential draw. Under 5.5 bookings has 1.92 odds and a Lukaku goal 2.95. Sturridge is also the frontrunner in the goalscorer betting market for Liverpool with 2.60 odds while Sterling and Balotelli both have 2.95 odds. We are going to bet 8 units on Liverpool scoring over 1.5 goals with 2.10 odds form Titan Bet.