One of the Premier League’s most exciting fixtures returns on Saturday as Liverpool take on bitter rivals Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season at Anfield.
With Jurgen Klopp’s side losing just one of their past 25 Premier League head-to-head matches against the Toffees, they’ll understandably enter here as odds-on favourites.
That’s for good reason, too, as Liverpool remain in the hunt for another title this season following their solid start to the new campaign. The hosts also hold great pedigree across this fixture’s history, keeping 26 clean sheets against Everton, the most any side has managed against one single opponent in Premier League history.
Two wins in three league outings will have sent Sean Dyche’s side into the latest international break in good spirits, though, and they’ll make the short trip across town hoping to claim an important result here in their battle against the drop.
Liverpool vs Everton match facts
- Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
- Kickoff Time: 12:30 p.m. local (7:30 a.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. PT)
- Location: Anfield (Liverpool, England)
- Official: Craig Pawson
- Last meeting: Liverpool 2-0 Everton (February 13, 2023 — Premier League)
Liverpool vs Everton prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Liverpool to win (-285)
- Score prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Everton
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Liverpool vs Everton best bet
- Pick: Over 4.5 cards
- Odds: -164 (FanDuel)
Given that this is the Premier League fixture that has seen the most red cards ever dished out with 22, we’re expecting this matchup between Liverpool and Everton to see plenty of cards thanks to the likely intense atmosphere.
At -164 with FanDuel, backing 4.5 cards to be shown here perhaps isn’t the best value but, as this bet has come in twice during the past four head-to-head matches, it seems a bit of a no-brainer.
In fact, both of those two matches actually saw seven yellow cards received in combination by both teams, so if you’re feeling brave, backing even more than 4.5 on Saturday could be the play! (Over 6.5 is currently at +260).
Liverpool vs Everton flier bet
- Pick: Mohamed Salah to score first
- Odds: +350 (BetMGM)
It’s safe to say that Mohamed Salah has had some of his best performances in a Liverpool shirt when playing against Everton.
With five goals in nine appearances against his side’s fierce rivals, the Egyptian winger on average scores against the Toffees more often than a number of other sides. He also struck in the last head-to-head match between the teams at Anfield.
That means that, at +350 with BetMGM, backing him to score here should be a solid bet.
It offers decent value, especially given that he’s also struck six goals already this campaign, including a brace versus Brighton & Hove Albion in his last club match prior to the recent international break.