Everton vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of Monday’s Premier League fixture.
Everton vs Liverpool
English Premier League 2016/17
19th December, 20:00 pm BST
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Everton vs Liverpool live on Sky Sports 1
Everton Team News & Preview
Everton host Liverpool in the first Merseyside derby of the season on Monday night.
The Toffees will be full of confidence heading into this game after their 2-1 win over Arsenal. Ronald Koeman‘s men picked up a last gasp win over the Gunners thanks to a late winner from Ashley Williams.
Everton were without a win in five Premier League games before their win over Arsenal and will be looking to build on it, now. A win over their bitter rivals, Liverpool, could be a massive boost for them.
Furthermore, the Blues have a terrible record against Liverpool and have failed to win any of their last six meetings. They will be looking to fix that record in front of the home fans.
Star defender, Phil Jagielka, is suspended for the Merseyside derby on Monday after being sent off against Arsenal. However, Gareth Barry‘s return should be a boost for Koeman.
Arouna Kone, Yannick Bolasie, Matthew Pennington and Muhamed Besic are all sidelined as well.
Predicted Everton Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Stekelenburg; Coleman, Mori, Williams, Baines; Gueye, Barry, Barkley; Valencia, Lennon, Lukaku
Liverpool Team News & Preview
Liverpool bounced back from their recent dip in form with a convincing 3-0 win over Middlesbrough last night. The Reds had drawn and lost against West Ham and Bournemouth prior to that.
Jurgen Klopp will be looking to put together another winning run, and the Merseyside derby could provide him with the perfect platform.
The Reds are very much in the title race this season and cannot afford to fall further behind. Chelsea are already six points ahead, and, therefore, Monday’s game is a must win for the away side. They have done well against Everton in the last few seasons and will look to continue that trend.
Grujic, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings are the only major injury worries for Klopp. Emre Can and Joel Matip missed the game against Middlesbrough, but they are expected to recover in time for Monday’s clash.
Predicted Liverpool Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Wijnaldum, Lallana, Henderson; Mane, Origi, Firmino
Everton vs Liverpool Key Stats
Everton are undefeated in their last 11 home matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Everton in all competitions.
Everton vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool have an excellent record against the Toffees and should be able to extend that run here. Bet on the Reds to win at 1/1.
Everton have an outstanding home record and are 17/20 to win or draw on Monday.
Liverpool have been scoring freely this season. Over 2.5 goals (4/6) seem likely here.
Divock Origi has scored 5 goals in his last 5 appearances. Bet on him to score anytime at 13/10.
Everton vs Liverpool Prediction
This should be a fantastic contest between two very capable sides. Liverpool are undoubtedly the better side, but Everton have been imperious at home this season.
The Reds have been struggling at the back all season, and the likes of Lukaku and Barkley are likely to cause them problems. It should be an even game with both teams likely to cancel each other out. A draw seems quite possible.
Everton 2-2 Liverpool