Round 25 of the English Premier League will feature one of the tensest clashes in the English top-flight – the Merseyside Derby. Contested for over a hundred years, not only it brings great sights to the football fans, but also provides punters with numerous betting opportunities. Without furder ado let’s dive into our top free betting tips.
Liverpool vs Everton predictions
In the following chart, we’ve compiled our experts’ most worthy picks for this match.
- Prediction 1: Draw or Everton. Odds 13/8.
- Prediction 2: Both Teams To Score. Odds 7/10.
- Prediction 3: Over 3.5 Cards 0 corners in the game. Odds 5/6.
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Before we elaborate on our betting tips, we will briefly discuss both team’s recent form, and how they match up to each other.
The defending champions have had a slight decline in performance in the 2020/2021 season. Although they postured in the top 3 for the majority of this campaign and even had the first place in 5 of the 25 rounds played so far, Liverpool’s last 5 matches have resulted in 3 Premier League defeats. This lines up with the unfortunate passing of Jürgen Klopp’s mother, which seems to have affected the tactician.
On the pitch, Liverpool has had its struggles, especially up against the Manchester clubs. They’ve also suffered unexplainable defeats to Brighton, Burnley, and Southampton, and failed to win against sides such as West Brom, Newcastle, and Fulham. This was all in two months, so we can’t say that Liverpool is the sharpest it’s been, which may cause them problems in the context of the game we are discussing.
The Reds’ neighbors Everton had their brief moment of glory when they topped the charts in the opening of the season. Carlo Ancelotti’s squad is at its peak under the Italian manager and has managed to bounce back after a terrible 2019/2020 campaign, which saw them spend the majority of it in the bottom half of the table.
Their decent run has continued in 2021 as well, even though the Toffees’ have also shown that they are vulnerable. In Everton’s past games, we saw the club draw with Manchester United and Leicester City, but also lose 2-0 to Fulham and Newcastle United. If the trend to perform well versus higher-ranked opponents continues, Liverpool may also have trouble getting through Everton.
Liverpool vs Everton top picks and predictions
Double Chance: X2 @ 13/8
In our opinion, Liverpool’s chances of winning, estimated at around 2/5 are way too overvalued by the bookies. Keeping in mind the Reds’ current struggles, we believe that the value which picking an X2 Double Chance brings is definitely worth it. Earlier this season, the two sides drew 2-2 against each other. Given the significant importance of a Merseyside Derby win for Everton, we believe that they will truly put Liverpool to the test.
Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 7/10
Here we go against the statistics, in order to capitalize on the club’s performance evaluation. Both sides have shown that they are vulnerable at the moment, which will most likely result in a lot of chances at goal. If the players manage to capitalize on their opportunities, we may capitalize on this bet.
Total Cards Over: 3.5 @ 5/6
The Merseyside Derby is quite an intense one, and it’s always a smart decision to bet on cards here. Four cards being given out isn’t that much at all, but if you are keen on a more conservative approach, you can pick the Over 2.5 Cards bet.