class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League campaign, Al Hain-Cole is backing Ancelotti's men to get a result against the vulnerable Reds
Everton will head into Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in confident spirits of getting one over on rivals Liverpool.
The Toffees have made an exciting start to their Premier League campaign, sitting top of the table as the only team with four wins from four.
Everton vs Liverpool Latest Odds
However, having failed to win any of their last 22 derby matches, they remain 11/4 (3.75) outsiders with bet365 to earn local bragging rights with a first victory since 2010.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are reeling after suffering a shocking 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa before the international break but are 4/5 (1.80) favourites to bounce back with a big win here.
Seven of the last eight encounters between this pair at this ground have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 16/5 (4.20) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Everton vs Liverpool Team News
Jonjoe Kenny, Jarrad Branthwaite, Mason Holgate, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun are all ruled out through injury, however Yerry Mina and Seamus Coleman passed late fitness tests.
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Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane are both available after finishing their Covid-19 isolation, and although Alisson, Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are ruled out, Joel Matip also returns.
Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Allan, Doucoure, Gomes; Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Liverpool XI: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson; Mane, Salah, Firmino
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For the first time in recent memory, the Reds will go into this clash as the more nervous of the two teams.
Their solid start to the defence of their title was completely upended by that ignominious Villa thrashing, with Alisson’s absence looking particularly significant in what was a disastrous team performance.
In contrast, Carlo Ancelotti’s team is looking stronger than ever after some smart summer transfer business including the signing of James Rodriguez, which has already paid dividends with the club’s best ever Premier League start.
Everton vs Liverpool Tips and Predictions
Considering they have lost just once in eight derby matches on home turf as it is, odds of 10/11 (1.91) are surely not to be missed on high-flying Everton at least avoiding defeat against a fragile Liverpool team.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.