Liverpool v Everton Betting Tips: Bet On Reds Defence


Can you back Liverpool at odds of 4/11 with any confidence against Everton on Sunday? On the one hand, this is the best Reds team since the Premier League started and possibly of all-time, on the other, they haven’t won anything just yet.

Paddy Power actually go as short as 1/3 about Jurgen Klopp’s side winning the Merseyside derby and you can understand why the bookies are chalking up short quotes, considering that Liverpool are the popular choice for punters who bet blindly.

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The Reds are 5-1-0 at Anfield this season, with the blot on the copybook coming against Manchester City, where the side largely ran into brick walls and survived a late penalty miss to earn a point from that clash.

BetVictor have 21/5 about this encounter ending all square and it should be noted that Liverpool don’t always blow teams out of the water. There have been 1-0 and 2-0 home wins against Brighton and Fulham respectively along with a 1-0 triumph at Huddersfield.

They are also playing a derby match against an Everton side finally realising some potential under Marco Silva and we’re essentially talking about a team who will finish sixth or seventh this season under the Portuguese.

Everton's Win Odds

Since losing 2-0 at Arsenal in a match where the Toffees dominated early proceedings, it has been one defeat in seven top flight games and there was some bad fortune about that 2-1 reverse at Old Trafford which saw Manchester United awarded a penalty that shouldn’t have been given.

Bet365 have 8/1 about a win for the visitors at Anfield and this was a fixture where the team earned a 1-1 draw last season thanks to a late Wayne Rooney penalty, while the defence has been looking watertight in recent matches.

Marco Silva has the blueprint of a recent goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, with Yerry Mina now partnering Michael Keane in the heart of defence, while Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne are among the best full-back pairings in the division.

Under 2.5 Goals

Jurgen Klopp is probably wishing he could swap Fabinho for Andre Gomes, with the latter impressing in every game for Everton and we’re expecting a low-scoring encounter. It’s a surprise William Hill go 6/4 about Under 2.5 Goals considering that both sides are arguably stronger from a defensive point-of-view than an attacking one.

Liverpool will not be the gung-ho team who scored bucketloads of goals under Klopp when he first arrived at the club, with a one-goal lead now capable of being defended until the final whistle, and the German will preach caution against an Everton side who will look to use the pace of Theo Walcott and Richarlison on the counter-attack.

Salah First Goalscorer

Richarlison is an 11/1 chance with Betfair to score the opening goal of the game, with a goal for the visitors certainly making things interesting, although the Brazilian won’t be the most popular First Goalscorer option.

Mohamed Salah is usually the man with the keys to open up the opposition defence and the Egyptian is quoted at 31/10 with BetVictor to score first in this encounter.

We think there’s an alternative way for punters to get with Liverpool and that’s in the form of the 29/20 with BetVictor that the Reds win to nil. Once they have their noses in front, it could be a shutdown job for the home side who will look to play possession football and frustrate their opponents.