The weekend promises to be full of action after a long corona virus break after the top-flight tournaments. What is more entertaining after the break that the Merseyside Derby scheduled for this coming Sunday? The match schedules with kickoff at 21:00 GMT.
Liverpool undefeated reign in the Premier League ended with the humbling 3-0 defeat to Watford. However, the Reds recovered they’re winning ways with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth. A win during the weekend with the Merseyside Derby will see the side move closer to clinching the Premier League title. It will be thirty years waiting for the Reds to regain the glory days.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti is a veteran with the Merseyside Derby in his early Liverpool days. The first return to Anfield ended in a defeat. He will be looking for redemption this weekend with an uphill task for the side.
Everton was improving under Coach Ancelotti with a dramatic draw to Man United, but a loss to Arsenal and Chelsea was an acid test for the side. The Toffees are currently 12th on the table with 37 points. The side seems off fighting for Europa league football. The venue for the match is yet to be confirmed by officials.
Everton vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both teams have 33 games against each other, with Everton taking home only three wins against the 17 wins by the Reds. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 5-2 Everton
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-0 Everton
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-1 Everton
Liverpool 3-1 Everton
Everton 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 4-0 Everton
Everton Team News
After what many thought could be a career-ending injury, midfielder Andre Gomez made a thrilling comeback. Gomez featured in two matches before the corona virus break. Winger Theo Walcott will be a boost for the Toffees after recovering from a knee injury. Talisman Calvert-Lewin has been a significant force to reckon with for the side.
Liverpool Team News
The incredible forward is back in action following injuries suffered by Firmino. The Egyptian King Salah and Senegalese Sadio Mane will be looking to seal off the victory for the Toffees. Midfielder Fabinho who suffered from a bout of injuries, is back for selection after attaining full fitness. New signing Minamino who is yet to seal a goal for the Reds, will be up for selection.
Prediction and Odds
The Merseyside Derby is full of action and thrills, and we expect nothing less this weekend. The Reds are in a better position to pull off a comfortable win over their rivals.
Goals Over 2.5
First Team to Score: Liverpool
Most Goals Second Half