|No on both teams to score||1/1||Paddy Power|
|Liverpool to win to nil||11/8||Bet365|
|Liverpool to win 1-0||15/2||Bet365|
It’s the headline act on a Sunday triple bill of Premier League derby matches as Liverpool and Everton renew rivalries at Anfield from 4.15pm, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland.
The main course follows Chelsea v Fulham and Arsenal v Tottenham. A real treat for armchair fans and bookmakers have laid out a feast for punters wishing to get stuck in.
This will be the 230th competitive meeting of these bitter Merseyside rivals in all competitions with the head-to-head currently standing at Liverpool 90-66 Everton, with no less than 73 draws.
That’s a dominant display by The Reds and bookmakers expect them to continue to rule over their neighbours on Sunday.
This will be the second important match of the week for Liverpool following Wednesday’s trip to the Parc des Princes to face PSG on Champions League duty.
The hosts remain one of only two sides still unbeaten in the top-flight of English football following Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley last weekend. The other club with a zero in their losses tally is, of course, league leaders Manchester City.
It took Liverpool 67 minutes to make the breakthrough at Watford last time out in the Premier League – Salah netting his sixth goal in three games against Watford – which paved the way for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino to finish the job.
That was achieved despite the ordering off of Henderson on 82 minutes.
Despite suffering another slow start to the season Everton have recovered and look to be finally living up to their potential – as well as the hefty wage budget – under progressive manager Marco Silva.
They bus to Anfield with stats of six wins and four draws against three defeats and the 22 points on the board has them sitting in sixth place going into round 14.
The Toffees have impressed of late but have achieved nothing yet, as a glance over their shoulder will confirm with Leicester in 10th just four points behind.
Unbeaten in three, the visitors started that purple patch with a 3-1 win over Brighton at Goodison Park at the beginning of last month, before battling to a draw away to Chelsea next time out, holding firm at Stamford Bridge despite The Blues finishing with 69% of the match possession and forcing 15 shots at goal.
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford further boosted his stock with a man of the match performance. Everton were last seen dealing out a 1-0 defeat to struggling Cardiff, Sigurdsson the difference.
Bookmakers have Liverpool as favourites for the win on Sunday and that will come as no surprise to followers of the division but the 4/11 at Coral suggests it’s a foregone conclusion and that seems a tad harsh on a very capable Toffees side who will set-up to make life difficult from the start.
There’s real confidence in the away dressing room and there’s sure to be interest in the chunky 8/1 trading at Bet365.
Followers of the stats will be interested to know that two of the last three Merseyside derbies have finished all-square, 1-1 at this venue last December and 0-0 in the reverse leg at Goodison back in April.
Another level finish appeals at 15/4 (Bet365). Worth a pop as a single to keep things interesting? We certainly wouldn’t put anyone off.
It won’t sit too well with neutrals but at least one team has failed to score in three of Liverpool’s last five league starts and that is also true of Everton during the same period.
In the last six renewals of this fixture we’ve seen one side draw a blank which pushes us towards a punt on ‘no’ from the both teams to score market at even money (1/1) with Paddy Power.
Liverpool win to nil will net you 11/8 (Bet365).