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take on visitors Liverpool
at Goodison Park in the Premier League clash on Sunday. Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Everton v Liverpool - as well as the best betting odds.
Everton will be looking for an improved result here after a 4-0 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Chelsea. In that game, Everton had 40% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Chelsea got 17 attempts on goal with 11 on target. Mason Mount (14'), Pedro (21'), Willian (51') and Olivier Giroud (54') scored for Chelsea.
The Toffees have been conceding pretty frequently lately, but they’ve also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that The Toffees have conceded in 6 of them while also getting on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Their prior results show that Everton:
- haven't beaten Liverpool in their previous 18 matches in the league. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
After a losing effort in their last game against Atlético Madrid in Champions League competition, Liverpool will be hoping to turn things around here. In that match, Liverpool managed 71% possession and 34 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. For Liverpool, the goalscorers were Georginio Wijnaldum (43') and Roberto Firmino (94'). For their opponents, Atlético de Madrid had 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Marcos Llorente (97', 105') and Álvaro Morata (121') scored for Atlético Madrid.
Looking at their form, and Liverpool have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in total. In defence, The Reds just haven’t been too solid at all. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Liverpool:
- haven't won against Everton when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated by Everton in games played away from home for the previous 8 league matches. An amazing record against them.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings going back to 05/01/2018 tells us that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Everton. They have not managed to get themselves any wins at all whereas Liverpool have been dominant against them, beating them in 67% of those ties.
12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 3 from The Toffees and 9 created by The Reds. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
Team News: Everton
Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles tendon rupture) and Cenk Tosun (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) are unavailable for Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.
We think that The Toffees may well kick off with a 4-4-2 formation for this game, utilising Jordan Pickford, Lucas Digne, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Djibril Sidibe, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Thomas Davies, Andre Gomes, Alex Iwobi, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.
Team News: Liverpool
From a largely full-strength squad, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp to be concerned about. Ben Woodburn (Fractured Foot) won’t be in action.
We believe The Reds appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup using Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
We’re envisaging that Everton may well find it hard to hit the back of the net against this Liverpool side who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Liverpool at the end of the match. A close call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goodison Park (39,221)
Captain: Séamus Coleman
Chairman: Bill Kenwright
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: Premier League position 12
🔑 Star Player: Richarlison
Mostly played in the Striker position, Richarlison was born in Nova Venécia, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Fluminense in the 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 10 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 season so far in 27 appearances.