Both Everton and Liverpool carded thrilling 3-2 victories last time out but a similarly goal-laden contest seems unlikely as the two sides lock horns at Goodison Park. The Merseyside derby showdown appears to be confusing the bookies, BetVictor making the visitors their 15/8 underdogs and Paddy Power classing the Toffees as outsiders at 17/10 but five of the last six meetings between the pair have finished all square and this one is a tempting 12/5 at William Hill to follow suit.
It’s often a fixture high on energy and effort but low on quality so a case can be made for a goalless encounter (9/1, Stan James) and bet365 price the clash at 9/2 to be level when each half is brought to a close.
There are a couple of strikers on show though, that could ensure a score draw (10/3, bet365). Blues forward Romelu Lukaku struck twice to secure maximum points for his side at West Brom and will be a popular choice at 11/2 with Skybet to net first while at the other end fit-again front man Daniel Sturridge is 5/1 at BetVictor to follow his brace against Aston Villa with the opener in this one.
Everton and Liverpool to be draw/draw in HT/FT betting – 9/2 (bet365)