Liverpool vs Everton Odds, Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks: Mo & Mates Hard To Oppose?

Mo SalahLike all local derbies, there is a theory that the game between Liverpool and Everton is one where we can disregard the form book (7.30am ET; 12.30pm BST Saturday). Local pride and the desire to overcome the old enemy can drive the underdog on to claim the three points.

Sadly for Everton fans, that possible trend isn’t backed up by statistics. The Toffees have beaten Liverpool just once in 28 matches, across a dreadful run of Merseyside derbies that goes all the way back to 2010.

Can Sean Dyche’s team upset the odds or will the Reds pile more misery onto their struggling neighbors? This LFC vs EFC preview, with its predictions and betting picks, tries to answer that.

Liverpool go into this Premier League game as hot favorites with most American bookmakers offering odds of 1/3 on the home win. The draw is next at best industry odds of 5/1, while victory for Everton is out at 15/2.

Teams are returning from their international break, and the Premier League table shows Liverpool in fourth place, with 17 points from their opening eight games. The Reds have lost just once, in that controversial 2-1 defeat at Spurs.

Everton are languishing in 16th place with seven points, just three points above the relegation zone. If you can’t see beyond a home win here, there are plenty of other options to consider.

Liverpool players dominate the top of the first goalscorer market with Mohamed Salah starting as the favorite at best odds of 4/1. Salah has six goals in ten games across all competitions so far this season. Darwin Nunez is next at 9/2, while Diogo Jota is just behind at 5/1. Everton’s first option is Dominic Calvert-Lewin who is out at a top price of 12/1.

Behind the strikers, Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister could offer some value at his best of 18/1. He was a more regular scorer for Brighton, and has yet to get off the mark for his new club, but some would argue that he is overdue. For Everton, Arnaud Danjuma is a winger who scores useful goals and he may be an option at 14/1.

In other side bets, Both Teams to Score is quoted for Saturday’s EPL game at best industry odds of 4/6. If your preference is for the ‘no’ option on BTTS, this can be claimed at a top price of 13/10.

Total Combined Goals is up next, and a stake Over the 2.5 line will currently be paid at 2/5 in many places. If you are confident in pushing this up one stage higher, Over 3.5 Goals is on offer this time at +110. Anyone expecting a dull 90 minutes at Anfield could opt for Under 2.5 goals which can be backed at a best of 2/1.

We’ll leave this section after some Correct Score suggestions. The feeling among the stateside sportsbooks is that Liverpool will win this comfortably and, if you agree, a 3-1 home win is one option to consider at best odds of 10/1. A 2-1 victory for Everton is quoted at a top price of 25/1, while the 2-2 draw is available at a best of 18/1.

Our Preview’s LFC vs EFC Merseyside Derby Predictions & Picks Verdict

Let’s deal with the result first: Like the bookmakers, this preview is struggling to see past a Liverpool win in this match. In modern day football, the theory that form guides can be overlooked for local derbies may be a thing of the past. Jurgen Klopp’s men are in fine form, and their only defeat of the campaign came in controversial circumstances when they were down to nine men.

In contrast, there is not much to be said in support of a positive result for Everton. They are away from home and have picked up just seven points from eight games. Defeat at home to struggling Luton Town was a low point, but the Toffees have, at least, won two of their last three league matches.

Liverpool should win comfortably but, if you are not tempted by those 1/3 odds on the home win, there are other options. With Everton rallying last time out in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth, we do expect them to get on the scoresheet. You could take odds of 4/6 on Both Teams to Score, but we’ll take the higher, +110 figure, on Over 3.5 goals.

This should also be a game where Mohamed Salah takes advantage of a struggling opposition defense. He is the favorite to open the scoring, but 7/2 is a relatively generous price for Liverpool’s main striker in a fixture such as this.