Liverpool continues its battle for the top spot in the English Premier League table on Wednesday when it visits local rival Everton for a Merseyside derby at Goodison Park. The Reds (8-4-1) have been a force this season and appear close to the form that won them the 2019-20 league title. They have won their past two matches 4-0 and have a perfect record in the Champions League. Meanwhile, the Toffees (4-3-6) have struggled without top striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and have taken just two points from their last seven EPL matches. Liverpool cruised past Southampton in its last league match, while Everton lost 1-0 at Brentford.
Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Liverpool as the -255 favorite (risk $255 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Everton vs. Liverpool odds, with Everton the +700 underdog. A draw is priced at +380 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Liverpool vs. Everton picks or English Premier League predictions, be sure to check out what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Liverpool vs. Everton matchup from every angle and just locked in his coveted picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of Green’s Premier League picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Everton vs. Liverpool:
- Liverpool vs. Everton: Liverpool -1.5 (+110)
- Liverpool vs. Everton over-under: 2.5 goals
- Liverpool vs. Everton money line: Liverpool -255, Everton +700, Draw +380
- LVP: GK Alisson has a 71.8 save percentage and seven clean sheets
- EVE: GK Jordan Pickford has saved 63.8 percent, with three shutouts
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Why you should back Liverpool
The Reds have dominated this derby recently, going 11-11-1 in the past 23 meetings. The most recent matchup was the Toffees’ only win in that stretch, but the Reds were severely depleted by injuries. They are back at full strength, which means Virgil Van Djik leading the back line and Mohamed Salah making plays up top. Salah leads the EPL in goals (11) and assists (eight), and Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota have both scored seven times. Both scored in a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park last season, and Jota tallied twice in the rout of Southampton on Saturday.
Liverpool will be motivated to keep pace at the top of the table. It is two points behind leader Chelsea, which faces Watford on Wednesday. The Reds lead the league in goals (39), shots (253) and shots on target (84) while conceding 11 goals, third-fewest in the league. They also are second in the EPL in possession at 62.2 percent, while the Toffees hold the ball just 41.4 percent of the time, fourth-lowest in the league. Van Djik makes the Liverpool defense one of the toughest in the league, using his size and tremendous instincts to shut opponents down.
Why you should back Everton
The Toffees are not the same team without Calvert-Lewin, but they have not lost in the past three meetings with the Reds and have 11 draws in the last 23. They also have the confidence from the win in the most recent matchup, and they have young talent in attack. Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend have both scored three times and set up two goals, and 24-year-old Richarlison should be available to lead the front line. The 24-year-old has scored in three of the last five meetings with Liverpool and has two goals and an assist in eight matches this season.
The Toffees held 61 percent possession and outshot Brentford 14-6 in Saturday’s loss, with the only goal coming on a penalty. Three of the Toffees’ four victories have come at Goodison Park, and they are plus-2 in goal differential (10-8) on their home ground. Manager Rafa Benitez is in danger of being fired if he can’t turn things around, so the Everton players should feel a sense of urgency to pull off the upset. They also know they are edging close to the relegation zone and will have a boisterous home crowd behind them in this fierce rivalry. Everton leads the EPL in tackles (221) and will make it a point to harass the Liverpool attackers and not give up shots.
How to make EPL and Liverpool vs. Everton picks
Green has analyzed the Liverpool vs. Everton match from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets, including a strong play on one side, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his Premier League picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Everton vs. Liverpool in Wednesday’s English Premier League matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Liverpool vs. Everton match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.