Liverpool host Everton at Anfield on Wednesday night in the Merseyside derby, with the home side still attempting to sneak a European spot this season.
Liverpool v Everton
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Liverpool have been on a decent run of form of late and boss Jurgen Klopp’s influence seems to have finally had an effect on the Reds players. The Merseysiders are now unbeaten in five games in all competitions and have won their last three consecutive matches.
Klopp’s team have won five out of their last six games at Anfield in all competitions and are unbeaten in their last home games. The Reds are 8/11 with Bet365 to win this clash.
The Reds have looked impressive in front of goal of late and striker Daniel Sturridge has scored three times in his last four top-flight appearances for the Reds. The England international is odds of 9/2 with Paddy Power to open the scoring in this clash.
Everton heads into this clash on a winless run of five game winless run in all competitions and have drawn their last three games. Their last win came against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final. Boss Roberto Martinez has come under fire from the fans of late.
The Toffees are sort of just drifting towards the end of the Premier League campaign with the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday against Manchester United now the clubs main focus. The Toffees have an awful record at Anfield, having won just twice in the Premier League.
Everton are odds of 9/2 with Betfair to pull-off what on form would be a highly unlikely victory against their neighbours.
This fixture has a history of a lot of draws and you back the draw at odds of 16/5 at Sportingbet.
Anything can and does happen in derby, but for me that FA Cup semi-final will be too much of a distraction for the visitors and the home side should claim a comfortable win, of course available at odds of 8/11 with Bet365.