Week 5 of the 2020 English Premier League starts with the Merseyside Derby on Saturday, October 17, and there’s no better way to welcome back the best soccer league in the world after a two-week pause due to the international competitions.
Everton and Liverpool will take on each other for the first time this season, and the Toffees will welcome the Reds at Goodison Park as +100 dogs to stay undefeated. The Premier League betting action continues, so we have prepared all the tips and trends you need to know along with the best betting pick for the Everton versus Liverpool clash.
Everton vs. Liverpool Betting Preview
Three-way: 1: Everton +295; X: +305 Draw; 2: Liverpool -110
Spread +0.5: Everton +100; Liverpool -110
Total 3.0 Goals: Over -110; Under +100
Both Teams to Score: Yes -189; No +137
The Toffees are topping the Premier League table with four wins out of the first four rounds. They scored 12 goals in the process and surrendered five in a return, failing to keep their net intact in the previous three outings.
Just before the international break, the Toffees thrashed off Brighton 4-2 at home. They had a 2-1 lead at halftime, while James Rodriguez netted a brace in the second half to clinch the victory. Rodriguez, who arrived from Real Madrid last summer, has scored three goals and three assists for Everton this season.
Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin leads the way for the Toffees with nine goals in six outings in all competitions. Forward Richarlison added four goals and a couple of dishes, while centre-back Michael Keane netted twice and had one assist.
The Toffees cannot count on striker Cenk Tosun (knee), but all other players are ready to go.
- Everton won all seven games in two different competitions this season
- Everton’s last six games produced three or more goals in total
- Everton’s last five games saw both teams scoring
The Reds embarrassed themselves in Week 4, suffering a 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa as massive -225 favorites to beat the Lions. Liverpool hasn’t conceded seven goals since 1963, and the reigning champs will have to make amends when they take on their arch-rivals this Saturday.
After almost two years of total domination, the Reds’ defense is looking vulnerable. They allowed three goals to Leeds at home in the opener, and after the first four rounds, the reigning champs are sitting at the fifth spot of the Premier League standings with nine points and an 11:11 goal difference.
Winger Mohamed Salah leads the way for the Reds, scoring five goals in five appearances in all competitions. Another winger Sadio Mane bagged three goals in four outings, while striker Roberto Firmino made a couple of assists. The Reds can count on all their players.
- Liverpool lost three of its last six Premier League games on the road along with three wins
- Six of the Reds’ last seven Premier League contests on the road produced three or more goals in total
- Both teams scored in six of Liverpool’s previous eight games
Considering the teams’ form at the start of the new season, Everton has a big chance to finally beat Liverpool. The Toffees haven’t beaten the Reds since October 2010. In their previous 22 encounters with Liverpool, the Toffees have recorded 11 draws and 11 losses.
Interestingly, the previous three matchups between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park ended in a goalless draw, while the Toffees haven’t scored in five of their last six home meetings with the Reds.
I think that will change Saturday, and I’m backing both teams to score at -189 odds. However, if you want some tempting wages, go with Everton to stay unbeaten at +100.
The Toffees will be fired up to beat the Reds after exactly 10 years. Still, Liverpool possesses so many good players, so I think BTTS YES is the best wager here.
The Pick: Both Teams to Score YES at -189
Additional Pick: Double Chance Everton 1X at +100