Saturday's 12.45pm kickoff sees Liverpool and Everton go to war again in the Merseyside Derby and we have some free football betting tips.
The odds for this one are about what you would historically expect for a Merseyside derby being held at Anfield. Liverpool are favourites at 4/5 with Ladbrokes. The draw is available at 14/5 with Coral whilst the Everton win is available for 16/5 with bet365.
The big deciding factor in this game though is going to be preparation time. Last season Brendan Rodgers excelled when Liverpool was playing one game a week and he was able to prepare tactically for a full seven days. As we saw last week though when Liverpool played in the Champions League midweek they were not properly prepared for West Ham and they got comfortably beaten.
You could however, say the same thing about Everton. After beating Wolfsburg in the Europa League they were beaten by Palace at the weekend. Both teams also played midweek this week as well all be it in the Carling Cup.
Both teams rested players but Liverpool's side was by far the stronger. The likes of Lallana, Sterling and Mingolet started and ended up playing right the way through to penalties and Balotelli was brought on after 74 minutes. Everton meanwhile rotated pretty much the entire side save Howard.
The end result then is that Everton should be fresher and fitter then a Liverpool side that have struggled so far. Furthermore, Everton's attacking full back duo of Baines and Coleman should be able to get after the Liverpool backline that has looked abysmal. Given the odds of 16/5 Everton to win is too good to ignore.
Outside of the match results there are a couple of bets I really like here. Neither of these sides can defend to save their lives. Liverpool conceded three against West Ham at the weekend. Whilst Everton have conceded 13 goals. That's the most in the Premier League. Over 4.5 total goals available at 13/4 with Ladbrokes.
The other bet I like is both teams to score in the first half. Liverpool will come out all guns blazing in the first quarter of the match and look to blow Liverpool away. They will get at least one in the first. Whilst Everton under Martinez are not going to look to sit back and soak up pressure. They can't do it. Martinez and Everton will look to silence the Kop the only way they know how, by scoring early and then looking to hit Liverpool on the break. Both teams to score in the first hald is available at 3/1 with William Hill.
Liverpool v Everton Top Tips
Everton to win – Bet Here at 16/5 with Bet365
Over 4.5 goals – Bet Here at 13/4 with Ladbrokes
Both teams to score in the first half. – Bet Here at 3/1 with William Hill
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