MERSEYSIDE DERBY O’CLOCK! STRUGGLING EVERTON BRACE FOR ACID LIVERPOOL TEST
The midweek English Premier League fixtures are highlighted by the Merseyside derby as Everton host Liverpool on Wednesday.
Rafael Benitez side come into the game on the back of a poor run of form, most recently going down 1-0 to Brentford over the weekend.
The defeat saw them drop to 14th on the league table with 15 points, after only managing four wins this season.
Meanwhile, their eternal rivals Liverpool are coming off identical 4-0 league victories over Arsenal and Southampton.
They are currently in third place with 28 points, just two off the league leaders Chelsea who will be away at Watford.
What time does Everton vs Liverpool start?
The game kicks off at 20:15 pm UTC time at Goodison Park.
Everton vs Liverpool team news
Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains ruled out through injury but the return of Brazilian Richarlison from suspension is a huge boost for the hosts.
Demarai Gray could return to the starting XI after only featuring from the bench against Brentford.
With their attacking options lacking, Andros Townsend could also retain his spot in the starting fold.
Liverpool have found their footing after their first defeat of the season and they are likely to remain unchanged for this fixture.
Roberto Firmino is still injured but Diogo Jota’s superb form remains unmatched.
Everton vs Liverpool head to head
The hosts have only managed 6 wins out of the 49 matches played between these two, including a 2-0 away victory last time they met.
Liverpool are superior, winning 24 times and the remaining 19 resulting in a draw.
Everton vs Liverpool current form
The Toffees have lost five of their last six league matches while Liverpool have won 4 and lost just once in their last five matches.
Everton vs Liverpool prediction
It is unlikely that Everton could come out on top despite the home advantage but the game will have goals from both teams and Liverpool are the favourites to pick all three points.
Our bet:JB-Away Win, Over2.5 Goals 7.5 Total Corner@2.07
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