(Canceled) Everton vs Liverpool: Will Everton break the curse?
The second Merseyside derby of the Premier League 2019/20 season will take place this weekend, as Everton welcomes Liverpool at the Goodison Park for the 30th round of the season on Monday, 16th of March 2020 at 20:00 pm.
The Merseyside derby hasn’t been such an intense battle over the past few years, as the differences between these two sides are pretty huge nowadays. Everton has been struggling for consistency over the past few seasons in the Premiers League and this seems to be the case for the current season also. The Toffees find themselves only 12th in the league table, ten points clear of the relegation zone and eight points behind the top five teams.
In terms of the recent form, Everton is currently on a three-game winless streak in the Premier League, having lost twice in the process. It has to be said that Carlo Ancelotti’s men managed somehow to find some form between the middle of January to the beginning of February in which tye did well to collect eleven points in five matches. However, their recent schedule has been terrible as they had to face Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea and were unable to collect more than one point at the end of the day. The only good news for Everton ahead of this clash is their recent home form. The Toffees are undefeated in seven Premier League home games at the moment while winning four.
On the contrary, Liverpool has been dominating the Premier League in emphatic fashion this season, although they showed some signs of weakness of late. Three defeats in five competitive outings are not the end of the world for Jurgen Klopp, but it shows that they aren’t invincible. Liverpool could have won the title with a victory here at Goodison Park, but Manchester City’s home clash with Arsenal has been postponed due to safety reasons after new Coronavirus was revealed in the UK.
However, Liverpool has a crucial game before heading to Goodison Park this weekend, as they will host Atletico Madrid at Anfield for their second-leg match of the Champions League round of 16. We all know that Atletico managed a narrow 1-0 win in Spain in the reverse fixture, so Liverpool had to overturn a one-goal deficit in order to qualify further in the competition.
Liverpool should feel confident ahead of this short trip to Goodison Park as they are the best away team in the division by far, having suffered just one defeat in 14 trips while winning twelve. In addition, the Reds are undefeated in eight visits to Goodison Park since a 2-0 loss back in October 2010.
Everton vs Liverpool match stats
Liverpool has won 19 of their last 20 league games.
Liverpool hasn’t lost a single game against Everton over the past ten years.
Everton is unbeaten in seven Premier League home games.
Liverpool has suffered defeats in each of their last three competitive trips, without scoring a single goal in the process.
There have been under 2.5 goals in four of the last five meetings between Liverpool vs Everton.
Everton vs Liverpool betting predictions and tips
This game seems to be more important for Everton than for Liverpool, especially that the Reds will have a difficult game in midweek in the Champions League. The most recent meetings between Everton v Liverpool have been very tight affairs, especially the ones at the Goodison Park. This game could go either way, so our betting tips and predictions for Liverpool vs Everton are: