Liverpool vs Everton 09/27/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Everton vs Liverpool
Saturday 27th September 2014 12:45(GMT)
The Line: Liverpool 1/1 Draw 11/4 Everton 3/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: BT Sport;NBC Sport
As things go this has been a pretty poor forthnight for Liverpool with the team losing twice in the league and sandwiched in between was an unimpressive win in Europe. Add to that a poor display against Middlesbrough in the League Cup and that leaves the Red side of the Mersey in desperate need of a lift facing their arch rivals in a game that could provide a spark for both teams. Mario Balotelli just hasnt hit the ground running for Liverpool and is struggling at the moment to provide any sort of cutting edge up front, where Liverpool have been anemic. The Red are really missing Daniel Sturridge at the moment as the England man is sidelined with injury but Brendan Rodgers has stated that Sturridge may return for the derby , that would be a massive boost to the club.
On the other side of the Mersey things are not much better Everton were beaten by Crystal Palace last weeekend and embarressed midweek by Swansea who hammered them 3-0 in the League Cup. Roberto Martinez put out a strong side in the league cup and brought in his main players but they couldnt stem the flow and Swansea were just the better side. With Lukaku, Naismith upfront Everton will have players capable of causing problems for a Liverpool backline that have been unable to keep a clean sheet this season.
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What should be a really entertaining game between the two halves of Liverpool will be punctuated by whoever's offence can click. At 3/1 I have to say Everton look the value bet to me. I'm going to take the overs though as I just cant see either defence keeping a cleansheet here. So I am taking the overs and will be having a small bet on Everton +1 on the handicap. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo