In the English Premier League, Liverpool and Everton will play each other in the Merseyside derby. This match will be played at Goodison Park which means that Everton will have the honour of being the home team.
Liverpool enter this match having beaten Watford 5-0 midweek at home. It was a dominant performance by the Reds as they controlled 62% of the ball and completed 627 passes at a pass accuracy rate of over 80%. Sadio Mane was especially impressive for Liverpool as the winger scored 2 early goals to give the team a big lead. Liverpool are still top of the ladder but with Manchester City only 1 point behind them, the pressure will be high on the Reds to perform in front of a passionate group of Everton fans.
Everton, on the other hand, will look to spoil Liverpool’s party by winning the Merseyside derby. The Toffees enter this match having beaten Cardiff City during the week. It was a very impressive performance by Everton as they won 3-0 away from home. The team controlled the majority of the ball and had 12 shots to ensure they were the better side. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was the star performer for Everton as he scored 2 goals. The fans will be pouring into Goodison Park for this match as this is one of the biggest dates on the calendar for the Everton team.
Everton and Liverpool met earlier in the season at Anfield where Liverpool won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Origi in injury time.
As far as this game is concerned, I am going to pick Liverpool to win. While Everton will be very determined to win at home, Liverpool simply look to have a team that will be too much for the Toffees. Liverpool will be feeling confident after their big win midweek and I see them continuing their winning ways in this match.