Liverpool v Everton FA Cup betting ideas and predictions
Liverpool can get their second Merseyside derby win of the season as Everton return to Anfield with new manager Carlo Ancelotti within the FA Cup
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Reds house record on the line
Liverpool started the new yr as they finished 2019 with a routine 2-0 residence win in opposition to Sheffield United which secured their unbeaten calendar yr within the league.
Liverpool now turn their consideration to the FA Cup and the go to of a much-improved Everton side who will certainly give the Reds a battle at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp also has considerations over his depleted squad after Naby Keita suffered a groin harm within the warm-up on Thursday evening, leading the German to declare he has solely thirteen senior players to choose from.
Changes are anticipated to the Reds however even with a second-string aspect, we might again them for the win at 17/20.
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A repeat of 2018 tie
Liverpool hosted Everton within the FA Cup third round two years in the past when things were a lot different for either side.
Virgil van Dijk made a dream debut by scoring an 84th-minute winner after Gylfi Sigurdsson cancelled out James Milner’s first-half opener.
Everton are actually on their third supervisor since then whereas Liverpool have become the European and world champions, displaying simply how far the hole has become between the two.
Despite the clear gulf in school, we will see the identical end result (2-1 to Liverpool) coming in at 8/1.
Ancelotti’s greatest test
Everton have looked like a much-improved aspect since Carlo Ancelotti took over at Goodison Park.
The Italian has made a gradual start to life on Merseyside winning his two opening games before falling to a narrow 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on New Year’s Day.
Despite the loss, there have been promising signs within the opening minutes, with Everton maintaining possession and creating possibilities which exhibits the strides the Toffees have made in Ancelotti’s brief spell.
The last time the Merseyside rivals met was the 5-2 league defeat that proved to be the ultimate nail in Marco Silva’s coffin but the squad has been revitalised since, profitable three, drawing two and losing one in the league.
There was also the heartbreaking Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester where the Toffees confirmed struggle to equalise in the 91st minute through Leighton Baines solely to exit on penalties.
Liverpool are just too good at home and can qualify but we will see each groups getting on the scoresheet with a home win at 2/1.
Origi to punish Toffees again
Divock Origi has been restricted to first-team opportunities for Liverpool but continues to be seen as an important piece of Klopp’s Liverpool puzzle.
The Belgian has turn into a fan-favourite after producing a variety of the most memorable match-winning moments for Liverpool over the past year, together with his brace towards Barcelona and his strike within the Champions League last.
Origi also loves scoring against Everton. In the Premier League Origi has scored more against the Toffees (5) than Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah mixed.
With a uncommon beginning place probably, Origi to attain anytime at 11/10 is tempting, as is including a Liverpool win for 2/1.