Betting. Everton vs Liverpool [19.12.16] : to break the Merseyside derby tradition

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Betting. Everton vs Liverpool [19.12.16] : to break the Merseyside derby tradition

Premier League

Matchday 17

19.12.2016

Bet: Total Match Goals Over 2.5

Before regular Merseyside derby Liverpool is considered to be a clear overdog with odds of 1.95. The Reds are in leading position occupying second place in standings. As sports betting experts expected Jürgen Klopp’s side is now fighting for the Premiere League title. But the gap between Liverpool and Chelsea makes up as much as nine points. Moreover bets say that all main rivals are near, for example, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Manchester United.

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At the same time Everton is currently in the middle of the standings and was named by bookmakers as an obvious underdog in Merseyside derby with odds of 4.20. Even a Draw (3.50) is said by bets no to be realistic one. It needs to be admitted that The Toffees are in crisis since late September. They managed to win only two matches in last 11 matchdays. Moreover Ronald Koeman’s side have interrupted its 5-games series without a single on Tuesday by beating Arsenal 2-1. And it’s very important for betting.

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Sports betting people note that Jürgen Klopp always choose attacking style. Liverpool tries to compensate problems in defence with onrush. That’s why The Reds put minimum two goals into the net in last matches hereat conceding very often. So you should pay attention for “Both Teams To Score: Yes” (1.65) or Total Match Goals Over 2.5 (1.70). At the same time it may be a risky bets because several last Merseyside derbies ended with Total Match Goals Under 2.5 (2.05). Moreover Philippe Coutinho, the leader of Reds’ attack, is injured.

It also needs to be said that recently Liverpool experienced mini-crisis taking only one point in two Premier League matches. But that wasn’t due to Coutinho’s injury but two weakness of defence. So some gamblers may consider such bets as “Double Chance: Everton Or Draw” with rather low odds of 1.80. Obviously The Toffees will be very motivated in Merseyside derby, not to get points but for point of honour. And for those ones who love risky betting we can propose “Both Score No Draw: Yes” (2.45).