Liverpool vs Everton betting tips: FA Cup Third Round match preview & predictions

Liverpool vs Everton prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Everton

64 teams from all across England and Wales compete in the FA Cup Third Round.

However, it’s two of English football’s biggest clubs, based just 1.1 miles apart who clash in this Merseyside Derby at Anfield.

Liverpool are seven times FA Cup winners, last lifting this famous old trophy in 2006.

Everton meanwhile are five times winners but their last came way back in 1995 which is in fact their last silverware of any kind.

Who will keep their FA Cup dreams alive at Anfield?

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Liverpool vs Everton: Who will win?

Hosts Liverpool are odds on favourites to win this one at 4/5.

Everton meanwhile are 11/5 to win and end their very long wait for an Anfield victory.

A draw, which would force a replay at Goodison, is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is 4/9.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 8/11.

Liverpool to win and both teams to score is 21/10.

Everton to win and both teams to score is 4/1.

The Reds are 1/2 to qualify; the Toffees are 6/4 to make the fourth round.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 04, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Divock Origi scored a brace in the league Merseyside derby last month. The Belgian is 6/1 to open the scoring here and 2/1 to score in three successive derbies at Anfield.

Takumi Minamino could make his debut for the club. The Japanese international is 9/1 to score first and 14/5 to mark his first appearance with a goal.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been in fantastic goalscoring form for Everton. He is 4/1 to score first and 9/5 to score yet again.

Moise Kean could also start. He is 6/1 to break the deadlock and 15/8 to score anytime.

Both Origi and Sadio Mané to score is 9/2.

Both Origi and Minamino to score is 22/1.

Both Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin to score is 15/2.

Both Gylfi Sigurðsson and Calvert-Lewin to score is 18/1.

Liverpool vs Everton: Match preview

DOHA, QATAR – DECEMBER 18: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC celebrates scoring during FIFA Club World Cup Semi-Final match between Monterrey and Liverpool FC at Education City Stadium on December 18, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s surge to the title continues.

On Thursday night, they brushed aside Sheffield United 2-0 at Anfield.

Mo Salah netting an early goal before the Egyptian turned provider as Sadio Mané made it two just after the hour mark.

To highlight their dominance in that game, Liverpool completed 874 passes.

This is their most in a Premier League game since records began 17 years ago and is the fourth-most in Premier League history.

In the table,  Liverpool have accumulated 58 points from their 20 Premier League games this season.

In English top-flight history, only Manchester City in 2017/18 (also 58) have had as many points at this stage of a campaign.

That means they remain 13 points clear of second-placed Leicester with a game in hand which is at the London Stadium later this month.

No one around Anfield wants to admit it but surely their 30-year wait for a title is about to come to an end.

But what other silverware could they be getting their hands on?

Jürgen Klopp’s men have already lifted the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup, beating Chelsea and Flamengo in the finals respectively.

Next month, they’ll take on Atlético Madrid in the Champions League last 16 as they look to defend their European crown.

So where does the FA Cup fit into all of this.

In truth, since Klopp has taken over, it hasn’t.

This’ll be his fifth FA Cup campaign; the first three saw them fall in the fourth round and last year they exited at this stage, losing to Wolves.

So, history suggests this is very low down their priority list.

However, the draw might complicate things slightly as no one at the club will want to lose a derby game.

Even if they do make changes, will Liverpool be too strong for the city rivals?

Will Everton end their Anfield hoodoo?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Alex Iwobi of Everton celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on September 01, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Everton meanwhile will see this as a fantastic opportunity to claim derby day success.

The Toffees actually come into this one in pretty decent form.

After their last trip to Anfield, Marco Silva was sacked and this signalled an upturn in form.

In the Premier League under caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson, they beat Chelsea 3-1 and then held Manchester United and Arsenal to draws.

Then Carlo Ancelotti took over; a stellar appointment given that he’s won 19 major honours as a manger including the Champions League three times.

He has also had an immediate impact, winning his first two matches at home to Burnley and at Newcastle.

On New Years’ Day, he did suffer his first defeat at Everton manager though, narrowly losing 2-1 at Manchester City.

All of that means they are 11th in the table which is fantastic given that they were in the relegation zone exactly a month ago.

But it’s trophies Everton fans want more than anything else.

Their last was that FA Cup victory in 1995, making this the longest trophy draught in the club’s 142 year history.

Since then, their only final appearance came in this competition in 2010 when they were beaten by Chelsea.

With Liverpool’s priorities lying elsewhere, can Everton take advantage and keep alive their cup hopes for another season?

Liverpool team news vs Everton

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Despite this being a derby game, it would be a major surprise if Jürgen Klopp did not heavily rotate his squad.

On Thursday, Alisson made his 50th Premier League appearance for Liverpool, keeping his 26th clean sheet.

Only two goalkeepers have kept more shutouts in their opening 50 starts.

However, he’s highly likely to be rested for this match with Adrián returning in goal.

In defence, they have very limited options with Nathaniel Clyne, Joël Matip and Dejan Lovren all out injured.

So, at least two youngsters will come into the defence.

As they were on the bench on Thursday, Nathaniel Phillips and Neco Williams are the leading candidates to do so.

Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson could add some experience to the back line with Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold rested.

Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever are also options.

In midfield, Naby Keïta got injured in the pre-Sheffield United warm-up so is unavailable.

He joins Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri in the treatment room.

Georginio Wijnaldum and captain Jordan Henderson started in mid-week and could both be rested with James Milner keeping his place.

He’ll be joined by Curtis Jones and Adam Lallana in the centre of the pitch.

In the front three, the Anfield faithful will get to see a debutant.

Japanese international Takumi Minamino has joined the club from RB Salzburg for £7.25 million and will start in his favoured left-wing position.

16 year old Harvey Elliott and cult hero Divock Origi will make up the front three with Salah, Firmino and Mané all rested.

Will this side still be too strong for Everton?

Everton team news vs Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Richarlison of Everton celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on December 07, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

As for Everton, no such selection dilemmas for them; Carlo Ancelotti is likely to name his strongest available XI.

This includes in goal where Jordan Pickford will be hoping it’s third time lucky after two miserable trips to Anfield.

They’re likely to continue with the 3-5-2 formation they’ve used in two of Ancelotti’s three matches.

Captain Séamus Coleman will continue as one of the centre-backs alongside Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate.

Michael Keane will once again be a substitute.

The back three allows the forward-thinking Lucas Digne and Djibril Sidibé to play at wing-back.

In the centre, Fabian Delph and Tom Davies will sit deeper behind Gylfi Sigurðsson.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin and André Gomes are long-term absentees.

They do have options in the front two though.

After five goals in his last six appearances, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a highly-likely starter.

Richarlison, who also started and scored at Manchester City on Wednesday, will continue as his strike partner.

Bernard, Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun and Moise Kean are the other offensive options.

Everton’s last win at Anfield came on 27 September 1999, 22 visits ago.

Can this Everton side change that here?

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Everton

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Everton

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Everton.

Predicted Everton line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Everton line-up vs Liverpool

Predicted Everton line-up vs Liverpool.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Premier League table:

1Liverpool FC26251061154676
2Manchester City27183668293957
3Leicester City27155754272750
4Chelsea FC2713594537844
5Manchester United27118841291241
6Tottenham Hotspur2711794436840
7Sheffield United27101072925440
8Wolverhampton Wanderers2791263832639
9Arsenal FC2781363936337
10Burnley FC27114123339-637
11Everton FC27106113641-536
12Southampton FC27104133448-1434
13Crystal Palace2789102432-833
14Newcastle United2787122441-1731
15Brighton & Hove Albion27610113239-728
16AFC Bournemouth2775152643-1726
17Aston Villa2774163452-1825
18West Ham United2666143045-1524
19Watford FC2759132443-1924
20Norwich City2746172451-2718
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