Insight and Analysis: Everton vs Liverpool Premier League 2021 Match Preview.
Everton vs Liverpool Premier League 2021 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Prediction and Where to Watch.
The 239th Merseyside derby will take place at Goodison Park, in a long-running tale that has torn entire families within a city obsessed with football.
Everton won the first H2H here 3-0 in October 1894, but Liverpool has dominated the all-time series since then. With an unblemished record (W95, D76, L67).
Everton’s players may be feeling blue themselves, given they haven’t won in their past seven Premier League (PL) games (D2, L5).
The prospects of them going four derbies undefeated for the first time since April 1996 appear slim.
However, the ‘Blues’ have yet to win consecutive H2Hs in the Premier League’s 29-year history.
Everton manager Rafael Bentez, on the other hand, hasn’t relished meeting his former team, and is winless in six previous matches against Liverpool.
Since leaving the club in 2010 (D3, L3).With Everton’s most recent home win over the ‘Reds’ coming in October of that year!
Jürgen Klopp’s side are overwhelming pre-match favourites, and travel with the swagger only a 10-0 aggregate scoreline over their last three meetings can provide.
In fact, the league’s top scorers have scored two or more goals in all but one of their Premier League matches this season, more than double Everton’s goal total.
Liverpool will be optimistic of avenging their 3-2 defeat to West Ham in their last away match, which was their first in the Premier League since February (W10, D2).
Klopp has mocked the Merseyside derby’s violence before, but the derby’s fervor is anchored in the numbers:
No other Premier League match has produced more red cards than the 22 handed out between Merseyside’s blue and red halves!
Players to Watch
Richarlison of Everton was the last player to receive a red card in October 2020, despite the fact that he had scored eight of his previous 10 club goals at Goodison Park.
Before halftime, Diogo Jota has scored eight of his past nine Liverpool goals.
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Richarlison returns from suspension for Everton’s visit to Liverpool on Wednesday, although Mason Holgate will miss one more game.
Abdoulaye Doucoure returned to the starting lineup at the weekend and will do so again this week.
Demarai Gray was fit enough to start against Brentford at the weekend, and he should be back in the starting lineup here.
Rafa Benitez would probably prefer to park the bus against Liverpool.
But he doesn’t have the players to do so with Holgate suspended and Yerry Mina still sidelined.
When Liverpool takes on Merseyside rivals Everton on Wednesday, expect few changes in the lineup.
This is the first game since Virgil van Dijk and Thiago suffered significant injuries at Goodison Park.
Ibrahima Konate, who scored a hat trick against Southampton on Saturday, will most likely be replaced by Joel Matip.
Thiago has only played about an hour in each of Liverpool’s last two games.Indicating that he will be rested either today or at the weekend.
If Thiago leaves the team, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on standby.
In all competitions, Everton has drawn 8 of their last 9 home encounters against Liverpool.
Liverpool’s last ten games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Liverpool has scored at least two goals in their last 10 matches (Premier League).
Six of Everton’s previous seven home matches against Liverpool in all competitions have ended in a draw at halftime and fulltime.
In 22 of their last 23 matches, Liverpool has gone undefeated (Premier League).
Everton has failed to score in each of their last three games (Premier League).
Everton has lost five of their last six games (Premier League).
In all competitions, Liverpool is unbeaten in their past ten away encounters against Everton.
Rafa Benitez takes over as Everton manager, bringing with him a lot of pressure from his previous club Liverpool.
Everton has lost five of their previous six games and is winless in their last seven.
Everton’s recovery from their present rut has been hampered by injuries.
Since losing 3-2 to West Ham before the international break, Liverpool has won three in a row.
In that time, Liverpool has scored ten goals while conceding none.
Recent Goodison Park encounters between the two sides have been somewhat uninteresting affairs.
In the last nine games, there have been three 0-0s and eight draws.
With Everton currently missing a number of key players, the trend of draws is unlikely to continue.
Liverpool should thrash their opponents in midweek.
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