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Liverpool v Everton - Sunday 14:15, Sky Sports
Liverpool are W8-D5-L1 over their last 14 across all competitions and with six of these wins coming in their last eight, it’s Klopp’s side that enter this clash as the form side has he’s got all his front men back and firing on all cylinders. Everton may have registered consecutive wins against West Ham and Huddersfield with accompanying clean sheets, scoring six goals in the process, but both those sides are in poor form at present and followed on from 4-1 and 5-1 losses to Southampton and Atalanta respectively.
Indeed, in the league they’re winless on the road in 15, conceding an average of 2.3 goals a game this campaign. Furthermore, in their last eight trips to the ‘Big Six’, The Toffees have lost six times with five of these by at least a two-goal margin. Although we expect some sort of defensive improvement under Big Sam, their lack of pace at the back could be exposed by Liverpool’s electric forward play.
The Toffees’ matches have been particularly high-scoring of late, with five of their last six featuring at least four goals, while Liverpool have been as entertaining as ever under Klopp. They’ve netted 33 times in their last 10 across all competitions, with all but one of these seeing more than two strikes and Over 3.5 Goals occurring in half.
In fact, three of the last four Merseyside derbies at Anfield have seen exactly four goals. Liverpool have scored exactly three times in five of their last 14 at home – their most common amount in that time – but Everton will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet too having managed 12 goals across their last five. So we’re taking a chance on a repeat of the 3-1 score from this fixture last term, which is a 10/1 shot.
Liverpool have made hard work of breaking teams down during the early periods at Anfield, with the pace and intensity of their attack proving too much for opponents with tired legs in the latter stages. In fact, prior to their midweek Champions League tie with Spartak Moscow, eight of their last 10 goals at Anfield have come after the break, while in the league they’ve been level at half-time in five of their seven matches there. Everton have been level after the opening-45 in four of their last five, and so we’ll take a chance on Draw/Liverpool HT/FT at 4.2.
Weekend Team News Analysis
Burnley v Watford
Robbie Brady (RW), Burnley
Brady has played more than twice as many key passes for Burnley than any of his teammates this term. Last week’s 1-0 defeat at Leicester was the first time he’d played less than an hour this season. Burnley have already hosted each of the bottom six but only managed to win half of these games as they were held to draws by West Ham and Huddersfield and beaten by West Brom, while they were beaten by Arsenal in their last outing at Turf Moor. Watford have impressed on their travels, winning four of their seven road games with their defeats coming at Chelsea and Everton. They should probably have won or at least got something from those two as they spurned numerous opportunities against the former, and had a 2-0 lead against the latter before falling away late on and as a result we’re siding with Watford Draw No Bet at 2.12
Spurs v Stoke
Davinson Sanchez (CB) and Toby Alderweireld (CB), Spurs
Alderweireld’s recent absence has merely underlined his importance to Spurs. In the last 12 matches he’s missed they’ve kept just two clean sheets. That compares to a 50% clean sheet rate when he’s started since the beginning of last season. His absence should be more keenly felt this week with Sanchez suspended.
Stoke have drawn a blank just twice in their last 14 and netted in seven of their last 10 visits to the Big Six. We’re siding with a Spurs win and both teams to score at 2.88
Real Madrid v Sevilla
Sergio Ramos (CB), Casemiro (DM), Dani Carvajal (RB), Real Madrid
There are question marks over Real Madrid’s squad this season after a lack of signings in the summer and they have three first choice players suspended for this test. Since the start of last season they’ve kept just four clean sheets in the 20 matches Casemiro has missed.
Sevilla haven’t won at either of the ‘Big Two’ since 2008/09, but they’ve only lost by a single goal in half of their last 10 visits and should fancy going close against this out of sorts Real side- we’re siding with Los Rojiblancos +2 on the Handicap at 2.05
Putting these three in a treble gives you a tasty 10/1 shot that you can back here
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