Liverpool vs. Everton: A Title Race and A Relegation Battle in one Merseyside Derby

April 22, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English Premier League 2021/2022
Matchday 34
Anfield, Liverpool

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The 240th Merseyside Derby is here, and both teams may be as far apart in form and class as ever in their rich rivalry history. Everton will travel to neighbors Liverpool on the 24th of April for a crunch English Premier League tie, with the game scheduled to kick off at 21:00 IST.

Liverpool strengthened their quest for a quadruple with a 4-0 victory against Manchester United, and Jürgen Klopp’s side are flying in all competitions. Everton only managed to string together their first two matches without defeat in a while, managing a win and a draw in their last two games as they fight for survival.

Teams Status

Take a look at the latest form and team news from the Merseyside neighbors:

Liverpool Form and Team News

EFL Cup Champions, second in the league by one point, in the FA Cup finals, and the semi-finals of the Champions League, Liverpool are having a season to remember. They are yet to lose in the league this year, with eleven wins and two draws and are the EPL’s highest goalscorers with 83 goals.

Klopp’s men are also yet to lose at home in the EPL this season and have put 33 goals past their last 11 visitors while conceding only two and keeping nine clean sheets. Mohammed Salah leads the Premier League’s goal-scoring chart and has been pivotal to the Reds’ quest for a four-trophy haul.

Liverpool will be without Roberto Firmino for the Merseyside Derby as he sustained a foot injury recently.

Everton Form and Team News

Frank Lampard’s men are in the fight of their lives as they look to escape relegation and hold on to their Premier League status next season. They are in dire straits, as they come up against a Liverpool team yet to lose in 2022, while they have only managed to play two matches without losing for the first time since October 2021.

With only one win in the last 25 Merseyside derbies, Everton will look to reenact a repeat of last season’s 2-0 victory but will have to arrest their poor away form, which has seen them lose their last six away games in the league. Richarlison has been a bright spot in a poor season for the Toffees, scoring seven goals and creating four.

Tom Davies, Andros Townsend, and Nathan Patterson are the players on the sidelines for Everton, and they will not be available for selection ahead of the Merseyside Derby.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Expectedly, Liverpool are strong favorites to win the Merseyside Derby on the sportsbooks at, Melbet, and Parimatch, with the odds placed at 1.20, 1.22, and 1.21, respectively. A draw is placed at 6.80, 7.5, and 7.30 odds on all three sportsbooks and a victory for Everton is placed at 14.50, 15.00, and 13.50 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Liverpool are unbeaten at home this season and on a 13-match unbeaten run in 2022. It is hard to see them crumble against Everton, who have only been able to win against them once in their last 25 meetings. Here are the likely outcomes for this fixture:

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.43

Liverpool are the league’s highest goal scorers and have averaged three goals per game in their last 11 home games. We expect a flurry of goals in this Merseyside Derby, and the outcome for over 2.5 goals is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.43 odds.

Tip: Liverpool to Win @ 1.21

Liverpool are in a title race that affords them no room for slip-ups, and they will be desperate to pile more pressure on Manchester City by winning this match. They are unbeaten in 13 games in 2022, winning 11 and drawing two, so we expect them to come out on top in this Merseyside Derby. Liverpool to win is available on Parimatch at 1.21 odds.


The Merseyside Derby has a strong historical significance, and both teams are in conflicting situations at both ends of the table. Everton are facing a relegation battle, while Liverpool are gunning for the league title. We expect a thrilling football Merseyside Derby.come.

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