This Saturday sees one of the most anticipated Premier League games in years. A rejuvenated Everton are set to welcome the champions, Liverpool, to Goodison Park. 2020 has been a unique year and this merseywide derby feels particuarly different, with Everton topping the Premier League table.
When did Everton last win the Merseyside Derby?
It's been a long time since the Toffees came out on top of the Merseyside derby, having now gone 22 games without a win.
Their last victory was in 17 October 2010, a whole decade to the day before this Saturday's game. That game was won 2-0 with goals from Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta. Could Everton in 2-0 this year? It's +2650 for history to be repeated this week.
Over the past 7 days OddsChecker bettors have been backing Everton. With the blue half of merseyside accounting for 47.46% of bets on the result of the game. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool making up 36.19% of the bets, with the remainder being on the draw.
The big money has been on Everton, as they make up 64.75% of the total handle on the game, which is showing that a substantial amount of cash has been on the Toffees.
A big Everton victory, 3-1, has been the most backed scoreline, clocking in 24% of all the bets on the game. That's a scoreline that Everton fans, and a lot of fans absed in Manchester, would love to see.
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Given his incredible scoring it's no surprise that Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin leads the wagers for first goal. Salah and Mane may lead the odds, but it's the England man who is most backed, accounting for 53.85% of bets on the market, with Mo Salah second, taking just 15.38% of bets to open the scoring.
Mohamed Salah +390
Sadio Mane +500
Dominic Calvert-Lewin +600
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Man City +150