England: FA Cup
Match start: 20:55 (GMT+1)
The participants of the FA Cup have reached new Merseyside derby at a stage 1/32 final in absolutely different mood. On the 1st of January Liverpool has managed to break the resistance of strong rival Burnley during the away match (1:2) and then Everton on Goodison Park has lost to Manchester United (0:2).
This will be the 228th Merseyside derby. And here, in this historical battle the Reds have considerable advantage (+89=72-66, balls 315:257).
Liverpool (the head coach Jürgen Кlopp)
After the New Year's victory over Burnley (1:2), the five-time champion of Europe (1977, 1978, 1981,1984, 2005) has increased the total number of points up to 44 points and has come very closely to the third place that is taken by Chelsea. However, Chelsea has one more game to play (on the 3rd of January 3 against Arsenal):
Manchester City - 59, MU - 47, Chelsea - 45, Liverpool - 44, the Arsenal - 38...
Prior to the forthcoming cup meeting between the Toffees Jürgen Кlopp has declared that his team wants to fight for a prestigious national trophy.
Everton (the head coach Samuel Allardyce)
After the terrible start of the current season, the hosts of Goodison Park with Sam Allardyce's arrival have definitely left a relegation zone and then they have gradually gained the status of the challenger for the 7th Europe League place.
Now Everton has 27 points (+7=6-9) and the 9th place in top list. Though, right now fans of the Blue and Whites are upset by the current four match winless streak consisting of two draws with Chelsea (0:0) and West Bromwich (0:0) and also two defeats to MU (0:2) and to Bournemouth (1:2).
Quite recently (on the 10th of December) two most popular clubs from Merseyside have met at Anfield in frames of a calendar match of national championship. And this meeting has ended with a productive draw (1:1). However, the team of Sam Allardyce was on the rise and that is why has deserved, at least, one point.
But now the red team of Jürgen Кlopp is much better. And for this reason the victory of the hosts of Anfield in the forthcoming Cup derby is more obvious.
Liverpool – 1.40, draw – 4.50, Everton– 7.00;
Our tip: Liverpool (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.68 SBOBET