Liverpool v Everton latest odds, news and free bets

It was something of a puzzle to see Liverpool hovering around the even money mark to win at Sunderland and absolutely no surprise when Kenny Dalglish’s team flopped as favourite for the umpteenth time this season

Nevertheless, you won’t find anything like evens about the Reds for Tuesday’s Merseyside derby, despite the fact that Liverpool have won just 4 of their 13 home matches. Their latest slip-up at Anfield came against Arsenal where the Merseyside club were once again profligate with their finishing.

Can Pool raise their game (and their finishing) against the Toffees? There will be plenty of takers about the 7/10 (Bet Victor) and perhaps this is a match where Liverpool finally find the net a few times, with Luis Suarez chomping at the bit to get back among the goals.

The Uruguayan was thwarted at the Stadium of Light, although he could be the man for the occasion and odds of 5/1 (Betfred free bets) are available about the controversial forward who is desperate to let his football do the talking.

Even so, Everton are absolutely buzzing after beating Tottenham on Saturday and odds of 9/2 (bet365 £200 free bets) are simply too big about David Moyes’ men. Yes, they were slightly fortunate to beat Spurs on Saturday night but this confident team finally have a cutting edge and it’s hard to oppose the visitors.

The Toffees are unbeaten in their last nine matches, with their five victories all coming at Goodison Park and the four draws coming on the road. Therefore, perhaps we should take the men in blue to avoid a defeat but perhaps not do enough to secure a win – especially as tasty odds of 13/5 (Paddy Power).

Nikica Jelavic will be looking forward to his first Merseyside derby after breaking his Everton duck on Saturday and the former Rangers man is a 10/1 poke with Bet Victor to break the deadlock for a second game running.

Interestingly, all four of Everton’s away games have ended in a 1-1 scoreline and this demonstrates that the likes of Heitinga, Distin and Jagielka are very solid at the back, pointing to a low-scoring contest. Another 1-1 draw is 6/1, while Under 2.5 Goals looks the call.

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