(EPL) Liverpool vs. Everton, 10/17/2020 7:30 AM, Score: 2 - 2
Money Line: -120.00 Liverpool (Away)
Bookmaker: Bet365
Result: Push
This is a 10* on LIVERPOOL

What an early season showdown we’ve got here in the Premier League as current table leaders Everton take on last year’s standard-bearer Liverpool. Not being entirely sold on Everton, we’re backing Liverpool in a serious way on Saturday in the 288th edition of the Merseyside Derby. When these sides take the pitch on Saturday, it will have been 10 years to the date since Everton last beat the Reds. It will also be the 5-year anniversary of Jurgen Klopp taking over the reigns of Liverpool. That the Reds are coming off their worst Premier League loss ever, 7-2 at the hands of Aston Villa two weeks ago, only adds to the drama here. Liverpool has never dropped two straight EPL fixtures under Klopp and coming off the International Break will certainly be ready for this one. Everton is the only EPL side to have taken all the possible points from their first four matches and there is no doubt that the Toffees are feeling good entering this one. But history is not on their side here. Not only has it been a decade since they defeated their rivals, they have not started a Premier League campaign with five straight victories since 1938-39. Though they did defeat Tottenham Hotspur a few weeks back, that remains Everton’s lone win over a “Top Six” team since Ancelotti took over. Too much pressure on Everton here. Play on LIVERPOOL