Fresh from their dramatic Europa Cup victory over Borussia Dortmund last week, Liverpool must now welcome the visit of fierce rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby. With the Toffees themselves hoping to end the season on a high-note with a top half finish, there will certainly be plenty to play for at Anfield on Wednesday night.
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Whilst neither side are in the position they want to be in where the Premier League table is concerned, a semi final appearance for Liverpool and Everton in the Europa League and FA Cup respectively means there’s still plenty to play for either side of Stanley Park for the remainder of the season.
And for all their woe at the start of the season, Liverpool are now a side in the ascendancy.
Against a Dortmund side that brushed aside Tottenham Hotspur so convincingly in the previous round, the Red men pulled off a famous European comeback at Anfield last Thursday akin to the ones we’ve been accustomed to seeing down the years. With further victories against Stoke City and Bournemouth in the space of just a week, Jurgen Klopp’s men have hit form at just the right time with Champions League qualification via the Europa League route now a real possibility.
For their opponents Everton, an arguably world class spine containing the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley has not been enough to appease fans who are running out of patience with Spanish boss Roberto Martinez. They currently sit in an unremarkable 11th position in the Premier League standings and with their eyes firmly fixed on this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final match-up against Manchester United, will do well to get a result in front of the Kop on Wednesday night.
Liverpool: Emre Can will be the biggest miss for Liverpool after he damaged his ankle ligaments in their 4-3 win over Dortmund last week.
Everton: Toffees right back Seamus Coleman faces a race against time to be fit for Wednesday’s clash with Everton managber Roberto Martinez admitting it will be ‘difficult’ to see him involved in any fixture this week.
Where does the betting value lie?
Just like we said in this week’s ‘Three things we expect to happen’ feature, we expect the goals to fly in from every angle on Wednesday evening. With Liverpool’s excellent form and home advantage to boot, we expect them to win out in a likely high-scoring contest where we’re tipping dangerous Belgian Divock Origi to get on the score sheet.
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