Everton vs Liverpool Soccer Prediction Today
Their 3-1 defeat by Manchester City on the previous day put an end to the hopes that Everton will be able to reach a place in the Europa League in their 2018/2019 season. Parked in the 40 points (11 wins, seven draws and 14 losses), the team ranks ninth in the standings.
To reach the continental tournament, he would have to finish in the top six. This block is closed by Arsenal, which has 11 points more. There is also a possibility, depending on who will be the champion of the Cup of England, that the seventh place can also get there. But even if this possibility turns real, Everton’s chance is reduced. Burnley, currently seventh-placed, has six points and Leicester has 43 points.
Thus, the six remaining games for the Liverpool Blues will serve only and just to meet the table and allow the coach and coach Sam Allardyce to anticipate the preparation for next season avoiding to make the mistakes that led the club to a bad campaign in the beginning of the current. The performance was so bad that it caused the resignation of the Dutch technician Frank de Boer.
Big Sam has a relatively large number of medical problems aimed at setting his team up for the classic. They are in the ward the reserve keeper Maarten Stekelenburg (without performances in season 2017/2018 of the English Championship); defenders Mason Holgate (15 games, no goal) and Eliaquim Mangala (two games, no goal); and Idrissa Gueye (27 games, one goal), James McCarthy (four games without a goal) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (27 games, four goals).
When Liverpool take to the pitch on Saturday, all their fans’ attention will be focused on another match. On Tuesday, April 10, the team will have the chance to reach its most significant achievement in the 2017/2018 season. After beating Manchester City 3-0 at Anfield Road on Wednesday, April 4, they may even lose by two goals difference at the home of their rivals who will still be given the right to play in the UEFA Champions League semi- Champions.
In this way, the classic with Everton is not able to arouse great emotions. This must be reflected, even, in the behavior of coach Jurgen Klopp, who most likely will leave out of the game some of his most important players. After all, they played a game of great intensity less than 72 hours earlier and should be very well prepared to handle the advantage gained.
One of the absences is taken for granted. Striker Mohamed Salah (31 matches in English Premier League 2017/2018, 29 goals) left the game against City at the start of the second half. He suffered a groin injury. There is still no return forecast, since the athlete needs further tests that will determine the severity of the injury. But even if it is not such a serious problem, the German coach can hardly risk worsening the situation by putting him on the field on Saturday.
Salah’s situation has a direct implication in another situation. Without him, it is even more important to have Brazilian Roberto Firmino (31 matches, 14 goals) and Senegalese Sadio Mane (24 matches, nine goals) in the attack. Speed players are key players in a game where the team will most likely be able to exploit the counterattacks before a Manchester City who will be forced to take more risks in search of the rout. Thus, it is possible for one or both of them to remain outside to avoid bruising.
After all, Liverpool already has a significant number of injured athletes. Defenders Joe Gomez (21 games, no goal), Ragnar Klavan (15 games, one goal) and Joel Matip (25 games, one goal) are in the ward; the socks Adam Lalana (11 games, no goal) and Emre Can (26 games, three goals); and striker Benjamin Woodburn (without performances).
Soccer Prediction of teh Day Everton vs Liverpool
Last week, the City had exactly Everton as an opponent. He could have put a reserve team on the pitch to preserve the starters for the game against Liverpool. He did not. Coach Pepe Guardiola seems to have been blinded by the rivalry and scaled the best team in hand to reach the three points and have the opportunity to set the title in the game against Manchester United. Conquer the one that would come sooner or later.
Having followed this mistake of the rival, Klopp will hardly take the same attitude and should climb a team formed mostly by reserves on Saturday. Which could make life easier for Everton to break their 16-game fast against their rivals.
Prediction Today: Everton