Liverpool are in stellar form as they contemplate the second Merseyside derby of the campaign losing one of their last 19 matches inside normal time.
During that period they’ve won nine times, with an impressive six of those victories coming away from the supportive arms of the Anfield faithful.
One happy trend has underpinned their dramatic road-going progress – the ability to do just enough.
Their FA Cup win over Bolton Wanderers in midweek was their fourth win by a single strike in the last five matches beyond their own backyard.
Here on news.bwin.com we tipped up the match to be won by a one-goal margin for a 13/10 payday that dwarfed the 11/20 on offer about a Liverpool win.
It seems churlish to turn one’s back on a winning formula and there’s reason to believe what worked at the Macron will do for Goodison Park too.
Brendan Rodgers’ men are 13/10 win favourites, with Everton 13/5 for three points and the draw a 12/5 punt.
A one-goal victory margin (a bet which covers either success for either side), is an identical price to the Liverpool triumph.
Just one of the last six ‘friendly derbies’ were decided by more than one goal if at all, while Everton have lost just four times at Goodison this term, three times by a single goal.
Although the Toffees have seemed in disarray at times in 2014/15, they retain all their old stubbornness against the top sides on home turf.
Three members of the 2013/14 top four have already visited them this season and all three left with just a point for their efforts.
If Liverpool are to keep up their enviable recent run of road wins then it’s going to be close.
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