THERE was no shortage of drama as the Premier League returned to our screens.
After Arsenal’s surrender against Brighton yesterday saw us in the money, it’s time to turn our attention to a bumper pair of Super Sunday games.
Everton vs Liverpool (Sunday, 7pm)
The title party is on hold – but for how long?
After a season of domination, Liverpool are close to confirming their first top-flight title since 1990.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side have swept aside all comers this term and only fell short of going unbeaten when losing to Watford back in February.
Everton under Carlo Ancelotti are a curious beast – plenty of initial bite, but turns into a bit of a softie when you figure out it’s weaknesses.
The Italian desperately needs a summer to shape the squad in his image and we’re not convinced this Toffees side currently have the weapons to worry the Reds.
How they’d love to spoil the party though – but don’t underestimate the lack of a Goodison crowd in this one.
With a full house behind them, perhaps the Blues could up their game enough to give Liverpool something to really think about. But with just stewards and subs watching on? We don’t see it.
Klopp’s side have shown themselves to be thoroughly professional all season and the value here is with a low-scoring Liverpool win.
Three of the last five meetings here have ended 0-0, while the other two featured just three goals between them.
We can see a similar, cagey encounter as the Reds so just enough to take the points – back them with confidence at 4/7 while under 2.5 goals in a huge 23/20.
For a team which has 12 of 14 on the road this term, that odds-on price isn’t too small to turn down.
And we have a strange feeling it will be Roberto Firmino to fire the winner – the Brazilian loves it on the road despite not netting at Anfield this term.
He’s 5/2 to net at anytime, while you can get the same price on Divock Origi who likely won’t start. Get on.
SunSport best bets
- Under 2.5 goals at Goodison: 23/20
- Liverpool to win: 4/7
- Roberto Firmino to net: 5/2
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.