Betting round-up: Liverpool short at home to Everton

The Reds are being tipped to have an easy time of it when their local rivals make the short trip across the city for this mid-week game, and punters should be wary
Liverpool are heavy favourites to win the Merseyside derby at home to Everton on Wednesday morning (AEDT), while Manchester United and Arsenal are both expected to cruise.

Brendan Rodgers' Reds are paying $1.75 at bet365 to beat the Toffees at Anfield, with Roberto Martinez's men at $4.33 and the draw worth $3.75.

The hosts would appear a little short given both teams drew their last league fixture and just one point separates fourth-place Liverpool from Everton in sixth spot.

With that in mind, perhaps it's worth backing a draw at half-time and a Liverpool win at a healthy $5.00 in the half-time/full-time market.


Back Newcastle to win at Norwich at $2.37

Go for a half-time draw and Liverpool win at $5.00

Elsewhere on Wednesday morning, United are $1.25 favourites to dispatch Cardiff City ($11.00) at Old Trafford, where the draw is at $5.75.

Juan Mata could be in line for his United debut after completing a reported 37 million-pound switch from Chelsea and the Spaniard is at something of an optimistic $7.50 to open the scoring on his first start in a red shirt.

Arsenal are also fancied despite being away from home. You can get only $1.90 on a Gunners win at Southampton, who are paying $3.80, with draw at $3.60.

Harder for punters to call is Crystal Palace ($2.40) at home to Hull City ($3.10) and Newcastle United ($2.37) away to Norwich City ($2.87), with the draw paying $3.10 and $3.40 respectively in those two games.

Finally, struggling Fulham ($5.00) are being given little chances of winning away to Swansea City ($1.66), with the draw in that one at $3.75.