Local bragging rights will be at stake on Tuesday when Kenny Dalglish's Reds host David Moyes' Toffees and Willie Duncan is anticipating a very close match between the two sidesLocal pride will be on the line on Tuesday night when Everton make the short trip to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds' recent form will be of concern to Kenny Dalglish ahead of this match with his side having won just once in their last eight Premier League outings. In fact, Liverpool have collected a miserly five points in 2012 so far.
Of course, in that time, Liverpool have lifted the Carling Cup and progressed smoothly to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and that is perhaps why they have been installed as 18/25 (1.72) favourites with 188Bet.
Everton are chalked up at 17/5 (4.40) with 188Bet and will come into Tuesday's clash with confidence after beating Tottenham at the weekend.
Recent successes against Chelsea and Manchester City will also ensure that the Toffees have no fear of their local rivals. The draw is available at 12/5 (3.40) with 188Bet and that looks a great price given how close this game could be.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez has rarely been out of the limelight this season and he is 9/2 (5.50) with 188Bet to notch the opening goal here while Everton's Australian danger man Tim Cahill is priced up at 12/1 (13.0) with the same firm to score first.
These matches are always feisty with 19 red cards having been shown in this fixture in the past 13 years. Often, when the red mist descends, the quality of the football suffers and these games are usually tight, low scoring affairs.
With Liverpool hardly in inspiring form, this match is unlikely to buck the trend and the 19/25 (1.76) quote from 188Bet for fewer than three goals to be scored represents good value as does the 4/1 (5.0) from the same firm for the contest to be level at half time and full time.
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|Liverpool and Everton to draw at 12/5 (3.40) with 188Bet
||Tim Cahill to score first at 12/1 (13.0) with 188Bet
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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.