Liverpool will be in good spirits ahead of a Merseyside derby on Sunday that has the potential to be a season-defining clash for both sides.
If Everton take all three points they’ll finish ahead of their city rivals for the second year in a row while Brendan Rodgers’ side can narrow the gap to just two points – with two games left, if they can find a win.
History favours the Reds who are unbeaten in their last 12 derby meetings in front of the Kop and the hosts can be backed at even money (2.0) with Paddy Power to extend that run on Sunday.
With Luis Suarez suspended for 10 games Rodgers was forced to change tactics against Newcastle last weekend and it paid dividends. A thrilling attacking display led to a 6-0 demolition of the Magpies and his side will come into this tie brimming with confidence.
Philippe Coutinho pulled the strings in midfield against Alan Pardew’s side which allowed Suarez’s replacement Daniel Sturridge the space to capitalise.
The former Chelsea striker scored his seventh Premier League goal in 11 games since his January transfer from Chelsea and is 9/2 (5.50) to open the scoring against Everton or 11/4 (3.75) to score first for his side with Paddy Power.
And if Sturridge scores the last goal in this game, Paddy Power will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast single bets on the match.
Manchester United v Chelsea
Meanwhile Sturridge’s old club Chelsea visit newly-crowned champions Manchester United later in the day and still have a little bit of work to do to cement a top-four Champions League spot although they’re favourites to do so.
United have had the better of the league clashes – which have been high-scoring affairs with 24 goals in their last six league meetings.
The sides drew 2-2 here in the FA Cup before Chelsea won the replay 1-0 while the Blues were 5-4 Capital One Cup winners at Stamford Bridge in October.
With little love lost between the managers Sir Alex Ferguson won’t want to gift Rafa Benitez any points here and United will look to Robin van Persie to lead from the front.
The Netherlands international’s 25 league goals to date should see him crowned the Premier League’s top scorer in Suarez’s absence. With six goals in his last four games he could become the first Manchester United player since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08 to crack 30 league goals in a season.
And if Robin Van Persie scores the last goal in this game, Paddy Power will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast single bets on the match.
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast