Having scored twice against Hull City to become the first Everton player to reach 20 goals in a single Premier League season, Romelu Lukaku will be looking to continue his fine form in Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield.
Currently top scorer in the league with 21 goals from 27 starts, the Belgium international is available at 11/2 (6.50) with Betfair Sportsbook to open the scoring against Liverpool.
Considering he has hit the net five times in previous encounters against the Reds, anytime odds of 13/8 (2.63) certainly appear generous on the 23-year-old extending the prolific streak that has produced nine goals in the last six games alone.
Such is Lukaku’s importance to Ronald Koeman’s team that the next highest-scorer is Kevin Mirallas all the way back on four goals, a 10/3 (4.33) shot to get on the scoresheet.
With just three league goals to his name, Enner Valencia can also be backed at 10/3 (4.33) anytime odds, while Ross Barkley is on offer at 7/2 (4.50) to grab his first derby goal.
At the other end of the pitch, Sadio Mane will be looking to become the hero once again after scoring a last-minute winner in December’s 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.
Having struck 12 times in 25 league starts since joining from Southampton last summer, the Senegal international is a 9/2 (5.50) favourite to break the deadlock and 13/10 (2.30) to strike anytime.
Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino can also be backed at 9/2 (5.50) as he attempts to make up for a number of missed chances in the 1-1 draw against Manchester City last time out.
After hitting the first of his side’s four goals in Jurgen Klopp’s 4-0 Merseyside derby win last season, Divock Origi is priced at 15/8 (2.88) to score a first league goal since mid-December here.
On the scoresheet for Brazil during the international break, Philippe Coutinho is a 2/1 (3.00) shot to strike for just the second time in 12 club appearances himself.