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Super Sunday Betting Preview

We preview the two big Derby matches this ‘Super Sunday’ – featuring Liverpool vs Everton at Anfield and then Manchester United vs Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Liverpool v Everton    

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Liverpool/LiverpoolHalf-Time/Full-Time10/11CoralLadbrokes
Liverpool 2-0Correct Score13/2Bet365
Liverpool 2-1Correct Score17/2Bet365
Phillipe Coutinho (ew)First Goalscorer6/1Bet365

Recent history in the Merseyside Derby does not bode well for Sam Allardyce’s side – with Everton having won just one of their last 21 meetings (D9, L11) with Liverpool.

Indeed, the last time the Blues won at Anfield was over 18 years ago, in September 1999, and they lost here 3-1 last season and 4-0 the season beforehand.

While Allardyce was the last visiting manager to leave Anfield with a win, with Crystal Palace in April, his previous record at Anfield (L10, D3) hardly suggests that he has the solution to silencing the Kop on Sunday.

So, it is little surprise to see Everton available at 10/1 (generally), with the Reds just 3/10 and the draw available at 5/1.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded 19 league goals this season, but only 2 of those were here at Anfield – where they rattled 7 goals past Spartak Moscow in midweek.

But the visitors have won their last two matches without conceding, albeit both at Goodison Park to West Ham and Huddersfield, and they will no doubt attempt to unsettle the Reds defence with set pieces.

Odds of 5/1 on the draw do offer some appeal given that Everton have drawn nearly 50% of their games at Anfield since that last win here (D8, L9), but Liverpool’s front four of Coutinho, Firmino, Salah and Mane look irresistible at present.

Liverpool have been leading at half-time and full-time in four of their last five league games and we suggest backing that at best odds of 10/11 with Coral or Ladbrokes.

We also recommend backing 2-0 and 2-1 home wins at 13/2 and 17/2 respectively with Bet365 – who also refund losing Correct Score bets on all games that finish 0-0.

Finally, Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick on Wednesday against Spartak and a cracking free-kick against Brighton last weekend – back the Brazilian each-way at 6/1 with Bet365 to score first (1/3 odds for the ‘place’ – if he scores a goal at any time).

All odds quoted are subject to change

Manchester United v Manchester City    

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Draw1X25/2Bet365
1-1Correct Score6/1Bet365
Jesse Lingard (ew)First Goalscorer11/1Bet365

City aim to equal the Premier League record of 14 wins in a row, set by Arsenal back in 2002,  with a victory here – and they are best price 13/10 favourites with Betfred.

But United (12/5 Betfair) have conceded just one goal in their seven league games at Old Trafford this season and they are unbeaten in their last 40 home games.

There is no question that Jose Mourinho will set his side up to frustrate and with David de Gea stopping almost everything that is thrown at him of late, we think that the draw looks the best option at 5/2 with Bet365.

On the same basis, back 1-1 at 6/1 with Bet365, with that money back if it ends 0-0.

Jesse Lingard has scored three goals in United’s last two league games and he is 11/1 with Bet365 to score the first goal here – which looks a decent each-way price.

All odds quoted are subject to change