This Monday Night Special sees an explosive fixture at Goodison Park with Everton taking on Merseyside rivals Liverpool.

This derby is a huge match for both sides, Everton will be looking for a first win in 12 attempts, with their last win coming in 2010.

The Toffees come into this match on the back of a morale-boosting win against Arsenal 2-1, having stuttered of late.

Liverpool come into this match in excellent form themselves, with a thumping 3-0 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

They themselves have experienced mixed form of late, having dropped five points against Bournemouth and West Ham. The Red's have recent history on their side with an incredibly one sided record against the Toffee's.

Everton vs Liverpool – Monday 19th December 2016 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1 

Everton

Everton welcome Liverpool to Goodison Park on Monday evening, in an explosive Monday Night Football fixture.

Ronald Koeman's side come into this match in better form, having beaten high-flying Arsenal 2-1 on Tuesday evening.

In-form Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring for the Gunners (20), however that was as good as Arsenal's night got.

Seamus Coleman equalised for the Toffees(44) with the Everton full-back completely unmarked in the six-yard box.

Ashley Williams left it late to give Everton the lead (86), with Arsenal conceding another header, Mustafi's absence keenly felt.

Phil Jagielka (90+3) received his marching orders late on, despite a goal mouth scramble Everton held on for all three points.

Toffees In Need Of Run

That result will give Everton the belief that they have been lacking since the Chelsea result, this is a huge match for the city of Liverpool.

It has seen them plummet down the table, they now sit in 8th place, 11 points and six places below their Merseyside rivals.

So far Koeman and Everton have tasted defeat six times, with four of those defeats coming in their last seven matches.

Toffees Underdogs

Their poor run of form means Everton come into this match as underdogs, with the Red's favoured to win the match.

This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman's side, with Liverpool enjoying an excellent season.

The Toffees will be looking to better their recent record against Liverpool, they haven't won in 12 meetings against the Reds.

Everton are 13/5 with Romelu Lukaku at 6/1 to score first.

Everton

Reds Flood Riverside

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Middlesbrough during the week.

They were defeated 3-0 by Liverpool on Wednesday evening, a thoroughly miserable performance from the home side.A Lallana (29,

Adam Lallana continued his fine season with a double (29, 68), with Belgian Divock Origi (60) scoring in between, with Lallana getting an assist.

Another headline from the Riverside was the recall for Simon Mignolet in goal, at the expense of Loris Karius.

Reds In Mixed Form

Their recent form will have puzzled manager Jurgen Klopp, he will be delighted they have roared back in emphatic fashion.

It was the perfect response to one of their worst passages this season, with a win against Middlesbrough giving Liverpool a much-needed boost.

Liverpool have an excellent recent record against Everton, the Blues have only won twice since 2006, with Liverpool winning 10 and the draw count at 11.

Red Hot Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the heavy favourites, with their excellent league form taken into account.

They will be looking to register their 11th win of the season, they will also be looking to keep their title ambitions alive.

Jurgen Klopp's men will also be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Everton, in 185 matches they have won 72, drawn 61 and lost 52.

Liverpool are 1/1 with Divock Origi and Roberto Firmino at 5/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Origi to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Everton to win 2-1 @ 11/1

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