Everton (EVE) host neighbours Liverpool (LIV) at Goodison Park in the 59th Merseyside derby in the Premier League in the early hours of Thursday, December 2. The Matchday 14 clash between the two local rivals will kick off at 1:45 AM IST.

EVE vs LIV Dream11 prediction

Although Liverpool haven’t beaten Everton since their 5-2 win in December 2019, the odds are rightly stacked in their favour for Thursday’s fixture. The Reds have lost just one game this season as compared to Everton’s six defeats in 13 league matches. 

Furthermore, Jurgen Klopp’s men are averaging three goals per match, having scored 39 goals in 13 league outings - the most by any team in the Premier League this season. Everton, on the other hand, have conceded 20 goals already this season and are without a win in their last seven league games (L5, D2). Come Thursday, we expect Liverpool to emerge victorious even though playing in the hostile atmosphere at Goodison Park won’t be easy. 

EVE vs LIV Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2021-22

Top tip: Best forward

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is in some form this season. Replacing an injured Roberto Firmino in the starting XI, Jota has scored seven goals in 12 league appearances. Three of those seven strikes have come in his last two outings, meaning that he is in fine form and can be an asset to fantasy players at the moment. Given his run of form, we recommend you pick the Portuguese attacker in your fantasy team.

Top tip: Best midfielder

Sadio Mane, registered as a midfielder, has identical stats to that of Jota. Like the Portuguese, Mane has netted seven goals in the Premier League and has provided one assist. Considering his average of 3.2 shots per game and Everton’s frailty in defence, Mane could prove to be a high-scoring pick in your fantasy team. 

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold created two chances, completed 50 passes and provided an assist to finish with a tally of 64 fantasy points against Southampton in his last outing. The young full-back has provided three assists in his last two outings and has been a go-to player for fantasy enthusiasts recently.

For a goalkeeper, Everton’s Jordan Pickford would be a better pick than Liverpool’s Alisson Becker. Pickford is likely to be more active of the two, meaning that he will pull off more saves than the Brazilian, which translates to more points for fantasy players who have the Englishman in their team. 

EVE vs LIV probable playing XI

EVE playing XI (probable): Jordan Pickford (goalkeeper); Seamus Coleman (captain), Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Andros Townsend, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan, Anthony Gordon; Alex Iwobi; Richarlison

LIV playing XI (probable): Alisson Becker (goalkeeper); Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk; Andrew Robertson; Jordan Henderson (captain), Fabinho, James Milner; Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane

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